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Oral Health, Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment A Framework for Increased Coordination and Integration

"Challenges with oral health, mental health and substance use are exceedingly common in the United States and contribute heavily to the burden of disease in the nation." A new toolkit developed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Oral Health, Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment: A Framework for Increased Coordination and Integrat

New Resource! Oral Health Toolkit for Primary Care Practice

The Hawai'i State Department of Health & UH Mānoa Nancy Atmosphera-Walch School of Nursing have collaborated to create the Oral Health Toolkit for Primary Care Practice. This toolkit was developed for nursing and medical providers to increase the integration of oral health into primary care.

New Article! Improving Oral Health During Pregnancy: A Call to Action

A new commentary article from the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Improving Oral Health During Pregnancy: A Call to Action, highlights the importance of optimal oral health during pregnancy to protect the health and wellness of parents and children. 

 

The Importance of Oral Health for Populations with Cardiovascular Disease

The Importance of Oral Health for Populations with Cardiovascular Disease will be presented by the OHNEP team for the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) network Wednesday April 27 at 3:00pm EST. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of mortality in the US.

New Blog: Improving HPV Vaccine Confidence

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity for educators, practitioners and advocates alike to promote awareness of oral and oropharyngeal cancers (OPC) and the importance of regular oral cancer screenings. In the US, human papillomavirus (HPV) is the not only the most common sexually transmitted infection, but it is one of the most di

Live Tweetchat Event: HPV & Oral Cancer

 OHNEP will be hosting a HPV & Oral Cancer Tweetchat on Tuesday April 19 at 3pm EST. This Tweetchat event aims to increase knowledge about the role of oral health in HPV and oral cancer prevention. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity for educators, practitioners and advocates alike to promote awareness of or

New Article: Efficacy of Oral Care Protocols in the Prevention of VAP

A new article from Cureus, Efficacy of Oral Care Protocols in the Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients, compared the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in two groups of critical care patients: one group who followed a complete oral care regimen - toothbrushing, chlorohexidine

Association Between Preventive Dental Care and Healthcare Cost for Enrollees with Diabetes or Coronary Artery Disease: 5-Year Experience

A new article from the March 2022 Issue of the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Association Between Preventive Dental Care and Healthcare Cost for Enrollees with Diabetes or Coronary Artery Disease: 5-Year Experience, examines the association between healthcare costs and adherence with preventive dental care protocols am

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