Smile Bright Interactive — Nurturing Oral Health in Primary Care

Listen to this engaging and informative lecture on nurturing oral health in primary care. This session aims to equip healthcare providers with an understanding of oral health, common oral health problems, and strategies for promoting good oral hygiene. Oral health requirements as patients age and explore the importance of tailored dental care at each life stage and for special populations will be reviewed. Participants will gain insights into potential solutions to the challenges associated with disparities in oral health services between rural and urban areas that hinder individuals from receiving timely and adequate dental care.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the state of oral health in the U.S.
  • Define oral health and describe oral anatomy
  • Discuss dental care across the lifespan and for special populations
  • Identify and explain common oral health problems (risk factors, consequences)
  • Describe difficulties with access in rural vs urban areas
  • Discuss the strategies for promoting oral health