New Senior Oral Health Article

Smiling Older Adults


The Journal of Gerontological Nursing recently published our collaborative article, Senior Oral Health: A Community-Based, Interprofessional Educational Experience for Nursing and Dental Students. The article highlights a project created through an Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice grant from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The project aimed to address the gap between older adult health education and care delivery.  The project created an advanced practice, nurse-led partnership among the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program (both at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing), NYU College of Dentistry, and R.A.I.N. Interprofessional teams of nursing, nurse practitioner, and dental students provided oral health education and oral hygiene instruction at RAIN senior centers to older adults, home health aides (HHAs), and volunteers. 

Learn more about the project, results, and access the full article here.