AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care has announced its Oral Health in the Long Term Care Setting Tool Kit.

To address the problematic issue of dental care in long-term care, AMDA formed a workgroup made up medical directors, attending physicians, nurses, and dentists, in collaboration with the American Dental Association.

The tool kit includes resources and information designed to help facilities develop a culture that values oral health; identifies oral healthcare resources in communities; develop an oral health plan; integrate oral health care into the facility’s daily patient care plan; develop oral health training programs; and develop individual oral hygiene care plans for each resident.