Speaker: Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH
Fee: $89/DDS; $59/Staff
AGD Code: 430
Dentists are able to perform a screening risk assessment and examination of infants’ mouths. Early care provides an opportunity to educate and inform parents about their children’s oral health. Anticipatory guidance/counseling for children’s dental health is an important part of preventive care, and may be the most effective way to prevent problems that traditional infectious-disease surgical models have failed to address, such as early childhood caries. The use of anti-bacterials and other remineralizing treatments like fluoride varnish, when added to caregiver counseling, has proven to be effective prevention strategies in reducing ECC incidence in young children.
- Describe why pregnancy provides a unique opportunity to provide oral health interventions for women and their infant.
- Evidence-based practice on protocols on the standard of care for pregnant women.
- Identify the impact of maternal oral health on oral disease status in families.
This course is designed for specialists, dentists, hygienists, and assistants.
Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.