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Monday, March 31, 2014

D.E.A.R. Dental Elder Abuse Response and Oral Hygiene Instructions for Caregivers

Over 4 million Canadians require some kind of assistance when performing dental hygiene practices.  As a result of this alarming statistic, Dr. Natalie Archer of the Toronto dental clinic Archer Dental, has created a video to encourage awareness of proper dental hygiene techniques and provides tips to health care assistants, nurses and caregivers.  The video demonstrates best practice approaches for cleaning dentures, partial dentures, tooth brushing and advice when dealing with difficult residents.  By demonstrating these practices on actual patients, Dr. Archer provides hands-on advice to proper techniques in care.  The instructions are easy to follow and appropriate for all levels of education.

Dr. Archer also developed the D.E.A.R. (Dental Elder Abuse Response) project, which aims to bring awareness to proper dental care for older adults and its links to elder abuse.  This initiative is a joint project of Archer Dental, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, and the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (NICE). So far, the project has created brochures and tools for dental professionals. For more information on the project, please visit


Archer Dental said...

Thank you for spreading the word about D.E.A.R and sharing the educational video for caregivers! If you would like more information don't hesitate to contact us through our website.
-Dr. Natalie Archer

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