ADHA backs oral health program that serves primary care providers
Saturday, June 07, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s board of trustees recently announced its formal endorsement of the Smiles for Life Oral Health Curriculum. Smiles for Life provides free online resources to primary care providers with the mission of promoting oral health as a vital component of overall health.
ADHA supports this resource, recognizing that the free curriculum offers opportunities for clinicians to learn about and prioritize oral health as well as to partner effectively with each other.
Since 2005, Smiles for Life has grown into the most comprehensive oral health curriculum available to primary care professionals, offering courses free of charge thanks to the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH). With courses on child, adult and geriatric health, oral care during pregnancy, and proactive risk management, the program strives to offer informed and relevant information in a format that is easily digestible and accessible across multiple platforms.