Older Adult Oral Health Resources

Improving Oral Health Among Texas Nursing Home Residents

TMF Health Quality Institute, in collaboration with the Texas Oral Health Coalition, 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:

  • Instructional Toolkit Guide
  • Staff Education Powerpoint Presentations
  • Education/Curriculum Assessments
  • Oral Care Clinical Tools
  • Free Staff Online Oral Care Continuing Education
  • Facility/Resident/Family/Council Education
  • Educational Materials in Spanish
  • Additional Resources

Smile Proud Final Report and Adult BSS Results

DSHS Analysis for Smile Proud Project

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.

Wisdom Tooth Project

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) 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.
Caregiver Training Videos

Denture Care for Caregivers