Improving Health in Long-Term Care: Effectiveness of Direct Care Worker Oral Health Training presented by Research Director Brad Richardson, March 22, 2017 at American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL. Dr. Richardson presented results which showed significant gains in knowledge about oral health from a specialized traininig curriculum for direct care professionals (DCP). Changes in day to day practice were found in those long-term care facilities where trained DCP were employed. Recommendations for the curriculum, training and organizational improvements to help overcome barriers and further improve oral care in long-term care facilities were discussed.

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