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As many of you know, the award-winning Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum is the nation’s most comprehensive and widely used oral health curriculum designed for primary care clinicians. The 8 module course covers the relationship of oral to systemic health, child oral health, adult oral health, dental emergencies, oral health in pregnancy, fluoride varnish, the oral examination and now Geriatric Oral Health. Curricular components of Smiles for Life have been downloaded from our website over 100,000 times including by many dental professionals.  The curriculum is designed as an interactive educational tool for both individuals and groups. It includes interactive online courses and clinical cases for individual and small group education, downloadable PowerPoint modules suitable for larger group presentations, instructional videos, and patient education materials.

Free access to all materials is available at www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org.

Smiles for Life development is made possible as a result of funding from the DentaQuest Foundation, the Washington Dental Service Foundation and the Connecticut Health Foundation.  Smiles for Life is also the curricular base for the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (www.NIIOH.org)

Video Clips

  • Information on the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children Ronald McDonald CareMobile program
  • Great ad for unsweetened beverages promotion

♦  Looking for presentations/curriculum that home visitors can use with pregnant clients to teach about oral health? Texas made a short video for just this purpose in English and Spanish. The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center from Georgetown University put this on Youtube. You can access both versions at: http://www.youtube.com/user/oralhealthresource


Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health

Pennsylvania Head Start Association Oral Health Page

Pennsylvania State Data Center

Pennsylvania State Website

PDHA Water Fluoridation Press Release (for use by components)

State Dental Health Report

Pennsylvania Department of Health


Department of Welfare
Chief Dental Officer: Dr. Westerberg (email)
Phone: 717-783-4349

Demographic Changes in Our World

Fluoride Legislative  User Information Database (FLUID)

Healthy People 2010

(Proposed) HHS Recommendation for Fluoride Concentration in Drinking Water for Prevention of Dental Caries

Insure Kids Now! (list of providers)

MedlinePlus Oral/Health information site

National Center for Farmworker Health

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

National Maternal and Children Oral Health Resource Center – Leadership and Legacy: Oral Health Milestones in Maternal and Child Health is a timeline that traces significant events that have occurred in the United States and that have impacted the oral health and, ultimately, the overall health and well-being of children, adolescents, women, and families.

National Network for Oral Health Access

Office of Minority Health

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Oral Health America

Oral Health Resource Bulletin

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Left hand side for Health Professional shortage areas (HPSA)


Program Information

Better Beverage Finder

Healthy People in Healthy Communities

National Health Service Corps – Tuition and Loan Reimbursement, Scholarships

A Guide for Developing and Enhancing Community Oral Health Programs

Appendix D.Comparison of five Effective Community Prevention Programs for Dental Caries

A Model Framework for Community Oral Health Programs. Based upon the 10 Essential Public Health Services

Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual

Mobile-Portable Dental Manual Link

Seal America: The Prevention Invention Second Edition

The Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture

Portable Dental Equipment



Professional Organizations

American Association of Public Health Dentistry

American Association of Community Dental Programs

Pennsylvania Health Care Association
(Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities)

Pennsylvania Rural Health Association

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