Medical/Dental Resources

“Using Healthy People 2020 to Improve the Oral Health of Populations Across the Lifespan”,  a series produced by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).  The module, containing 5 sub-modules, uses an interprofessional format and has excellent oral health teaching-learning resources for each sub-module.

New Jersey Foundation on Aging features guests Rena Zelig, a clinical nutritionist and Sam Zwetchkenbaum, a dentist to discuss the many reasons why we need to still aim for regular dental exams in retirement so that we can efficiently utilize high quality foods like sources of protein and fiber which help us to maintain optimal bone and muscle health.

Adult Oral Health Pocket Card

This card summarizes key knowledge areas in adult oral health and includes recommendations for the prevention of caries and periodontal disease, treatment for xerostomia and common denture problems, and guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis and anticoagulation management prior to oral procedures.

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

This review article from the Journal of Periodontology surveys 20 years of literature and provides practical knowledge concerning the relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases.

Oral Health Flags (low literacy)

This tool was developed by case management and nursing professionals to use with clients during home visits. It helps clients improve their oral health and determine when they should access dental services.

Smiles for Life Curriculum

Targeted to primary care medical providers, the curriculum includes a CME module on oral health for older adults.

What’s Normal and What’s Not Photo Card

This flyer produced by Washington Dental Service Foundation provides visual illustrations of what is normal and what is not, providing a caregiver or other non-dental service provider with assistance in assessing when to refer a client/patient for dental care.

Working Together to Manage Diabetes

This new CDC resource shows how practitioners in the disciplines of pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry can work collaboratively with each other, as well as with all other members of the health care team.
PowerPoint Presentation
Patient Resource


National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health

The National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) has evolved out of the work done by participants who attended the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Symposia on Oral Health and Primary Care.Here, and interprofessional dialogue is facilitated among primary care clinicians, dentists and funders. Relationships are developed and generative thinking is done about strategies, programs and products that will enable NIIOH to achieve its desired impact.

National Oral Health Conference

Open to all types of oral health professionals, this annual conference is sponsored by Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD).