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OHRC Pediatric Oral Health Online Training

Improved oral health management for children and infants is a national public health priority. With financial support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, CADE and the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) at Georgetown University collaborated on the development of two web-based training (WBT) curricula promoting pediatric oral health management to health professionals.

Development of the online curricula was driven by a blend of technological and pedagogical considerations. OHRC applied its subject matter expertise to identify and rework materials into content appropriate for self-paced, self-contained WBT. CADE transformed this content for internet delivery by drawing upon instructional design principles, adult learning theory and eLearning usability strategies.

From the beginning, the project’s creative dimensions were designed to accommodate the diverse target audience of health professionals and their multiple learning styles. This included the appropriate incorporation of rich features and controlled knowledge pathways. The modules combine text, graphics, illustrations, multimedia, self-assessment and evaluation within an appealing, user-friendly interface. CADE carefully balanced the aesthetic and operational aspects of the site with its educational objectives.

The result is an online learning environment geared to the educational interests and needs of the thousands of diverse learners that access the modules every year.


  • Professional, appealing interface design
  • Text, graphics, video and animation
  • Self-paced learning with self-assessment feedback
  • Consistent, clear navigation
  • Sequential sequencing with non-sequential navigation options
  • Traffic tracking and reporting
  • Online curriculum evaluation
  • Section 508 compliance


CADE has also developed online modules on a variety of other health-related topics. These include the Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center’s Bioterrorisk modules, BMI-for-age Growth Chart educational modules for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the GMDC’s Women’s Health and Well-Being Continuing Pharmacy Education Program.

For more information on how CADE can design and develop a web site for your organization, contact Jack Neuner at or (312) 413-2932.

Pediatric Oral Health home page

Pediatric Oral Health module

Pediatric Oral Health quiz

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