Goals for Dental Services


These are the priorities for dental services for people with disabilities in Ireland.

You can click on a statement to find out more about each one

1 Oral health services should raise awareness of oral health among people with disabilities, their families, carers and non-dental, health professionals
2 Oral health services should enable optimal outcomes for people with disabilities that meet individual need
3 Oral health services should be structured to enable the targeting of specific groups and deliver care based on individual need
4 Oral health services should be available and accessible
5 Oral health services should be designed using defined care pathways.
6 Oral health services should be acceptable to people with disabilities
7 Disability related training should be available to Dental Healthcare Professionals and students, appropriate to their need
8 Oral health training should be available for people, their families, carers and health professionals
9 Oral health services should be quality assured
10 Oral health services should be structured to enable frequency of care, appropriate to individual need
11 A range of oral health services including emergency, preventive, primary and secondary care, should be available as appropriate to individual need
12 Oral healthcare should be available within an acceptable timeframe
13 Oral health services should be well resourced
14 Information and documentation should be accessible, and available in suitable formats where appropriate
15 Care pathways should be developed that allow people to choose Oral healthcare settings, appropriate to individual need
16 Oral health services for people with disabilities should be integrated both with general Oral health and non-Oral health services

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