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