Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Professionals

Childhood Infancy Pregnancy

Oral health is essential for overall health and well-being

Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Professionals is a series of four web-based, self-study modules to help health and early childhood professionals (such as WIC staff!) working in community settings promote oral health. The modules present professionals with information about tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention; explain how to perform an oral health risk assessment and oral health screening; and highlight anticipatory guidance to share with parents.

Looking for more oral health resources? Check out our collection page on Oral Health in Infants, Children, and Pregnant women that features a number of education and information resources, including publications and webpages geared for parents, such as Brushing Up on Oral Health that outlines five general guidelines for establishing good dental health for infants.

Also available on WIC Works is a resource guide for oral health care during pregnancy that provides information for health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others working in states and communities to assist them in planning, developing, and implementing efforts to ensure that pregnant women receive optimal oral health services.

Developed by: Public Health Foundation