Clinical Excellence

Prevention

Learn how safety-net programs across the nation prevent dental diseases through prevention methods including fluoride, sealants and caries management.

Bringing Evidence and Best Practices into Health Center Dental Programs: Improving Childhood Oral Health

Description

This is a summary report from the 2008 Prevention Summit for experts in the field to summarize the successful models available for prevention.
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An Early Intervention Approach to Early Childhood Caries Prevention

Description

This promising practice describes a pilot project that was undertaken to prevent Early Childhood Caries through early intervention at WIC appointments.
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Hospital-Based Early Childhood Caries Intervention

Description

This promising practice describes the Children’s Hospital Boston and St. Joseph Hospital’s clinical protocol, implemented to manage early childhood caries in children younger than 60 months of age using a chronic disease management approach.
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Benefits of Oral HIV Testing in the Dental Chair

Description

This promising practice describes an initiative designed to increase the number of oral HIV testing conducted during a dental examination.
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A VIBRANT Approach to Early Childhood Caries in Migrant Children

Description

In this promising practice, Finger Lakes Community Health developed and successfully implemented an innovative multifaceted program to ensure preschool, low income children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers have the ability to establish and maintain a dental home.
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WIC Dental Days of San Luis Obispo County

Description

This promising practice, WIC Dental Days of San Luis Obispo County, is an Early Childhood Caries prevention program focusing on improving the pivotal socio-ecological factors responsible for the development of ECC by increasing risk assessment, parental counseling, behavior modification and goal setting, preventive dental services and case management.
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Tobacco Cessation in the Dental Home

Description

Co-hosted by NNOHA and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), this webinar discusses what oral health providers can do to help their patients effectively stop smoking. Participants will learn strategies and tools that address smoking cessation and incorporate culturally and linguistically appropriate patient education.

 

Health Literacy: Implications for the Dental Setting

Description

  Co-hosted by NNOHA and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), this webinar describes the implications of low health literacy and discuss ways providers and health care facilities can address office practices to improve patients’ understanding of oral health issues.
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Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement

Description

This publication, developed by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (2012), presents a consensus statement that resulted from an expert workgroup meeting convened by the Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Dental Association held on October 18, 2011, in Washington, DC. The consensus statement provides guidance on oral health care for pregnant women for both prenatal care health professionals and oral health professionals, pharmacological considerations for pregnant women, and guidance for health professionals to share with pregnant women.

 

Caries Prevention, Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment

Description

This series of modules, created by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, was developed for clinicians working in safety net dental clinics. The modules provide a framework for assessing patients’ risk for dental caries and determining prevention, treatment, and education strategies based on that patient’s risk category. The modules also include information about dental caries prevention, examination, restorative treatment, and recall intervals. There is no charge for CE credits.
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Oral Health Care for Young Children

Description

This series of modules, created by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, was designed to help clinicians learn about providing care to infants and children from birth through age 3. There is no charge for CE credits.
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School-Based Dental Sealant Program

Description

This series of modules, created by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, was designed to ensure that school-based dental sealant program staff have a thorough understanding of the history, operations, and underlying principles of these programs. There is no charge for CE credits.
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Common Infectious Diseases Encountered in Dentistry

Description

This Clinical Directors Network webinar provides information about common infectious diseases encountered in the dental setting.
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Smiles for Life

Description

Developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Oral Health, the Smiles for Life curriculum is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
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The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives

Description

The campaign is a partnership of 36 organizations working with the Ad Council to raise awareness among parents and families about the importance of caring for children’s teeth.
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