Summary

Key messages to take away from this course:

  • Oral disease is prevalent throughout the life cycle
  • Oral and systemic health are closely related
  • Much oral disease can be prevented through appropriate diet, good oral hygiene, and dental care
  • Health care team members can have a major impact on the oral health of individuals and communities
  • Collaborative practice can provide comprehensive services by working with patients, families, care providers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care