Mini Mouth Care Matters - elearning for healthcare
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  • North Thames Paediatric Network
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Available on the Learning Hub

This programme has moved to the NHS Learning Hub. We recommend you read the information on this webpage to find out more about the programme before you access the learning (

More information about the Learning Hub and the migration of elfh programmes can be found here.

About the Mini Mouth Care Matters programme

Mini Mouth Care Matters (Mini MCM) is an initiative created to empower medical and allied healthcare professionals to make every contact count, and ensure they are addressing oral health when a child or young person either resides within their care or is seen as part of their usual clinical (or non-clinical) contact.

The principle of Mini MCM is to encourage teams to “lift the lip” in order to identify common oral and dental conditions, and to include oral health as part of holistic health care for all children and young people.

Mini Mouth Care Matters training provides teams with the knowledge, skills and tools to ensure oral health care needs are identified and key prevention messages are shared.  It incorporates an oral health screening tool to identify patients who may be at a high risk of developing dental decay as we know unmet dental need has the potential to lead to long-term detrimental effects in children including pain, sepsis and compromised growth and development.

Mini MCM was initially funded by Health Education England and is supported by the Children and Young People’s Transformation Programme within NHS England for the training of non-dental health care professionals when addressing children’s oral health.

Resources are currently available for use in a number of settings including paediatric in-patient wards and special education settings.

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Click here to access the Complications of excess weight (CEW) in children and young people programme

Meet the team

  • Urshla Devalia

    Urshla Devalia

    Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials.


To view the Mini Mouth Care Matters programme, select the View button below. If you already have a Learning Hub account, you will also be able to login and access the resources within the programme.


NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Mini Mouth Care Matters programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.
Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Mini Mouth Care Matters programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the Learning Hub

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