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Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes

The Care Quality Commission has published the findings of an in-depth review on the state of oral health care in care homes across England.

The review draws on 100 inspections of care homes on which CQC inspectors were accompanied by inspectors from dental regulation. It reveals that three years on from the publication of NICE guidance on oral health in care homes, steps are often not being taken to ensure that people get the oral health care they need to ensure that they are pain-free and that their dignity is respected.