Oral Health Websites

The following websites are by the STFM Group on Oral Health as excellent sources of information on oral health for primary care clinicians.

Academy of General Dentistry

Great patient education resources are available under the "for the public" tab.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

More great links to parent resources are located under the "Parent Resource Center" tab including patient handouts, How to Find a Pediatric Dentist, and access to pediatric oral health brochures. The tab "Dental Health Resources" links to parenting sites with oral health information.

American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Initiative

Trainings for pediatric oral health screening and links to many other oral health sites are available. Clinicians can sign up for a monthly oral health newsletter which includes updates and new resources.

American Dental Association

This site has many patient resources (also in Spanish), including information on how to find a dentist, games for children, and oral health news updates.

American Dental Hygienists Association

This site has many good patient resources and handouts.

Arcora Foundation

This foundation website has many excellent patient and professional resources and handouts.

Campaign for Dental Health

CDH provides the public and policy makers evidence-based information and tools needed to promote and protect community water fluoridation.

Center for Disease Control Division of Oral Health

Provides information on oral health topics including community water fluoridation, sealants, infection control and other guidelines and recommendations.

Children's Dental Health Project

Numerous resources organized by topic and state are included. Also, information on their own projects and links to many other sites are available.

Geriatric Oral Health Webinar Series

Tools and education that healthcare professionals can use to improve the quality of oral healthcare that older adults receive. Product of NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) and the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP). Nursing continuing education credit available.


This site provides extensive pictorial and print resources on the oral health care of patients with HIV/AIDS.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Links to numerous oral topics across the life span including special needs, Spanish handouts, and strategies for finding low cost care are accessible through this site.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

The MCHB Knowledge Path provides a comprehensive listing and links to national and state resources that include medical provider trainings in oral health and trainings on oral health for special needs patients.

Oral Health Professional's Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs

This series of five modules is designed to provide oral health professionals with information to help ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to health promotion and disease prevention services that address their unique oral health needs in a comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based manner.

Patients with Special Needs: Resources for Patients and Health Care Professionals at University of Washington School of Dentistry

Fact sheets for mild to moderate manifestations of a number of special needs conditions, with versions for Dental Professionals, Medical Professionals, Parents and Caregivers.

Prenatal Oral Health Program

The Prenatal Oral Health Program (pOHP) website aims to educate prenatal primary health care providers and dental care teams about principles of oral health during pregnancy and assist providers in implementing and delivering preventive oral health services to all women of reproductive age.

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative:

Qualis Health presents the Oral Health Delivery Framework: A model for integration of oral health into primary care.

World Health Organization Oral Health Section

This is a good site to explore global policies and programs in oral health promotion and oral disease prevention.

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