Highlighted Resources

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)

State / Local

  • Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health

  • Pennsylvania Head Start Association Oral Health Page

  • Pennsylvania State Website

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health

Program Information

  • Healthy People in Healthy Communities

  • A Guide for Developing and Enhancing Community Oral Health Programs

  • Seal America: The Prevention Invention Second Edition

  • The Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture


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

  • Demographic Changes in Our World

  • MedlinePlus Oral/Health information site

  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

  • National Network for Oral Health Access

  • Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

  • Oral Health America

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

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • WIC

  • 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.

Portable Dental Equipment

  • Aseptico

  • DNTLworks

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