Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM Central
Inspiring and Innovative Preventive Oral Care for Infants and Toddlers
Presenter: Hamida Askaryar, MPH, RDH, MCHES
This session will focus on minimally invasive preventive oral health care for infants and toddlers, the value of interprofessional medical/dental community partnerships, and the six-step care process including motivational interviewing to selecting self-management goals to achieve improved health outcomes.
- Prevalence of early childhood caries and why we need to address it
- Early establishment of a dental home y 12 months- bio-behavioral model (“Age one visit”)
- Systemic-oral health link
- Medical-dental integration models
- Caries risk assessments using Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)- and risk-based combination therapies
- White spot lesions- what can providers and parents do?
- Promote use of age appropriate combination therapy approaches including emphasis on prevention and parental involvement to achieve long lasting good oral health for young patients
- Self-management goals
- Discuss the etiology, prevalence and sequelae of Early Childhood Caries (ECC).
- Recognize the interrelationships between oral and systemic disease and understand the value of interprofessional medical/dental community partnerships and integration for improved oral health outcomes in children.
- Highlight the role of the dentist and the parent together in promoting oral health and the importance of the “Age-one” visit (Including employing self-management goals and “lift the lip” approaches).
- Identify and implement a Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) Protocol in six easy steps for a successful infant oral care visit.
- Recognize and conduct a minimally invasive approach for treating early childhood caries in infants and toddlers.