The Smiling Matters Report (SMR) made in June 2019 by the CQC on the state of oral health in care homes found that:
- “Many people living in care homes were not being supported to maintain and improve their oral health.”
- “People were not always able to access routine NHS dental care”
- “The amount of detail in care-plans varied greatly between homes”
The report outlined 6 recommendations contained within the slides.