Maternal Child Health Series
Oral Health in Children
Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH
Director, Oral Health Surveillance and Research
Bureau of Dental Health, New York State Department of Health
This program will focus on oral health problems in children and its impact. Dr. Kumar, dental public health specialist, will discuss the extent of dental diseases, its distribution and progress made toward accomplishing Healthy People 2010 oral health objectives. He will also discuss the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other professional groups about available interventions. This program will educate local public health officials and health care providers about surveillance, the state oral health plan and efforts to control oral diseases in children.
- Explain the importance of oral health in children.
- Describe the extent of oral health problems in children and the disparities in outcome.
- Describe at least two available preventive and treatment interventions.
April 17, 2008
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
These activities have been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-160 and have been approved for 1.0 contact hour each.
School of Public Health, University at Albany 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 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 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.