OHNEP is at the vanguard of helping nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, nurses, and other health professionals incorporate oral health into patient care.

Why? Oral health and general health are interconnected.  Research is finding that poor oral health like periodontal disease is associated with diabetes, cancer, heart and lung diseases, and progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s, among others. Yet few health professionals are prepared to do routine oral health assessments. 
OHNEP is changing that.
As a national voice promoting interprofessional oral health, OHNEP advocates, educates, creates and promotes resources that primary care clinicians can use to improve the quality of oral health care in their patients.  The OHNEP website serves as a knowledge center and portal for best practices.

Teaching Smiles for Life and Health

Great OHNEP Resources

Step-By-Step Guide for Success+Stories


Expanding Access to Oral Health Care: Nurses Make a Difference