Smiles for Life is a free online oral health training curriculum. Health care providers may take advantage of this training to develop knowledge about a variety of oral health care issues. This curriculum is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
Smiles for Life is the nation's only comprehensive oral health curriculum. It was developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Oral Health and is now in its third edition. Smiles for Life online training includes eight courses:
- The Relationship of Oral to Systemic Health
- Child Oral Health
- Adult Oral Health
- Acute Dental Problems
- Oral Health and the Pregnant Patient
- Caries Risk Assessment, Fluoride Varnish and Counseling
- The Oral Examination
- Geriatric Oral Health
The free Smiles for Life curriculum consists of eight 60-minute modules covering core areas of oral health relevant to health professionals. User competencies are measured through assessments at course completion. Users must score an 80% or higher to receive credit for each course.