Oral Health Training for Health Professionals and Early Childhood Professionals

Welcome to Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Health Professionals and Early Childhood Professionals—Second Edition, a series of four modules designed to help professionals working in programs (e.g., Head Start, home visiting, WIC) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for children from birth to age 6 and their families.

This curriculum offers early childhood professionals information to help them prevent tooth decay, which still afflicts many children, especially children from families with low incomes, children from certain racial and ethnic 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 screening; and highlight anticipatory guidance to share with parents.

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After completing the modules, you can take the post-tests to receive a certificate of completion. Registration is required.

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