Applying Fluoride Varnish in the Medical Setting for Medical Providers

Originally presented on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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

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.

Learning Outcome
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.

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
  • 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

Target Audience
Primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners

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 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.