Oral health is a critical area of educational need throughout Maine. Many health care professionals have turned their attention towards the relationship between oral health and overall health, as poor oral health can be associated with systemic disease.
Since there are national calls-to-action to raise awareness about the connection between oral and systemic health, oral health education is a priority for Lunder-Dineen. We have convened a team of experts to develop and implement an innovative, interprofessional, evidence-based, and sustainable educational model to improve oral and systemic health for residents in long-term care settings; advance the skills, expertise and interprofessional education and practice among providers and health care professionals in Maine; and help raise awareness of the connection between oral and overall health.
MOTIVATE Oral Health Pilot Program Education has Launched!