Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum (3rd Edition)



Smiles for Life is a comprehensive oral health curriculum. Developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Oral Health and now in its third edition, the 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.

It easy for individual physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, students, and other clinicians to access the curriculum and learn on their own time and at their own pace. Each of the courses is available online at The Smiles for Life curriculum can also be found on MedEd Portal. Free Continuing Education credit is available

The Smiles for Life curriculum consists of eight 45-minute modules covering core areas of oral health relevant to medical clinicians. User competencies are measured through assessments at course completion. For each course a user must score an 80% or higher to receive credit.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8.5 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid until January 20, 2016. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

Successful completion of the self-assessment is required to earn Category I CME credit

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Clark MB, Douglass AB, Maier R, Deutchman M, Douglass JM, Gonsalves W, Silk H, Tysinger JW, Wrightson AS, Quinonez R. Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum. 3rd Edition. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. 2010.