Medical Provider Training Program on Pediatric Oral Health
Watch a short video of colleagues who have integrated pediatric oral health into well child care.
Trainings for Your Practice
Request An Onsite Training
Trainings typically include a CME training using the Smiles for Life curriculum, and hands-on training on the application of fluoride varnish as well as assistance with office flow and billing. Click the state link to find out more Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
For practices in Maine including Memorial Hospital, please click here to access the virtual training. This 45 minute on demand virtual training focuses on caries prevention, oral health assessments and fluoride varnish application. There are three interactive quizzes imbedded throughout the training. The training concludes with a short demonstration video on the application of fluoride varnish and tips for implementing varnish in the office setting.
Duration: 45 minutes
CME credit: 1 Category 1 CME
Complete the online Smiles for Life Course
This online course is part of a national oral health curriculum called Smiles for Life, and is available at no cost. The course focuses on dental caries (tooth decay) prevention. It offers a brief review of Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and addresses how the use of fluoride is part of a comprehensive approach to a child’s oral health. Specifically, clinicians will learn the benefits of fluoride varnish and how to apply fluoride varnish and provide adequate follow-up care.
Duration: 45 minutes
CME/CNE credits: 1 Category 1 CME/CNE
Quality Improvement and Technical Assistance
- Hugh Silk ,”Addressing Oral Health in Pediatric Care – Good, Better, Best!” sponsored by From the First Tooth.
- Meeting MOC Part IV Requirements using Pediatric Oral Health
Select Oral Health for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) QI Project
Physicians preparing for re-certification of the MOC Part IV can select pediatric oral health as their focus area for their office-based quality improvement project. It is designed so that physicians can demonstrate to patients, colleagues and health care organizations ongoing professional development that results in quality patient care. MOC consists of four primary parts: professional standing, lifelong learning and self-assessment, cognitive expertise, and performance in practice.
Learn more about MOC:
- Oral Health in Primary Care for Pediatricians
- Guidelines to help implement the MOC using the Academy of Pediatrics Model
- Physician consultation with Dr. Hugh Silk (for pediatricians and family physicians): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meeting MOC IV Requirements with Pediatric Oral Health-A webinar and slides that explain how oral health was used to meet AAP and AAFP requirements for MOC Part IV Quality Improvement