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Dear tutor, choose the correct answer from the right column. Your choices are: Patient with partial plate/dentures who requires supervision and prompting, Edentulous patient who requires full assistance, Patient requiring screening for oral health conditions, Unconscious person 

Complete the table using the drop-down list to match the oral care procedure with the patient need.

Note: Hand washing; applying PPE; adjusting the bed or table; and protecting clothing and surfaces is implicit and not included in the procedures.

  • Check for dental decay, halitosis or inflammation
  • Check for accumulation of food particles and other build-up on teeth, tongue and lips
  • Check for dryness of the mouth and lips resulting in ulcers and cracking
  • Check for cracked, loose or missing teeth that affect chewing
  • Check if dentures are loose or ill-fitting
Answer 1Choose... Patient with partial plate/dentures who requires supervision and prompting Edentulous patient who requires full assistance Patient requiring screening for oral health conditions Unconscious person 
  • Ensure the patient has a clean, soft toothbrush
  • Assist as required and ensure teeth, gums, tongue and roof of mouth have been carefully cleaned
  • Assist or prompt to brush the plate/denture using mild liquid soap on a soft toothbrush, then rinse
  • Ensure partial plate or denture is taken out before sleeping and placed in a container overnight
Answer 2Choose... Patient with partial plate/dentures who requires supervision and prompting Edentulous patient who requires full assistance Patient requiring screening for oral health conditions Unconscious person 
  • Remove dentures if required.
  • Use gauze swabs to get a good grip; and gently move it up and down to break the seal if required
  • Carefully place dentures in a container or basin
  • Brush dentures using the patient's brush, cleaning agent and running water; then rinse
  • Place dentures in a container overnight
Answer 3Choose... Patient with partial plate/dentures who requires supervision and prompting Edentulous patient who requires full assistance Patient requiring screening for oral health conditions Unconscious person 
  • Position patient so they are facing you on their side
  • Gently separate lower and upper teeth and use mouth swabs moistened with a cleaning agent
  • Apply lubricants as required
  • Advise that you have finished and reposition patient
Answer 4Choose... Patient with partial plate/dentures who requires supervision and prompting Edentulous patient who requires full assistance Patient requiring screening for oral health conditions Unconscious person 

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