What managers can do


Leaders play a vital role in driving and supporting change within a service.

There are a number of barriers to maintaining good oral health in disability supported accommodation and multiple strategies are needed to overcome the challenges.

Evidence tells us that the most successful approaches in residential care settings include care plans and staff education, backed up by oral health policy and the appointment of oral health ‘champions’.

Actions need to happen at all levels. See some of the specific actions managers might consider here.