Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I print a certificate?

If you took SFL courses on the 3rd edition, before November 2020, your certificates are still available, but must be printed from that website. Click Here to navigate to the 3rd edition.

You can only print a certificate if you completed the registration process (or logged into your account) and scored 80% or higher on the post assessment.

Once you have completed the post assessment, click the Continue button to return to the course page. There, you will see a button at the top of the page that will allow you to download and print your certificate.

If you viewed a course and its materials without registering, you will not be able to take the post assessment, receive a certificate of completion, or earn continuing education credit. Registration only needs to be completed once in order to take the post assessment for any or all of the courses.

If you have completed a Smiles for Life course and need to print another copy:

  1. Login to your account and navigate to the My Account page.
  2. Scroll until you see the course for which you would like to print another certificate. 
  3. On the right hand side, you will see a small button in the shape of a certificate or a drop down menu. Click the course button to view your certificates in the second column and click the certificate you wish to download and print or save.
2. How do I sign on?

Press the log-in button on the upper right to enter your username and password. If you receive an error message, you can reset your password. An automated email will be sent to the email you provided during registration. If you do not promptly receive a reset email, please check your spam folder. Many institutional firewalls filter out emails from unrecognized/unapproved sources, so you may need to check with your IT support team about incoming email settings and approved senders. 

If you previously registered with the 3rd edition, before November of 2020, please be aware that the 4th edition does not have access to that log-in information. If you wish to take new courses, simply register for with the new website (4th edition you are reading now) and begin learning. If you took courses on the 3rd edition and wish to print earned certificates, please see FAQ #1 above. 

3. Where can I find a speaker with expertise in oral health?

The Smiles for Life steering committee members are a resource for presenting at institutions and conferences. They may also know clinicians and educators in your area who have interest and expertise in oral health. Email Dr. Maier directly for additional information. His email address can be found on the Contact Us page.

4. How much does Smiles for Life cost?

This curriculum is free for all thanks to the generous support of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH).

5. Is the curriculum available for download?

First, click the Continuing Education tab, then Teach Curriculum, and select the course you wish to download. You must be a registered user to download modules. Click the appropriate link to download the PowerPoint, speaker's notes, video or Mac compatible version to your desktop.

6. How do I implement this curriculum?

Click the Resources tab, and then select Education/IPE tab. Select SFL Curriculum Integration Toolkit which houses supplemental resources including an implementation guide, educational objectives, test questions, clinical teaching cases, and text resources for further learning.

7. How can I obtain Continuing Education for a large group presentation?

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) accredits Smiles for Life as an enduring material for self study. If you wish to obtain continuing education credit for participants in a large group setting, you can apply for continuing education credit from the AAFP. Visit the Continuing Education center at www.aafp.org for additional information.

8. How do I start an oral health evaluation, risk assessment, and fluoride varnish program in my office?

a. All 50 state Medicaid programs are now reimbursing primary care clinicians for performing oral health risk assessments and applying fluoride varnish to young children's teeth. Please see the fluoride varnish implementation manual located under the State Prevention Programs tab. The Resources page also features a variety of patient educational materials and posters. Additional office implementation and oral health practice tools can be found at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Children's Oral Health pages at www.aap.org/oralhealth.

b. Several states have submitted guidance regarding implementation. Click the State Prevention Programs tab. Then select State Specific Info.

c. Contact your state department of health dental bureau for guidance.

d. Connect with your state oral health coalition.

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