Priority 6 from the Oral and Dental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can basic oral hygiene be achieved for people with additional care needs? (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0079/6
Explanatory note  

Not available for this PSP


 None identified

Health Research Classification System category Oral and gastrointestinal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Original questions focused on the best methods to clean teeth and gums/prevent aspiration/offer oral care for a wide range of children and adults with special care needs including those with cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, cancer, stroke, dysphagia, dementia, autism. The questions focused on different settings (care homes, residential homes, community settings and hospitals) and different types of procedures and equipment (e.g. referral pathways, suction toothbrushes, bite blocks, low foaming toothpaste, high fluoride toothpaste etc). 
Submitted by  2 x patients, carers or members of public, 10 x health professionals, 1 x other
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0079
PSP name Oral and Dental Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP 38  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 12 December 2018