COVID-19: Oral Health Resources List


Anders, P.L., Scherer, Y.K., Hatton, M., Antonson, D., Austin-Ketch, T., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2016). Using standardized patients to teach interprofessional competencies to dental students.  Journal of Dental Education, 80(1):65-72. 


Atchinson, K.A., Glicken, A.D. & Haber, J. (2019) Developing an Interprofessional Oral Health Education System That Meets the Needs of Older Adults. California Dental Association, 47(4):247-254.


Baker, D. & Quinn, B. (2018). Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Prevention Initiative-2: Incidence of nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in the United States. American Journal of Infection Control, 46(1):2-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.036.


Booker, S., Murff, S., Kitko, L., & Jablonski, R. (2013). Mouth care to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia. American Journal of Nursing, 113(10):24-30. DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000435343.38287.3a.


Brennan, M.M., Hallas, D., Jacobs, S.K., Robbins, M., & Northridge, M. (2014). Home-use whitening toothpastes for whitening teeth in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010934. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010934.

Catalanotto, F., Koppelman, J., & Haber, J. (2017). Emerging models of dental practice aim at addressing needs of the aged. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 38(9):63-71. 606-610.
Claiborne, D.M., Daniel, S.J., Akpinar-Elci, M., & Bennington, L. (2019). Pediatric oral health practices among nurses: A pilot study. Pediatric Nursing, 45(1):16-30. 
Clemmens, D.A. & Kerr, A.R. (2008). Improving oral health in women: Nurses' call to action. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 33(1):10–14. DOI: 10.1097/01.NMC.0000305650.56000.e8.
Dahlen, H.G., Johnson, M., Hoolsema, J., Patterson Norrie, T., Ajwani, S., Blinkhorn, A., ... & George, A. (in press). Process evaluation of the midwifery initiated oral health-dental service program: perceptions of midwives in Greater Western Sydney, AustraliaWomen and Birth. In press.
Darling-Fisher, C., Borgnakke, W., & Haber, J. (2017). Oral health and diabetes. American Nurse Today, 12(8):22–25. 
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 health. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(9):889-896. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.08.001.


Dolce, M.C., Haber, J., Savageau, J.A., Hartnett, E. & 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. DOI: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000079.

Dolce, M.C. (2014). Integrating oral health into professional nursing practice: An interprofessional faculty tool kitJournal of Professional Nursing, 30(1):63-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.06.002.


Dolce, M.C., Haber, J., & Shelley, D., (2012). Oral health nursing education and practice programNursing Research and PracticeArticle ID: 149673. DOI: 10.1155/2012/149673.


Dolce, M.C. (2012). Nurse faculty enrichment and competency development in oral-systemic health. Nursing Research and PracticeArticle ID: 567058. DOI: 10.1155/2012/567058.


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. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1410824.

Ford, C.R., Foley, K.T., Ritchie, C.S., Sheppard, K., Sawyer, P., Swanson, M., ... &  Brown, C.J. (2013). Creation of an interprofessional clinical experience for healthcare professions trainees in a nursing home setting. Medical Teacher, 35(7):544-548. DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2013.787138


Fulmer, T., & Cabrera, P. (2012). The primary care visit: What else could be happening? Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID: 720506. DOI: 10.1155/2012/720506.


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 clinicsGerontology, 29(2):96-105. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2010.00405.x. 

Fulmer, T., Jablonski, R., Mertz, E., George M., & Russell, S. (2012). Oral health. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID: 809465. DOI: 10.1155/2012/809465.
George, A., Dahlen, H.G., Blinkhorn, A., Ajwani, S., Bhole, S., Ellis, S., ... & Johnson, M. (2018) Evaluation of a midwifery initiated oral health-dental service program to improve oral health and birth outcomes for pregnant women: a multi-centre randomised controlled trialInternational Journal of Nursing Studies, 82:49-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.006.
George, A., Lang, G., Johnson, M., Ridge, A., de Silva, A.M., Ajwani, S., ... & Heilbrunn-Lang, A. (2016) The evaluation of an oral health education program for midwives in AustraliaWomen and Birth, 29(3):208-213. DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2015.10.004.
George, A., Villarosa, A.R., Patterson Norrie, T., Hoolsema, J., Dahlen, H.G., Ajwani, S., ... & Johnson, M. (2018) Process evaluation of the midwifery initiated oral health‐dental service program: perceptions of pregnant women. Australian Dental Journal, 64:55-65. DOI: 10.1111/adj.12660.
Goodell, K.H., Ticku, S., Fazio, S.B., & Riedy, C.A. (2019). Entrustable Professional Activities in Oral Health for Primary Care Providers Based on a Scoping Review. Journal of Dental Education, 83(12), 1370-1381. doi: 10.21815/JDE.019.152.
Greenberg, S. A., Hartnett, E., Berkowitz, G. S., Schenkel, A. B., Chong, C., Cipollina, J., Haber, J., & Cortes, T. A. (2020). Senior oral health: A community-based interprofessional educational experience for nursing and dental students. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 46(8), 37-45. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20200527-03

Haber, J., Dolce, M.C., Hartnett, E., Savageau, J.A., Altman, S., Lange-Kessler, J., & Silk, H. (2019). Integrating oral health curricula into midwifery graduate programs: Results of a US survey. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 64(4), 462-471. DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12974.


Haber, J. & Hartnett, E. (2019). The Interprofessional Role in Dental Caries Management: Impact of the Nursing Profession in Early Childhood Caries. Dental Clinics of North America, 63(4), 653-661. DOI: 10.1016/j.cden.2019.05.002.


Haber, J., Hartnett, E., Allen, K., Crowe, R., Adams, J., Bella, A., Riles, T., & Vasilyeva, A. (2017). The impact of oral-systemic health on advancing interprofessional education outcomes. Journal of Dental Education, 81(2):140-148.


Haber, J., Hartnett, E., Allen, K., Hallas, D., Dorsen, C., Lange-Kessler, J., ... & Wholihan, D. (2015). Haber et al. Respond. American Journal of Public Health, 105(5):e3-e4. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302648.
Haber, J., Hartnett, E., Cipollina, J., Allen, K., Crowe, R., Roitman, J., Feldman, L., Fletcher, J., & Ng, G. Attaining Interprofessional Competencies by Connecting Oral Health to Overall Health. Journal of Dental Education. Published in Early View. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12490
Haber, J., Hartnett, E., & Dillenberg, J. No longer "business as usual." Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 41(5), May 2020. Commentary. 

Haber, J., Hartnett E., Hallas D., Dorsen, C., Lange-Kessler J., Lloyd, M., ... & Wholihan D. (2015). Putting the mouth back in the head: HEENT to HEENOT. American Journal of Public Health. 105(3):437-441. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302495.


Haber, J., Hartnett, E., Hille, A. & Cipollina, J. (2020). Promoting oral health for mothers and children: A nurse home visitor education program. Pediatric Nursing, 46(2), 70-76. 


Haber, J., Spielman, A., Wolff M., & Shelley, D. (2014). Interprofessional education between dentistry and nursing: The NYU experienceCalifornia Dental Association Journal, 42(1):44-51. PMID:25080689.


Haber, J. (2014). Building a culture of collaboration: Interprofessional education and practice. Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, 2(1):12-14. doi: 10.1155/2012/149673.


Haber, J. Commentary: Goodell, K.H., Tiku, S., Fazio, S.B., & Reidy, C.A. Entrustable Professional Activities in Oral Health for Primary Care Providers Based on a Scoping Review, 2020, 83(12), 1370-1381. Commentary at: 


Haber, J. Opportunities for interprofessional collaboration between physicians  and dentists in treatment of pediatric patients. Clinical Dentistry, July 2020. Commentary. At: 


Haber, J., Strasser, S., Lloyd, M., Dorsen, C., Knapp, R., Auerhahn, ... & Fulmer, T. (2009). The oral-systemic connection in primary care. Nurse Practitioner, 34(3):43-48. DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000346593.51066.b2.


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, 29(3):283-288. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.11.010.


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, Article ID: 360523. DOI: 10.1155/2015/360523.


Hallas, D., Fernandez, J.B., Lim, J.L., Catapano, P., Dickson, S.K., Blouin, K.R., ... & Sharma, A. (2015). OHEP: An oral health education program for mothers of newborns. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(2):181-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.11.004.


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. DOI:10.1016/j.pedn.2009.07.010.


Hallas, D.D. (2010). Take action to influence children's oral health. The Nurse Practitioner, 35(2): 6. DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000367926.70364.66.


Hallas, D.D., & Shelley, D.D. (2009). Role of pediatric nurse practitioners in oral health careAcademic Pediatrics, 9(6):462-466. DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2009.09.009.


Hartnett, E., Haber, J., Catapano, P., Dougherty, N., Moursi, A.M., Kashani, R., ... & Bella, A. (2019). The impact of an interprofessional pediatric oral health clerkship on advancing interprofessional education outcomes. Journal of Dental Education, 83(6). DOI: 10.21815/JDE.019.088.


Hartnett, E. (2015). Integrating oral health throughout cancer care. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(5):615-619. DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.615-619.


Hartnett, E. "ACE.P Teaching Strategies for National Children's Dental Health Month." NLN Nursing Edge, February 4, 2020. At:


Hartnett, E., Haber, J., Krainovich-Miller, B., Bella, A., Vasilyeva, A., & Lange Kessler, J. (2016). Oral health in pregnancyJournal 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. DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.611-616.


Higgins, K., Hawkins, J.E., Horvath, E. (2020). Improving Oral Health: Integrating oral health content in APRN Education. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(5), 394-397. 


Hutchinson, M.K., VanDevanter, N., Phelan, J., Malamud, D., Vernillo, A., ... & Shelley, D. (2012). Feasibility of implementing rapid oral fluid HIV testing in an urban university dental clinic: A qualitative studyBMC Oral Health, 12(11). DOI: 10.1186/1472-6831-12-11.


Idzik, S. & Krauss, E. (2013). Evaluating and managing dental complaints in primary and urgent care settings. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(6):329-338. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2013.04.015.


Jablonski, R. (2012). Oral health and hygiene content in nursing fundamentals textbooks. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID: 372617. DOI: 10.1155/2012/372617.


Johansson, I., Jansson, H., & Lindmark, U. (2016). Oral health status of older adults in sweden receiving elder care: Findings from nursing assessments. Nursing Research, 65(3):215–223. DOI:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000158.


Jones, D., Sadowsky, J., Morris, D., & Patel, B. (2014) Interprofessional education: Oral health and mechanically ventilated critically ill adults.MedEdPORTAL. Available from:


Kent, K.A. & Clark, C.A. (2018). Open wide and say a-ha: Adding oral health content to the

nurse practitioner curriculum.  Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(4):253-254. DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000252.


Kinion, E. (2014). Oral health care- nurses make a difference. Montana Nurses Association Pulse, 51(4):10.


Lee, K.H., Galkowski, L., Downey, C., & McConnell, E.S. (2018). A pilot-feasibility study of measuring emotional expression during oral care. Geriatric Nursing, 39:388-392. DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.12.001


Lim, M., Riggs, E., Shankumar, R., Marwaha, P., & Kilpatrick, N. (2018). Midwives’ and women’s views on accessing dental care during pregnancy: An Australian qualitative study. Australian Dental Journal, 63:320-328. DOI: 10.1111/adj.12611.


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


Mahat, G., Lyons, R., & Bowen, F. (2014). Early childhood caries and the role of the pediatric nurse practitionerThe Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(3):189-193. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2013.10.015.


McConnell, E.S., Lee, K.H., Galkowski, L. Downey, C., Spainhour, M.V., & Horowitz, R. (2017). Improving oral hygiene for veterans with dementia in residential long-term care. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 33(3):1-9. DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000303.


Munro, S., Baker, D., Giuliano, K., Sullivan, S.C., Haber, J., ... & Klompas M. (2021). Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: A call to action. Recommendations from the national organization to prevent hospital acquired pneumonia among non-ventilated patients. ICHE 2021, June 9. 


Munro, S. & Baker, D. (2019). Integrating oral health care into patient management to prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia: a team approach. Journal of the Michigan Dental Association, July 2019.


Munro, S. & Baker, D. (2018). Reducing missed oral care opportunities to prevent non-ventilator associated hospital acquired pneumonia at the department of veterans affairs. Applied Nursing Research, 44, 48-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2018.09.004.


Munro, S., Haile-Mariam, A., Greenwell, C., Demirci, S., Farooqi, O., & Vasudeva, S. (2018). Implementation and dissemination of a department of veterans affairs oral care initiative to prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia among nonventilated patients. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 42(4), 363-372. DOI: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000308.


Munro, C.L., Grap, M.J., Sessler, C.N., Elswick, R.K., Mangar, D., Karlnoski-Everall, R., & Cairns, P. (2015). Preintubation application of oral chlorhexidine does not provide additional benefit in prevention of early-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia. CHEST, 147(2):328-334.


Munro, S., Phillips, T., Hasselbeck, R., Lucatorto, M.A., Hehr, A., & Ochylski, S. (2022). Implementing oral care as a nursing intervention to reduce hospital-acquired pneumonia across the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Comput Inform Nurs, 40(1):35-43. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000808.


Newland, J. (2019) A closer look at oral health care. The Nurse Practitioner, 44(2):9. DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000552686.40437.8d


Palay, C. (2017). Dental care: Unmet oral needs of patients with cancer and survivors. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(5):629-632. DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.629-632.


Riggs, E., Rajan, S., Casey, S., & Kilpatrick, N. (2017). Refugee child oral health. Oral Diseases, 23:292-299. DOI: 10.1111/odi.12530.


Riggs, E., Yelland, J., Shankumar, R., & Kilpatrick, N. (2016). ‘We are all scared for the baby’: Promoting access to dental services for refugee background women during pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(12). DOI: 10.1186/s12884-015-0787-6.


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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2011.00542.x.


Sadler, L., Newlin, K., Johnson-Spruill, I., & Jenkins, C. (2011). Beyond the medical model: Interdisciplinary programs of community-engaged health researchClinical And Translational Science, 4(4):285-297. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00316.x


Scarlett, M.I., & Edgar, G. (2016). Chapter 16: Oral health promotion. In R. S. Zimmerman, R. J. DiClemente, J. K. Andrus, E. Hosein & SOPHE (Eds.), Introduction to global health promotion. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Scherer, Y.K., Anders, P.L., Antonson, D.E., Hatton, M.N., Austin-Ketch, T., Paplham, P., ... & Campbell-Heider, N. (2015). Incorporating standardized patients into an interprofessional oral-systemic health practicum. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(4):e29-e35. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.01.035.


Sibley, J.A. (2018). Cost–Benefit Analysis of Providing Fluoride Varnish in a Pediatric Primary Care Office. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(6):620-626. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.05.007.


Silk, H., Douglass, A.B., Douglass, J.M., & Silk, L. (2008). Oral health during pregnancyAmerican Family Physician, 77(8):1139-1144.


Strauss, S.M., Alfano, M.C., Shelley, D., & Fulmer, T. (2012). Strauss et al. respond. American Journal of Public Health, 102(9):e5-e6. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300866.


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 2008American Journal of Public Health, 102(2):253-255. DOI: 10.2105/



Strauss, S.M., Tuthill, J., Singh, G., Rindskopf, D., Maggiore, J., Schoor, ... & Rosedale, M. (2011). A novel intra-oral diabetes screening approach in periodontal patients: Results of a pilot study. Journal of Periodontology, 83(6):699-706. DOI: 10.1902/jop.2011.110386.


Trost, M., Larsson, L. (2016) School Nurse Initiative to Provide Fluoride Varnish, Case Management, and Restorative Dental Care for High Caries Risk Students. DNP Scholarly Project, Montana State University. 


VanDevanter, N., Dorsen, C.G., Messeri, P., Shelley, D., & Person A. (2012). Oral health care and smoking cessation practices of interprofessional home care providers for their patients with HIVJournal of Interprofessional Care, 26: 339-340. DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2012.676107.


VanDevanter, N., Combellick, J., Hutchinson, M.K., Phelan, J.A., Malamud, D., & Shelley, D. (2012). A qualitative study of patients’ attitudes toward HIV testing in the dental setting. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID: 803169. DOI: 10.1155/2012/803169.


Vece, L., Sutter, R., Sutter, C., & Toulouse, C. (2016). Impacting vulnerable populations through integrating oral health care into nurse-managed health centers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(9):629-634. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.07.028



































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.


 Caring For Your Teeth During COVID-19

As the country slowly begins to reopen, caring for oral hygiene continues to be an important part of protecting overall health. The OHNEP team has created this oral health and hygiene tip sheet to share with your colleagues, clinical partners, students, and patients to remind them about the importance of taking care of oral health as a vital link to overall health.


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Special Care for Your Braces During COVID-19


Orthodontic offices have reopened, but it may not be possible for you to make an appointment if you have an issue with your braces. Our care tips provide safe methods for caring for your braces until you are able to visit your orthodontist.


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Safe and Sound: The HPV Vaccine


Patient Education about the importance of the HPV vaccine in preventing HPV-associated cancers.


Click here to download fact sheet