This is the online storehouse of downloadable resources available from the NIIOH. If you have a digital asset that you feel could be of use to the NIIOH’s mission, or questions about existing assets, please contact us.

  • Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care
    June 16, 2015,

    "Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care" was published by Qualis Health with support from the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, DentaQuest Foundation, Washington Dental Service Foundation and the REACH Healthcare Foundation.

    Executive Summary
    White Paper
    Case Examples from Early Leaders

    Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care Introductory Video
  • January 5, 2015,

    Presented by Tracy Garland at the CDA conference on IP Practice and Education, this presentation desribes how the work of the NIIOH serves to build oral health clinical competencies interprofessionally to ensure that oral health is part of whole-person care.

  • January 5, 2015,

    Selected bibliography of literature related to oral health, preventive procedures (fluoride varnishes), dental caries, oral/systemic diseases (diabetes), prenatal and perinatal oral health, cardiovascular disease and oral health, seniors and oral health, and oral health and other systemic connections. The document provides a good starting place for clinicians who wish to investigate the evidence base for the oral/systemic connection.

  • Women’s Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan by Ellen Olshansky
    January 4, 2015,

    Women’s Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan by Ellen Olshansky

    This book contains comprehensive, evidence-based content, crucial for promoting women’s wellness and preventative care. It also includes a chapter on oral health written by Julia Lange Kessler and Madeleine Lloyd regarding Oral Health for women.

  • Online Course Improves Oral Health Care Practices
    February 11, 2013,

    Identify and close oral health practice gaps by completing the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) online quality improvement course EQIPP: Oral Health in Primary Care. The course delivers everything you need to create, test, and implement policies and practices that help prevent early childhood caries—the most common chronic disease among children in the U.S.  The course may be taken by pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and allied health care professionals.  Course enrollment fees are subsidized by the AAP.  Learn more at

  • November 15, 2012,

    Press Release Download - Seattle - (November 15, 2012) – Physician assistant (PA) educators from across the country attended the 2012 Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Annual Forum in Seattle. A special feature of this year’s forum was a pre-conference session from November 6-7 that stimulated PA educators to view health in a new light...

  • November 4, 2012,

    Oral Health Integration in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Environment:
    Case Studies from Community Health Centers

    This article advances the case for bringing oral health into the realm of the PCMH by featuring four community health centers where changes have been made that address the opportunity for prevention and the interplay
    between oral diseases and other systemic conditions so as to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. The underlying report on which this article is based was commissioned by the Funders Oral Health Policy Group, with additional funding from the REACH Healthcare Foundation.  Click the title to download the article.

  • October 31, 2012,

    This document presents findings from an exploratory evaluation of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, specifically regarding its push for primary care education systems to teach oral health and adopt an interprofessional culture around oral health. The Interprofessional Initiative is still in the early stages of implementation. Although its curriculum is well-established, its system-level change strategies are still evolving. This formative evaluation, assessing both the process of the initiative’s work and its early outcomes, is intended to inform ongoing program development and support decisions about the future of the Interprofessional Initiative.

  • October 14, 2012,

    The media clipbook highlights media attention given to the ADA Endorsement of the Smiles for Life Press Release.

  • July 17, 2012,

    In the course of doing work across and within the primary care professions, The Interprofessional Initiative has engaged multiple individuals from the Dentistry, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physician Assistants, and Nursing professions.  These individuals may have attended one of the Oral Health Summits in 2010 or2011, may have attended a Faculty Development Workshop sponsored by Nursing or the PA profession, may be a member of the Smiles for Life Steering Committee, the STFM Group on Oral Health or the National Oral Health Nursing Workgroup.