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

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 & Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

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 3.0 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 March 31, 2021.

The New York State Dental Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The New York State Dental Foundation designates this activity for 3.0 continuing education credits.

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.