1.  secure oral hygiene products for
residents’ oral health kits.
 develop oral health protocols.
 promote the importance of daily oral
care among staff.
2.  The oral health kit is based on the model
used @ Deer Lodge facility in Winnipeg.
3.  April & May 2014
› In one Parkridge Centre neighborhood,
Saskatoon Health Region – Oral Health
Program dental health educators (DHE’s) are
 initial oral health assessments using the Oral
Health Assessment Tool (OHAT)
 Hands-on instruction for daily care.
4.  Next Steps
› DHE’s training Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE)
on assessments and daily oral care. Better
Oral Health in Long Term Care training
module is being used.
› CNE’s will train Continuing Care Aides
5.  CNE’s are using mannequins with oral
cavities and teeth, to help staff become
comfortable in providing oral care.
6.  Adjustments will be made to processes,
training and resources as required, until
everything flows well.
 CNE’s will continue adding
neighborhoods and training front-line
staff, until daily oral care is fully
7. • This resource was distributed to residents and
their families during April.