Smiles for life: A national oral health curriculum for family medicine. A model for curriculum development by STFM groups

Alan B. Douglass, Wanda Gonsalves, Russell Maier, Hugh Silk, Nancy Stevens, James Tysinger, A. Stevens Wrightson

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Abstract

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Oral Health released Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum for Family Medicine in October 2005 to address a need for high-quality residency and medical school curricula in an area of documented physician knowledge deficit. This article describes the background, planning, fund-raising, development, dissemination, and impact of the curriculum. Lessons learned, particularly in the areas of long-distance collaboration, fund-raising, and marketing are reviewed with a goal of serving as a model for future curriculum development efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalFamily medicine
Volume39
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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