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Older Adult Oral health Care

Resources on Older Adult Oral Health Care

Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum

Smiles for Life 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.

Oral Health America - Wisdom Tooth Project

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) Resources
Database and Oral Health Guide for older adults
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL), and Office on Women’s Health (OWH) have launched a new searchable oral health database of low cost programs and the comprehensive "how to" guide for communities to promote oral health programs for older adults!

MMLearn is a program of Morningside Ministries that provides educational videos for caregivers of older adults. Includes video series "Ask the Geriatrician", and topics such as dementia, depression, oral care, health, hospice, caregivers help, grief and loss, diabetes, etc.

Smile Proud
Improving Oral Health Among Texas Nursing Home Residents

TMF Health Quality Institute, in collaboration with the Texas Oral Health Coalition, has initiated a project to provide free onsite, online and video education, knowledge, skills and oral care support to nursing home staff and residents. 

Please visit https://www.tmf.org/Health-Care-Providers/Nursing-Homes/Smile-Proud-Oral-Health-Project for the:

TxOHC Resources

Other Older Adult Resources

Description Type Location of Resource
American Medical Directors Association:
Improving Oral Health of LTC Residents
Tool Kit http://www.amda.com.news/releases/
Annals of Long-Term Care: Meeting Oral Health Challenges in LTC Facilities Article http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/
The Cross-Federal Initiative: Expanding Oral Health Access for Older Adults Webinar http://aoa.gov/AoARoot/AOA_Programs/HPW/Oral
University of Minnesota: School of Dentistry:
Oral Care for Older Adults in Long-Term Care
Video http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/
American Dental Education Association:
Nursing Home Oral Health Manual
Online Manual http://www.adea.org/Secondary.aspx?id=18602
University of Kentucky: Oral Health Training Program for Nursing Staff Powerpoint http://stream.uky.edu/bbstream/NHOH/30/
Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Multiple www.ohnep.org
Center for Oral Health:
Guidelines for Providing Dental Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Guidelines http://www.centerfororalhealth.org/images/lib_PDF/