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Bright Smiles from Birth: An Oral Health Education Program

This course will provide an overview of oral health in young children and how to apply fluoride varnish. Upon completion of this course, Illinois primary care providers are eligible to enroll with Medicaid to receive reimbursement for application of fluoride varnish.  You must complete the post test and evaluation to be enrolled in the program.

NOTE: CME is not currently available for this course

 

CME is not currently available for this course

Purpose:

Bright Smiles from Birth aims to train primary care providers in their staff on oral health in children under three. The program provides information on the pathogenesis of early childhood caries, performing oral health assessments, referral to dental homes, oral health guidance for families and application of fluoride varnish. Physicians and nurse practitioners who complete this program are eligible to receive reimbursement for application of fluoride varnish. You must complete the post test and evaluation to be enrolled in the program.

Length:  1.5 hours


Learning Objectives:


After completion of the Bight Smiles from Birth Training module, individuals will be able to:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of early childhood caries (ECC)
  • Determine risk factors associated with ECC
  • Conduct an oral health screening and apply fluoride varnish
  • Provide anticipatory guidance to families including parents
  • Referral to Dental Home when appropriate
  • State the importance of pediatricians’ role in oral health

Upon completion of the presentation, primary care providers in Illinois will be eligible to receive Medicaid reimbursement for application of fluoride varnish on children under three.

Hardware/Software Requirements:

For PC: Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1 or later and Adobe Flash Player 10
For Mac: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.1 or later
and Adobe Flash Player 10

Presented by:
  Mary Hayes, DDS

Speaker Disclosure:

I have no relevant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider of commercial services discussed in this CME activity.

I do intend to discuss commercial products or services and unapproved/investigative uses of a commercial product/device in my presentation.

Support:

This medical education program was made possible through an grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Bright Smiles from Birth was developed by:
Scott G. Allen, MS - Executive Director, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Sue Bishop, DDS - Dental Director, Peoria County Health Department
Joseph Cangas MD, FAAP - IlliniPediatrics
Sharon Clough, RDH, MSEd  - Oral Health Network Coordinator Illinois Primary Health Care Association
William Frese, MD, FAAP - General Pediatrics, Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital
Jason Grinter, DDS, MPH -  Lead Oral Health Advocate, DentaQuest of Illinois
Dionne Haney - Director of Professional Services, Illinois State Dental Society
Mary Hayes, DDS
Julie Ann Janssen, RDH, MA, CDHC - Acting Director,  Division of Oral Health, Illinois Department of Public Health
Leo Jerry Niederman, MD, FAAP - Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Rush Children's Hospital
Jennie Pinkwater - Director, Prevention Programs, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Indru C. Punwani, DDS - Head, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dennis L. Vickers, MD, MPH, FAAP - Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Sinai Children’s Hospital

Planning Committee Disclosure:

Name

Relevant Financial
Relationship(s)


(Please indicate Yes, or No)

Name of Commercial
Interest(s)*

(Please list name(s) of proprietary entity) AND Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship(s)
(Please list: Research Grant, Speaker's Bureau, Stock/Bonds excluding mutual funds, Consultant, Other - identify)

Disclosure of Off-Label (Unapproved)/
Investigational Uses of Products

AAP CME faculty are required to disclose to the AAP and to learners when they plan to discuss or  demonstrate pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical

(Do intend to discuss or Do not intend to discuss)

Scott G. Allen, MS

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Sue Bishop, DDS

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Joseph Cangas MD, FAAP

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Sharon Clough, RDH, MSEd

No

None

Do intend to discuss

William Frese, MD, FAAP

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Jason Grinter, DDS, MPH

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Dionne Haney

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Mary Hayes, DDS

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Julie Ann Janssen, RDH, MA, CDHC

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Leo Jerry Niederman, MD, FAAP

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Jennie Pinkwater

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Indru C. Punwani, DDS 

No

None

Do intend to discuss

Dennis L. Vickers, MD, MPH, FAAP

No

None

Do intend to discuss

 

 Date of Original Release: December 2010

Most Current Review:
December 2010

Termination Date: December 2013 - This course is no longer avaiable for CME

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Copyright permission for photos and charts are indicated in the presentation.

Contact information: For questions, contact Jennie Pinkwater at 312/733-1026 x 213

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