Dentist: Pediatric Dental-Focused Interprofessional Interventions

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About Course #L0906

Release Date: October 30, 2018

Expiration Date: October 30, 2021

The American Dental Association recognizes that early childhood caries is a significant public health problem in selected populations and is also found throughout the general population.

This basic level course, appropriate for dentists, hygienist and assistants reviews conventional early childhood caries management and discusses the need for unconventional providers and community workers as effective partners in the prevention and management of this disease.

AGD Subject Code: 430

Course Objectives

  • Explain the early childhood caries problem.
  • Recognize the effectiveness of conventional family-level early childhood caries behavioral interventions.
  • Recognize the effectiveness of conventional early childhood caries dental treatment.
  • Explain the roles of nonconventional health workers in early childhood caries prevention and management.
  • Identify how the evidence regarding early childhood caries can be used to deliver better care to children and their families.

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

About the Author(s)

Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health and Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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