The Smiles for Life Curriculum
was created in 2005 to address a lack of oral health curricula for primary care
and other non-oral health providers. Over the past decade, Smiles for Life
(SFL) has become one of the most robust oral health educational programs in the
United States. Smiles for Life has had over 1,250,000 discrete online visits,
and numerous medical, nursing, physician assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy
and other health schools use the modules in their institutions.
The SFL Steering Committee
encourages the report of research involving the SFL curriculum through an
annual SFL Research Award. The $600 award may be used toward travel and
accommodations to present SFL-related research results at an educational
The SFL Research award has the
following eligibility criteria:
from any learning institution (including students) who have published or had
their study accepted for publication or presentation at a conference using some
aspect of SFL as the basis of the education. This may include graduate or
postgraduate institutions of any health profession and any professional format
(poster, platform, publication) in the 2018 calendar year.
should include sound outcome measures, reasonable numbers of learner
participants, and the results submitted for presentation within a reasonable
timeframe from conclusion of the study.
Applications should be
completed in scientific abstract format up to 500 words with the following
Please also list
author information and the forum where the data have been
published, submitted or accepted for presentation and the format (poster, oral
presentation or publication).
Two awards will be given
annually to support applicant travel and accommodations to present the research
findings in a scholarly forum. Judges will include members of the SFL Steering
Committee and SFL Consultants.
due July 31, 2018. Awardees will be notified by Aug. 31, 2018. Applications can
be submitted to Lisa Forsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on June 13, 2018