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Resources for Improving Oral Health

Resources for Improving Oral Health

Through our work with grantees and stakeholders, the DentaQuest Foundation has had experience with a number of excellent changemakers and their resources. We feel so strongly about these resources that we list them here and encourage grantees and grant seekers to explore and understand them and reference back to them in their proposals and communications with the DentaQuest Foundation.

Smiles for Life Oral Health Curriculum

smilesforlifeoralhealth.org
Smiles for Life is the nation's only comprehensive oral health curriculum. 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. Smiles for Life is supported by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, a DentaQuest Foundation grantee, and endorsed by leading healthcare organizations who support the role of medical clinicians in promoting good oral health.

Electronic Compendium: Resource for Building Oral Health Coalitions

Compendium
The DentaQuest Foundation created this compendium to serve professionals building community-based coalitions dedicated to improving oral health.

Bibliography of Oral Health Resources

Annotated Bibliography
Produced by: National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health
An annotated summary of literature related to oral health, preventive procedures (fluoride varnishes), dental caries, oral/systemic diseases (diabetes), prenatal and perinatal oral health, cardiovascular disease and oral health, seniors and oral health, and oral health and other systemic connections. The document provides a good starting place for clinicians who wish to investigate the evidence base for the oral/systemic connection.

Oral Health Integration in the Patient Centered Medical Home Environment (2012)

Oral Health Integration
Author: Bonni Brownlee, MHA CPHQ CPEHR, Director, Quality Improvement and Compliance Consulting Services, Qualis Health, Seattle Washington
Funder: Funders Oral Health Policy Group, REACH Healthcare Foundation Perspectives on oral health in the patient centered medical home environment from health care professionals of varying backgrounds.