ADA endorses online course for primary care physicians

The American Dental Association (ADA) has officially endorsed Smiles for Life, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's national online oral health curriculum.

Smiles for Life is a comprehensive and widely used oral health curriculum specifically designed by and for primary medical care clinicians, according to the ADA. Funded by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, the Smiles for Life curriculum was first released in 2005 and is now available in an interactive online third edition.

The Interprofessional Initiative's goal is to improve access to oral healthcare and prevention for children, adults, and families who are at high risk by bringing together diverse stakeholders in the field of primary care clinician education and practice to create oral health solutions, the ADA noted.

The Interprofessional Initiative is funded by the DentaQuest Foundation, The Washington Dental Service Foundation, and the Connecticut Health Foundation.

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