Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of oral health literacy.
  • Understand the consequences of limited oral health literacy.
  • Understand the oral health literacy framework.
  • Understand the benefits of improving oral health literacy.
  • Increase self-efficacy to improve oral health literacy via an educational system program.
  • Learn methods to achieve oral health literacy in children.
  • Learn and apply the Lessons in a Lunch Box program as a tool for improving oral health literacy.
  • Learn how to approach educating children on oral hygiene instruction, use of dental hygiene aids, and healthy diet choices.
  • Understand and complete the registration process for elementary schools to receive the Lessons in a Lunch Box program.
  • Learn how to present the Lessons in a Lunch Box program to Title I 1st – 3rd grade students in a well coordinated and organized manner.
  • Learn how to properly evaluate the program.