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Oral Health


  • A Health Professional’s Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
    The Pediatric Oral Health Management program provides a series of 7 self-contained online modules designed to assist health professionals in managing the oral health of infants and young children.
  • Nutrition and Oral Health for Children
    The Pacific West MCH Distance Learning Network’s curriculum designed  for health care professionals who wish to learn more about nutrition and oral health for children, including children with special health care needs.
  • Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum 3rd Edition
    Smiles for Life is the nation’s only comprehensive oral health curriculum developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Oral Health and now in its third edition, this curriculum is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
  • UConn Health Center's Oral Health Web-based Curriculum
    This website is designed to improve the oral health of patients in the medical setting through effective oral health education of physicians, residents, medical students, and other health professionals. This site makes use of interactive multimedia applications and presentations along with links to various informational resources.
  • Open Wide--Oral Health Training for Health Professionals
    A series of 4 self-contained online modules designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings (eg, Head Start, home visiting, and WIC staff) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for infants, children, and their families.
  • Overview of Supplemental Oral Health Curricula for Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd and 7th Grade (pdf)
    These guides contain lessons that encourage students to take care of their teeth as well as teach them oral health concepts.  Each of the student activities in the Oral Health Supplemental Resource Guides includes a list of needed materials, background information, step-by-step instructions and suggested extension and evaluation activities.  These guides are primarily designed for classroom use.
  • Oral Health Curriculum: Kindergarten (pdf)
    This resource guide has activities for kids aged 5 and 6.  The lessons are designed to involve the young child in hands-on activities that will acquaint them with their mouth and how to care for their teeth; help them learn to like healthy foods; and encourage them keep their smiles safe.  This guide is designed for use in both K-4 and K-5 classrooms.
  • Oral Health Curriculum: 2nd Grade (pdf)
    This resource guide has activities for kids aged 7 and 8.
  • Oral Health Curriculum: 7th Grade (pdf)
    This resource guide has activities for young teenagers.
  • Oral Health Curriculum: Preschool (pdf)
    This resource guide is intended for parents and young children to work on together.
  • Afterschoolers Oral Health Resource Guide (pdf)
    This resource guide has activities designed for students in grades 1-5 participating in Afterschool programs.  The “lessons” involve the elementary age child in hands-on activities that will acquaint them with taking care of their teeth and understanding why that is important; teaching them to like and to choose healthy foods; and encouraging them keep their smiles safe and injury free.  This guide is designed for use in childcare centers and schools with afterschool programs. It would also be a good resource for homeschool associations and parent and community outreach programs.
  • Brush up on Healthy Teeth -- Simple Steps for Kids' Smiles (pdf)
    Flier to hand out to kids and parents.
  • Requesting OH -DHEC Materials (pdf)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    MouthHealthy, an award-winning website, created by the American Dental Association for consumers. It has information everyone needs to take better care of their mouths. This website is divided into the following life stages: Pregnancy, Babies and Kids, Preteens and Teens, Adults Under 40, Adults 40-60, Adults Over 60. Each life stage has healthy habits, top concerns, nutrition and fact or fiction information.