In this questionnaire study, the attitude of dentists and students regarding the provision of oral care to palliative patients was investigated. The extent to which they would like to be involved in the care for this patient group was also investigated. The results showed that both research groups had relatively little affinity with palliative patients. In general, however, they do consider oral care to be important for this group and believe a dentist can play a role in the quality of life. About one third of both research groups, nevertheless, preferred not to be involved in the provision of oral care often. Besides, when it comes to providing oral care in nursing homes or at patients’ homes, approximately one third of the respondents were not very willing or not willing at all to make house calls. Dentists and students are aware of the importance of oral care in the palliative stage of life, but they do not (yet) want to be responsible for the oral care themselves.