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Adult Oral health Care

Resources on Elder Oral Health Care

Smiles for Life

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!
TxOHC Resources

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.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) provides support to older adults. Services include access and assistance services, in-home services, and nutrition services.

Visit the DADS website to see what services are available to you.

Other Elder Care Resources For more resources please visit

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/