Smile Proud: Oral Health Project

Smile Proud

Improving Oral Health Among Texas Nursing Home Residents

Effective April 1, 2019, the project for improving oral health among Texas and Oklahoma nursing homes has ended. The project resources were developed in collaboration with the Texas Oral Health Coalition, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and inter-professional expert advisory workgroups in both states. The resources include a comprehensive oral care toolkit and educational curriculum that can be used by nursing homes in both states to train staff. An important focus of the training is to provide oral health care to patients with dementia.