Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to promote oral health for older persons. The experience of pain and problems with eating and chewing can adversely affect people's daily lives, self-esteem and well-being

This unit acknowledges the interrelationship between oral health and general health which is especially pronounced among older people

All procedures are carried out in accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards, State/Territory legislative requirements and organisation policy

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to dental assistants and to other health care workers who are actively involved in promoting the general well-being of older clients through the promotion of healthy eating habits and good oral health


This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTAMBFC301C Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care
  • HLTDA407C Implement an individualised oral hygiene program

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