Oral Health America’s Webinar Series

Oral Health America's Webinar Series consists of monthly webinars to provide technical assistance and to create a forum for programs to share information about best practices and innovative projects. We offer webinars for both our Smiles Across America and Wisdom Tooth Project programs.

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Key points:

  1. Prevalence of early childhood caries and why we need to address it
  2. Early establishment of a dental home y 12 months- bio-behavioral model (“Age one visit”)
  3. Systemic-oral health link
  4. Medical-dental integration models
  5. Caries risk assessments using Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)- and risk-based combination therapies
  6. White spot lesions- what can providers and parents do?
  7. 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
  8. Self-management goals

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the etiology, prevalence and sequelae of Early Childhood Caries (ECC).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Identify and implement a Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) Protocol in six easy steps for a successful infant oral care visit.
  5. Recognize and conduct a minimally invasive approach for treating early childhood caries in infants and toddlers.

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