Oral health

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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. WHO Oral Health Programs
    Oral Health Documents and Publications
  2. The World Dental Federation (FDI)—Often collaborates with WHO. Numerous open access IS&G related documents. See especially Oral Health and Resources:
    Dental Ethics Manual
    Oral Health Atlas
    Policy Statements and Resolutions
    Toolkits
    Videos
    White Papers
    World Health Assembly Statements

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

I. FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION (FBO) OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS:
A. Christian Dental Association
Where is the NOMAD? –No references to IS&Gs but demonstrates important new technology.

II. SECULAR OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS/RESOURCES:
A. American Dental Association (ADA) Numerous open access resources applicable to care in the US as well as globally. Most provide no references to IS&Gs but appear to demonstrate compliance.
ADA Foundation International Dental Volunteer Organizations
See especially: International Dental Volunteer Guide 2014
Guidelines for Predental Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad
Dealing with ethical challenges when leading student mission trips

B. Smiles for Life National Oral Health Curriculum Endorsed by ADA and most US primary care organizations. Numerous open access documents. No references to IS&Gs but appear to demonstrate compliance. Includes free training modules. For example:
Children’s Oral Health

Updated: Mar 2017