Oral Health Community of Practice

Publication/Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Since 2009, the Oral Health CoP has operated as a trans-sectoral knowledge-based network to promote the dissemination of evidence-based, clinically relevant oral health information. The CoP facilitates the exchange of this knowledge to long-term care providers and care providers of frail older adults across the health care and oral/dental care sectors.  The Oral Health CoP promotes:

  • Awareness-raising strategies
  • Education/learning opportunities
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities in the health and oral/dental care sector

The Oral Health CoP membership includes a Core Team of geriatric, long-term care and oral health knowledge experts from the health and oral health care sectors. Our members are responsible for the development of the Oral Health CoP knowledge resources.  They also interact and collaborate with hundreds of paid and unpaid caregivers, researchers, policy makers and educators. If you would like to become an active member of this CoPs core working group, please email a Knowledge Broker.

Mary-Lou van der Horst, RN, BScN, MScN, MBA

Oral Health CoP Lead

Project Consultant Seniors' Health

Conestoga College - Research Institute for Aging - Schlegel Villages

Kitchener, ON

Tel: 905-541-0656

Fax: 519-428-1754