Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice


Building a Culture of Collaboration

Building a Culture of Collaboration

HP2020 Oral Health Modules

Oral Health Challenges in Pregnancy

and Childhood


 Geriatric Oral Health Webinar Series: Part 3


Geriatric Webinar Oral Health Webinar:

Part 4


Geriatric Oral Health Webinar Series: part I

Geriatric Oral Health Webinar Series:

Part II


Oral Case Study Wichita State University

Oral Case Study Wichita State University



Oral Health and Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Adults

Oral Health and Mecahnically Ventilated

Crtically Ill Adults


Montana State University College of

Nursing, Why Oral Health Should be Included

in the PCMH

Oral Health Examination and the Older Adult

Oral Health Examination of an Older Adult


Oral Health Examination and the Older Adult

2012 Symposium on Oral Health and Primary Care

Oral Case Study Wichita State University
Chemo Without Cavities Part I


Chemo Without Cavities Part II

Oral Health Challenges in Pregnancy and

Childhood Learning Modules

(password: nyu2014)




Nurses' Role in Oral Health Education &

Disease Prevention



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Booker, S., Murff, S., Kitko, L., Jablonski, R. (2013). Mouth care to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia. American Journal of Nursing, 113(10):24-30.


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Darling-Fisher, C. S., Kanjirath, P. P., Peters, M. C., & Borgnakke, W. S. (2015). Oral Health: An Untapped Resource in Managing Glycemic Control in Diabetes and Promoting Overall HealthThe Journal for Nurse Practitioners,11(9), 889-896.


Dolce, M.C., Haber, J., Savageau, J.A., Hartnett, E. and Riedy, C.A. (2018). Integrating oral health curricula into nurse practitioner graduate programs: Results of a US survey. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(11), 638-647.

Dolce, M. C. (2014). Integrating Oral Health Into Professional Nursing Practice: An Interprofessional Faculty Tool Kit. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(1), 63-71.


Dolce, M.C., Haber, J., & Shelley, D., (2012). Oral health nursing education and practice program. Nursing Research and Practice, 1-5.


Dolce, M. C. (2012). Nurse faculty enrichment and competency development in oral-systemic health. Nursing Research and Practice, 1-5.


Donoff, B., McDonough, J. E., & Riedy, C. A. (2014). Integrating Oral and General Health Care. The New England Journal of Medicine. 371(24), 2247-2249.

Fulmer, T., & Cabrera, P. (2012). The primary care visit: What else could be happening? Nursing Research and Practice


Fulmer, T., Strauss, S., Russell, S., Singh, G., Blankenship, J., Vermula, R., Caceras, B., Valenti, M., & Sutin, D. (2012). Screening for elder mistreatment in dental and medical clinics. Gerontology, 29(2):96-105.

Fulmer, T., Jablonski, R., Mertz, E., George M., and Russell, S. (2012). Oral health. Nursing Research and Practice, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 809465
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Haber, J., Hartnett E., Hallas D., Dorsen, C., Lange-Kessler J., Lloyd, M., Thomas E., Wholihan D. (2015). Putting the Mouth Back in the Head: HEENT to HEENOT. American Journal of Public Health. March 2015, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 437-441.


Haber, J., Spielman, A., Wolff M., and  Shelley, D. (2014). Interprofessional education between dentistry and nursing: The NYU experience. California Dental Association Journal, 42(1):44-51.


Haber, J. (2014). Building a culture of collaboration: Interprofessional education and practice. Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, 2(1):12-14.


Haber, J., Strasser, S., Lloyd, M., Dorsen, C., Knapp, R., Auerhahn, C., Kennedy, R., Alfano, M.C., & Fulmer, T. (2009). The oral-systemic connection in primary care. Nurse Practitioner, 34(3):43-48.


Hallas, D., Herman, N. G., Benichou, L., Morales, E. L., & Touchette, L. (2015). Management of a Child With Nutritional Rickets, Multiple Cavities, Enamel Hypoplasia, and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.


Hallas, D., Fernandez, J.B., Herman, N.G., & Moursi, A. (2015).  Identification of Pediatric Oral Health Core Competencies through Interprofessional Education and Practice. Nursing Practice and Research.


Hallas, D, Fernandez, JB, Lim, JL, Catapano, P., Dickson, SK, Blouin, KR, Schmidt, TM, Acal-Jiminez, R., Ali, N., Figueroa, KE, Jiwani NM. Sharma, A (2015). OHEP: An Oral Health Education Program for Mothers of Newborns. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.


Hallas, D., Fernandez, J., Lim, L., & Carobene, M. (2011). Nursing strategies to reduce the incidence of early childhood caries in culturally diverse populations. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26(3), 248-256.


Hallas, D. D. (2010). Take action to influence children's oral health. The Nurse Practitioner, 35(2): 6.


Hallas, D. D., & Shelley, D. D. (2009). Role of pediatric nurse practitioners in oral health care. Academic Pediatrics, 9(6): 462-466.


Hartnett, E. (2015). Integrating Oral Health Throughout Cancer Care. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing19(5), 615-619.


Hartnett, E., Haber, J., Krainovich-Miller, B., Bella, A., Vasilyeva, A., & Lange Kessler, J. (2016). Oral health in pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing45(4),565–573. doi:10.1016/j.jogn.2016.04.005


Hartnett, E., & Krainovich-Miller, B. (2017). Preventive Dental Care: An Educational Program to Integrate Oral Care Into Pediatric Oncology. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(5):611-616.


Hutchinson, M.K., VanDevanter, N., Phelan, J., Malamud, D., Vernillo, A., Combellick, J., Shelley, D. (2012). Feasibility of implementing rapid oral fluid HIV testing in an urban university dental clinic: A qualitative study. BMC Oral Health, 12:11


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Jablonski, R. (2012). Oral health and hygiene content in nursing fundamentals textbooks. Nursing Research and Practice, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 372617


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Nurse Practitioner Curriculum. Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(4), 253-54. DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000252.



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Lloyd, M., & Dorsen, C. (2012). Grand rounds: Man, 61, with painful oral ulcerations. Clinician Reviews, 22(3), 12-13, 15-17.


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Rosedale, M.T. Strauss, S.M. (2012). Diabetes screening at the periodontal visit: Patient and provider experiences with two screening approaches. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. 10: 250-258


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Strauss, S.M., Alfano, M.C., Shelley, D., & Fulmer, T. (2012). Identifying unaddressed systemic health conditions at dental visits: Patients who visited dental practices but not general health care providers in 2008. American Journal of Public Health, 102(2), 253-255.


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The OHNEP Program and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have teamed up to create four patient-related oral health literacy fact sheets for distribution to internal medicine physicians and primary care providers.

Written in an easily accessible engaging style, in both English and Spanish, with high-quality relatable imagery, the Oral Health Patient FACTS are now available to download from ACP’s website and the OHNEP website.

The Oral Health Patient Facts were designed to be user-friendly, easy to understand, and aim to improve patients' oral health literacy by providing information about how oral health and overall health are connected. 

The patient-focused facts cover the following topics:

 Oral Health Overview (Click here for the Spanish version)


Oral Health and Diabetes (Click here for the Spanish version)


Oral Health and Older Adults (Click here for the Spanish version)


Oral Health and HPV (Click here for the Spanish version)



Read the entire press release here.