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

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits

Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

Note: CPHCE cannot recreate lost certificates. Enter your e-mail address in the system to have your certificate sent to you.


Disclosure Statements 

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits 

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until August 31, 2023.