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Smile Proud: Oral Health Project

Smile Proud

Improving Oral Health Among Texas Nursing Home Residents

Oral Health Project ImageMultiple studies acknowledge that poor oral hygiene and lack of routine dental care can contribute to respiratory infections and other systemic diseases in high-risk patients living in nursing homes.

TMF has initiated a project to provide free onsite, online and video education, knowledge, skills and oral care support to nursing home staff and residents. TMF, in collaboration with the Texas Oral Health Coalition and an inter-professional expert advisory workgroup is developing a comprehensive oral care toolkit and educational curriculum that will be used by TMF’s licensed dental hygienists to provide training to nursing homes in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. An important focus will be providing oral health care to patients with dementia.

TMF is kicking-off this project with a free basic oral screening of a small sample of residents in nursing homes in the selected cities. The screenings will help guide the development and focus of the training curriculum.

Nursing homes interested in participating in these projects may contact us at oralhealth@tmf.org or Kristina Poarch, Administrative Assistant, at kristina.poarch@tmf.org, (512) 334-1755

Instructional Toolkit Guide

Instructional Toolkit Guide

Staff Education Power Point Presentations

Training _ 1: Importance of Daily Oral Care

Training _1 video (must be in folder with Training _1)

Training _1 video (must be in folder with Training _1)

Training _1 PDF handout

Training _ 2: Daily Oral Care Strategies and Care Planning

Training _2 video (must be in folder with Training _2)

Training _2 PDF handout

Training _ 3: Residents Requiring Special Care and Resistant Residents

Training _3 Video Segment 1 (must be in folder with Training _3)

Training _3 Video Segment 2 (must be in folder with Training _3)

Training _3 Video Segment 3 (must be in folder with Training _3)

Training _3 PDF handout

Education/Curriculum Assessments

Training _1 Pre-assessment

Training _1 Pre-assessment answer key

Training _1 Post-assessment

Training _1 Post-assessment answer key

Training _2 Pre-assessment

Training _2 Pre-assessment answer key

Training _2 Post-assessment

Training _2 post-assessment answer key

Training _3 Pre-assessment

Training _3 Pre-assessment answer key

Training _3 Post-assessment

Training _3 post-assessment answer key

Oral Care Clinical Tools

Oral Care Clinical Tools

Free Staff Online Oral Care Continuing Education

Free Online Staff Oral Care Continuing Education

Facility/Resident/Family/Council Education

Oral Care Education tools

Special Safety Precautions

Special Safety Precautions in Spanish

Educational Materials in Spanish

Educational Resources in Spanish, for Staff/Residents

Additional Resources

Additional Oral Care Resources

Access to Dental Care Resource Page

Special Safety Precautions

Special Safety Precautions in Spanish

Assessments and Care Planning Training

Assessments and Care Planning Training handout

Assessment and Care Planning Training Pre-assessment

Assessments and Care Planning Training Pre-assessment answer key

Assessments and Care Planning Training Post-assessment

Assessments and Care Planning Training Post-assessment answer key