Oral Health Education Programs
The Oregon Oral Health Coalition provides medical offices, community health providers, and support organizations (such as WIC and Head Start) these oral health resources which include comprehensive trainings, educational materials and an understanding of the best oral health practices. Our network of Oral Health Educators specialize in the three curricula which can educate your staff on the importance of oral health for all Oregonians.
First Tooth, is focused on the oral health of children ages 0-5 and helps educate professionals, caregivers, and parents about early childhood caries while explaining how easy prevention can be.
First Tooth trainings educate dental providers and staff, caregivers (such as those working in Head Start and Early Head Start programs), and pediatric and family practice providers and staff about how to include preventive services in their daily work. Attendees are educated about how to identify signs of early childhood caries, behavioral strategies for caries prevention, and how to apply fluoride varnish.
Maternity: Teeth for Two is for healthcare providers, WIC staff, community health workers, and anyone else who works to provide education and care for expecting mothers.
This program covers the safety and importance of oral health care for pregnant women. Maternity: Teeth for Two focuses on mother-to-baby caries transmission, common oral health issues that occur during pregnancy, and how to help pregnant women get to the dental chair.
Helping pregnant women see a dentist will help their babies have healthy mouths, too!
Oral Health & Chronic Diseases helps those who work with adults and seniors understand the systemic correlation between oral health and chronic diseases.
This curriculum focuses on diabetes but also provides information regarding how oral disease can impact other areas of the body andthe importance of good oral health while aging.
This curriculum is applicable for anyone who works with adults and seniors, especially those interacting or treating populations more susceptible to oral disease.