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Medical Dental Integration Learning Session 1

Originally presented on March 28, 2018

Opening Remarks:
Dionne Richardson, DDS
Dental Director
Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health

Erin Knoerl, MPH
Oral Health Unit Manager
Division of Family Health, New York State Department of Health

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

Amanda Norton, MSW
A Mandatory Inc.

The purpose of this activity is to improve access to preventative oral health care services by adopting procedures to ensure integration of routine oral exams/screenings, oral health education/counseling, and fluoride varnish application, for children 9 months to 5 years, during medical wellness visits.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, learners will expand their knowledge and competence on integrating routine oral examination, education counseling and fluoride varnish application for children during medical wellness visits.

Learning Objectives
After viewing the webcast participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of medical providers in identifying and preventing dental caries in children
  • Employ oral health preventative services in clincial practice, including oral exams using knee-knee procedure and fluoride varnish applications
  • Apply quality improvement methodologies in the delivery of preventive oral healthcare
Target Audience:
Primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, and dental hygienists as well as other medical and dental professionals

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant #T12HP19337 Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, the U.S. Government, Health Research, Inc., or the New York State Department of Health.