Surrey NHS Community Dental Service provides dental care to adults with additional needs.
We regularly engage with care teams, carers, social workers and family members when providing oral care for our patients.
You can access the resources we routinely use when designing oral care plans for our patients and their care teams.
Useful sites and links
Dr Barman's Tooth Brush
Dr Barman’s is a three headed tooth brush which cleans all surfaces of the teeth simultaneously.
These may be recomended by the dental team for patients who find it hard to tolerate brushing for long periods of time or those who have limited manual dexterity.
Flossettes are small lengths of dental floss secured to a handle.
These can help clean between the teeth. Flossettes can be useful for patients with reduced manual dexterity or for carers trying to clean between their client’s teeth.
NICE Guidelines. Oral Health for Adults in Care Homes
This guideline covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes. The aim is to maintain and improve their oral health and ensure timely access to dental treatment.NICE Guidelines. Oral Health For Adults in Care Homes