CE Credit

Oral Health For Primary Care Providers

Welcome to the training on Oral Health For Primary Care Providers provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.50 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals with the necessary tools to implement legal requirements and best practices in assessing and promoting the oral health of children birth through 20 years of age.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the primary care provider’s responsibility to assess and promote oral health as an important component of overall health. 
  2. Apply best practices for routine clinical assessment of oral health as part of medical checkups, recognize common tooth conditions that require referral to a dentist, and provide anticipatory guidance. 
  3. Integrate recommended practices, such as referral to a dental home, into your clinical practice. 

Please note this module expires on 4/17/2023.

This module was released on 4/17/2020.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

  • University of Washington School of Dentistry. (n.d.). Patients with Special Needs. Resources for Patients and Health and Health Care Professionals.
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission. (n.d.) Texas Medicaid and CHIP Medical Transportation Program provides non-emergency medical transportation services to for people who don’t have a way to get to medically necessary health-care services such as medical or dental appointments and to the drug store for prescribed medications.

The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Family Physician, the journal Development, Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Oxford Dictionaries, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rare Diseases Research, U.S. National Library of Medicine, and WebMD.