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Scholarship Opportunity for Oral Health Leaders. The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has contributed $2,500 to support two scholarships for the 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Institute for New Executive Directors to the Maine Association of Nonprofits. These two scholarships will be available to applicants who have three or less years experience as leaders in the oral health field or health care setting with an oral health component or program. The full details are here.

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Conference proceedings for "All One Body:  Creating Optimal Health Outcomes - A Symposium for Medical and Dental Health Providers," are in under the RESOURCES tab.

 

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Maine Oral Health Coalition Quarterly Meeting, December 13, 2013 9:00 -2:00 11 Parkwood Drive Augusta

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All One Body: Creating Optimal Health Outcomes

Conference proceedings and related resources

Key note address by Dr John Luther

Tools for Integration Panel

    Health Literacy, Judith Feinstein
            Health Literacy Resources- Reference List
    Interprofessional Education, Dr Ron Chenette

 Medication Impact on Oral Health, Dr Richard Krebs

Oral Health tools for the Non-Dental Provider, Dr Timothy Oh

 Overview of Smiles for Life, Dr Hugh Silk

 Clinical Manifestations of Oral Disease, Dr Jeffrey Doss

 Oral Health Curriculum & Resources for Non-Dental Health Professionals
Smiles For Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum (3rd edition)
For primary care clinicians (including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, students, and other clinicians) there are seven online modules dealing with oral health for all age groups.

For educators there are resources that can be incorporated into an academic setting curriculum.
American Academy of Pediatrics - Oral Health Practice Tools
Bright Futures Toolbox: Health Professionals & Human Services Providers
Bright Futures is a national disease-prevention and health-promotion initiative. The link provided here is for health professionals; another link is available that is designed for children, adolescents & their families.
MouthHealthy - American Dental Association
The ADA has gathered sample presentations, career resources & oral health curriculum that can be used by any health professional or educator with schools or other groups which serve children.
Health Professional's Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
Consists of a series of seven modules designed to assist health professionals in managing the oral health of infants and young children.
Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Health Professionals
Curriculum consists of a series of four modules designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings (for example, Head Start, home visiting, and WIC staff) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for infants, children, and their families.
Oral Health Fact Sheets for Medical Professionals
Fourteen fact sheets addressing special needs patients ranging from those with anxiety to cerebral palsy are provided as a resource for medical professionals. The fact sheets contain oral manifestations & considerations as well as oral side effects of commonly prescribed medications for the condition.
Special Care: An Oral Health Professional's Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs.
This series of five modules is designed to provide oral health professionals with information to help ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to health promotion and disease prevention services that address their unique oral health needs in a comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based manner.
Oral Health Nursing Education & Practice (OHNEP)
The OHNEP website serves as the knowledge center for faculty development, competency development, and best practices in oral health across the lifespan. It provides oral health nursing education and practice resources for nurses and other health professionals.
Caring For Smiles - A Guide for Carers (reprinted 2012)
Caring for Smiles is a training guide for oral health professionals to deliver training to staff caring for dependent older persons in healthcare establishments.

Northeast  Delta Dental has an on line Medical Dental Integration Tool Kit

Community Water Fluoridation; Healthy and Safe

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