Vermont From the First Tooth (FTFT) is an initiative that was supported by the DentaQuest Foundation for one year through the University of Vermont (UVM) Office of Primary Care (OPC) and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program. The UVM OPC and AHEC sustain the FTFT educational program via a collaboration with the VT Department of Health Office of Oral Health and coordination with the VT Academic Detailing Program.
FTFT trainings for health care professionals include oral health assessment and preventive services, patient education resources, and a hands-on fluoride varnish application workshop. FTFT aims to improve the health of Vermont children by helping primary care medical practices include oral health in patient visits, typically as part of well child care visits. Since 2016, thirty-seven (37) From the First Tooth/Fluoride Varnish in Primary Care training sessions have been delivered throughout the state.