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Oral Health Curriculum for the Non-Dental Professional
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 eight online modules dealing with oral health for all age groups.
For educators there are resources that can be incorporated into an academic setting curriculum.
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.
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.
The Oral Cavity: Portal to Health and Disease
This Coursera course will focus on the interprofessional realtionship of dentistry and medicine. For each session, the medical specialist will present a broad overview of specific disease entity which will be followed by a dental educator discussing the relevant oral manifestations and implications.
Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit
OHNEP developed this web-based open source product intended to facilitate integration of oral-systemic health content and clinical competencies into nurse practitioner (NP) and midwifery (MW) curricula.
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. The OHNEP website provides oral health nursing education and practice resources for nurses and other health professionals.
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Oral Health Resources for Non-Dental Health Professionals
American Academy of Pediatrics - Oral Health Practice Tools
Incorporate oral health into your practice with these easy-to-use tools and resources. Learn how to perform an oral health risk assessment, nutrition and oral hygiene counseling, and to apply fluoride varnish when needed as a vital part of the well child exam.
Bright Futures Toolbox: Health Professionals & Human Services Providers
Bright Futures is a national disease-prevention and health-promotion initiative. Links to both a health professional toolkit & another for families are provided here.
Maryland Mouth's Matter
Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids - Training for Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Medical Providers in Maryland. This series of 4 modules is designed to provide medical and other health providers with the knowledge needed to reduce the incidence of dental caries among children ages 3 and under.
MouthHealthy - American Dental Association
Created by the ADA, this website provides information on dental conditions & issues; Content for age groups ranging from birth through the elderly is easily accessible. Incudes links to the 'ADA Symptom Checker' and 'Find A Dentist.'
Oral Health Implementation Guide (October 2016)
Qualis Health published a comprehensive set of tools intended to aid primary care providers in their efforts to integrate oral health into their practices/ This implementation guide provides an action plan for implementing oral health screenings and preventive interventions, and coordinating dental care for patients with active dental disease.
Oral Health Fact Sheets for Medical Professionals
Fourteen fact sheets adressing special needs patients ranging from those with anxiety to cebral 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.
Oral Health Patient FACTS
Four patient-related oral health literacy fact sheets for internal medicine physicians and primary care providers. Fact sheets are available in both English and Spanish.
Oral Health: For Health Professionals
Look for resources specifically geared to health professionals under the following oral health topics: Cancer Treatment, Developmental Disabilities, Genetics, Oral Cancer, and Organ Transplantation.
Detecting Oral Cancer: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
A step-by-step, illustrated guide for health professionals that provides instruction on examining the mouth for signs of oral cancer.
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.
Impact of Oral Health on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
This 2016 Issue of Dental Clinics of North America was edited by L.R. Halper & .L.M. Kaste.