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Keep Smiling – Mouth and teeth care for older people

Keep Smiling

In response to many enquiries and the continued high level of interest in this topic the R&RA has once again revised, updated and reissued its highly regarded booklet on dental care and oral health.

“This is an initiative which should help improve the lives of older people across the country”  – Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO Oral Health Foundation

This handbook is to help anyone caring for older people, whether in residential care or at home, and includes much useful information for those caring for people whose dementia or disabilities make them resistant or unable to manage their own mouth and teeth care.

The 2018 edition has been completely rewritten and was launched at the R&RA’s annual conference on 19 April 2018 by Katy Kerr MSc BDS DDPH RCS(Eng), Regional Dental Adviser, Health Education England and Chair. National Dementia Friendly Dentistry Committee.


2018, A5 40pp with numerous illustrations. Copies of the new edition are now available at the online price of £6.00 incl. p&p (£5.00 to R&RA Members) – return to main Publications page to order. Or download a pdf of Keep Smiling here



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