The American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) Board of Trustees recently endorsed 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 an essential part of overall health.
Since 2005, Smiles for Life has offered courses free of charge thanks to the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH). The program offers curriculum on child, adult and geriatric health, oral care during pregnancy, and proactive risk management in a format that is easily digestible and accessible across multiple platforms.
The curriculum has helped tens of thousands of health clinicians enrich their clinical understanding of oral health issues and form partnerships for the benefit of their patients.
“ADHA understands how essential collaborative partnerships are to linking oral health and total health,” said Dr. Denise Bowers, President of ADHA. “Smiles for Life gives current and future healthcare professionals a strong foundation in oral care, and is committed to maintaining relevancy in a changing healthcare landscape.”