For Oral Health Professionals
There are a number of free training modules available for oral healthcare professionals to enhance their understanding of the needs of the disability community and develop needed competencies. These include:
Delta Dental Foundation is funding the creation of an enduring series of free, online courses offered through the Penn Dental Medicine Office of Continuing Education, an ADA CERP provider, aimed at building awareness of the barriers to equitable oral health for individuals with disabilities and developing competency among clinicians to provide care to this vulnerable population. The series will be open to all U.S. licensed dentists and their support personnel for a period of three years at no charge.
Dentists completing 18 or more of the courses within a three-year period will receive a certificate of completion from Penn Dental Medicine as a Disabilities Dentistry Clinician Expert. The first courses to launch the series are already available online.
Ways to Get Involved
All Smiles Shine: Get Involved!
Download the All smiles Shine badge and include it on your practice website and social platforms. This identifies your practice as providing oral care to people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.