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ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION: HOW CAN WE HELP AS NURSES. Andrew Brewer Chair, WFH Dental Committee. IDEAL SITUATION. Dental team is an integral part of the comprehensive care unit. Dental surgeon Dental nurse Dental hygienist (therapist) Access to specialist services Oral surgeon Orthodontist.

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ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION:HOW CAN WE HELP AS NURSES

Andrew Brewer

Chair, WFH Dental Committee


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IDEAL SITUATION

  • Dental team is an integral part of the comprehensive care unit.

    • Dental surgeon

    • Dental nurse

    • Dental hygienist (therapist)

    • Access to specialist services

      • Oral surgeon

      • Orthodontist


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GOOD ORAL HEALTH

  • Prevents periodontal disease

  • Reduces dental caries

  • Poor Oral health has been related to:

    • Septic arthritis

    • Coronary artery disease


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IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH

  • Diet

  • Tooth brushing

  • Fluoride

  • Dental examinations


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Antibiotics +/-

antibacterial

mouthwash

Tooth

brushing


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SEVERE & MODERATE

All treatment in the hospital except for prosthodontics.

MILD & CARRIERS

Treatment shared with GDP.

Patient reviewed at the hospital every 2 years.

PATIENT GROUPS


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No Problem

Buccal Infiltration

Mental nerve block

Care Required

Inferior alveolar nerve block

Lingual infiltration

Posterior superior alveolar nerve block

LOCAL ANAESTHETICIN HAEMOPHILIA



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Andrew Brewer

Oral Surgery Department

The Royal Infirmary

Glasgow

G31 2ER

Email: [email protected]


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