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OPEN WIDE: Oral Health Training for Health Professionals
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Welcome to Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Health Professionals, a series of four modules designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings (for example, Head Start, home visiting, and WIC staff) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for infants, children, and their families.

This curriculum offers health and early childhood professionals information to help them prevent tooth decay, which still afflicts many U.S. children, especially children from families with low incomes, children in certain minority groups, and children with special health care needs. The modules present professionals with information about tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention; explain how to perform an oral health risk assessment and oral health screening; and highlight anticipatory guidance to share with parents.

After completing the curriculum, please take a moment to fill out the evaluation. Your feedback will help improve the course.

A companion presentation is available to assist training events. Visit Tools to view the presentation.