Applying Fluoride Varnish in the Medical Setting for Medical Providers

Originally presented on Tuesday, August 11, 2020


The purpose of this training is to enhance the capacity of medical providers to perform oral health screening and fluoride varnish application to children in the medical setting to reduce tooth decay.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners.



Applying Fluoride Varnish in the Medical Setting for Medical Providers


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Melinda Clark, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center

Karen Davda, CPH 
New York State Department of Health

Erin Knoerl, MPH 
New York State Department of Health

Learning Outcome and Objectives

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to expand their knowledge and competence in all strategies for reducing the prevalence and severity of early childhood caries while still reversible and much less costly to treat.

After viewing the webcast participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of medical providers in identifying and preventing dental caries in children
  • Discuss fluoride varnish risks and benefits
  • Discuss how oral health disease prevention services can be integrated into the medical home
  • Identify oral health resources available to primary care providers
Activity Materials
Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate
Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits expired for this activity on August 31, 2023. We encourage you to fill out the evaluation as your responses help us to plan future programs.