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Project summary:

The aim of the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Enhancement of special oral healthcare practice and lifelong learning among dental practitioners in Georgia (HEAL)” (ERASMUS-EDU-2023-CBHE-STRAND-1-101129331) is to contribute to shaping and enhancing oral health workforce by upgrading/modernising the curricula of dentistry programmes at Georgian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high quality dental care and service to patients with disabilities in Georgia. The main objectives of the project are: (1) modernising existing dentistry programme curricula at HEIs in Tbilisi, Imereti, and Adjara regions by updating/upgrading existing courses with theoretical components and practical approaches for providing oral healthcare services to the people with disabilities using latest technologies and techniques; (2) practical training of the students and academic staff of the dentistry programmes at partner Georgian HEIs; (3) providing oral healthcare workers in Tbilisi, Imereti, and Adjara regions with lifelong learning (LLL) training opportunities and facilities by developing and offering special training modules; (4) raising awareness among patients with disabilities and their caregivers on the importance and accessibility of oral healthcare services.