B-11 Oral Health Literacy (2015)

Policy Number: B-11

Policy Category: Dental Education Curriculum

The American Student Dental Association supports efforts to improve oral health literacy and encourages incorporating the term “oral health literacy” into CODA accreditation standards, particularly in the standards related to prevention and public health.

ASDA encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to student education about oral health literacy and usage of communication techniques that are appropriate based on patient level of oral health literacy.