Oral Health Care during Pregnancy and Early Childhood
A special broadcast on dental health sponsored by the New York State Department of Health and funded by the March of Dimes.
Original Air Date:
November 1, 2007 (9-10:15 am ET)
Melinda B. Clark, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of General Pediatrics
Albany Medical Center
AMC General Pediatrics Group
Burton L. Edelstein, DDS, MPH, FAAPD
Professor of Clinical Dentistry and
Health Policy & Management
Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH
Director, Oral Health Surveillance and Research
Bureau of Dental Health, New York State Department of Health
Renee Samelson, MD, MPH, FACOG
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albany Medical College
A multidisciplinary panel with expertise in prenatal care, oral health and well child care will discuss the importance of good oral health and the need for dental care during pregnancy and early childhood. Dr. Kumar, dental public health specialist, will highlight the impact of oral health on overall health and the development of practice guidelines by the New York State Department of Health. Dr. Samelson, high risk obstetrician, will describe the incorporation of oral health care during pregnancy including the scientific basis for treatment. Dr. Edelstein, pediatric dentist, will describe the causes of dental caries, its impact on family life and its prevention. Dr. Clark, pediatrician, will demonstrate how to conduct an oral health assessment during a well child visit. This program will educate the prenatal, oral health and child health professionals so that oral health care becomes a routine practice during pregnancy and early childhood.
This Educational Activity is presented by the School of Public Health Continuing Education, which has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Association’s Council on Continuing Education, which is accredited by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been approved for 1.25 contact hours and has been assigned approval code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-126.
The University at Albany, School of Public Health is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.25 Credit(s)TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.25 Category 1 CECH in health education.
The New York State Dental Foundation (a NYSDA Approved Provider and ADA CERP Approved) approved this activity for 2 MCE Lecture Credits.