Resources

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.

  • October 14, 2012,
    Document

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

  • July 17, 2012,
    Document

    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.

  • VIDEO Joining the Fight for Oral Health (NCCPA Foundation)
    February 22, 2012,
    Video

    Oral disease has been a hidden threat to our overall health and wellbeing for decades. Its important to have a focus on oral issues, because oral problems (gum disease, dental decay) are preventable. This is a chronic disease that we haven't fully paid attention to for a long time.  And, there is something everyone on the health team can do in the fight for good oral health. 

    This video, produced by NCCPA, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, in association the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, shares the perspectives of primary care professionals who regularly include oral health in patient evaluations.

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  • VIDEO Expanding Access to Oral Health Care: Nurses Make a Difference (New York University College of Nursing)
    February 17, 2012,
    Video

    Nursing is key in the move to improve access to oral health services. There are 3.1 million nurses in the United States. If every nurse took up the cause of oral health, there would be that many more eyes and ears on the issue and that can make an extraordinary difference in screening, intervention and the total health of the body and the person.  Nurses can change the playing field in terms of access, opening up a new world of possibilities for oral health.

    New York University College of Nursing is incorporating the Smiles for Life curriculum throughout the nursing program--in the classrooms, simulation labs, seminar discussions and the continuing education of the practicing clinician.

    Nursing & Oral Health - NYU College
  • January 15, 2012,
    Document

    Each month, Medical Home News asks a panel of industry experts to discuss a topic of interest to the medical home community. To suggest a topic, write to Editor@MedicalHomeNews.com.

  • March 14, 2011,
    Document

    The theory of change underpinning the activities of NIIOH is that if primary care clinicians learn how to protect and promote oral health and prevent dental disease as part of their medical education and training experience, they would, as practitioners, be in a position to counsel patients about their role in protecting their oral health, spot early signs of disease, reverse and/or arrest disease in process, and refer patients needing dental treatment to a dentist.

  • January 18, 2011,
    Document

    By working to engage medical and dental clinicians in the delivery of preventive oral health services to patients of all ages we believe it is possible to eradicate dental disease. This logic model makes the case for investing in the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health.

  • January 18, 2011,
    Document

    At the 2010 PA Leadership Summit on Oral Health, participants heard presentations on oral health science, the politics and economics of dental care, and examples of how family medicine and pediatric practitioners successfully partnered with dentists and incorporated the oral health preventive advisories in their clinical and administrative systems. This poster summarizes the format used in the 2010 PA Leadership Summit on Oral Health.

  • January 18, 2011,
    Audio

    This voice recording  enables a primary care clinician to learn about the experience a mother might have with her young child and early childhood caries. This narrative offers insights into the multiple factors causing the disease as well as the impact that the disease has on families. This rich story unfolds because a primary clinician asks about oral health as part of a well child check.

  • January 18, 2011,
    Document

    Oral health is the "low hanging fruit" of prevention since we already know the causes and we have interventions that work. This document summarizes the basics of what primary care clinicians need to know about oral health for children and seniors, and makes the case for primary care clinician engagement.