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Training & Certification

Medical Provider Training Program on Pediatric Oral Health

  • Watch a short video of colleagues who have integrated pediatric oral health into well child care.
  • Click the image below to watch our 6-minute fluoride varnish application video.

Trainings for Your Practice

2024 Quarterly Training Sessions

From the First Tooth is now offering quarterly virtual training sessions for Maine based practices and Memorial Hospital in 2024. Health care professionals may register individually or as a practice. This is a one-hour training available for 1 CME/CNE credit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the prevalence, etiology, and consequences of early childhood caries (ECC)
  • Perform an appropriate oral examination on small children
  • Use a Caries Risk Assessment Tool to:
    • Identify specific risk factors and protective factors
    • Document clinical findings
    • Recommend appropriate anticipatory guidance and timely dental referrals
  • Discuss the effects, sources, and benefits of fluoride
  • Advise families on strategies to prevent caries

 

1st Quarterly Sessions
Wednesday, March 27th 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Thursday, March 28th 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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2nd Quarterly Sessions
Wednesday, June 26th 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Thursday, June 27th 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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3rd Quarterly Sessions
Wednesday, September 25th 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Thursday, September 26th 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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4th Quarterly Sessions
Tuesday, December 3rd 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Thursday, December 5th 2024 Morning session: 8:00am-9:00am

Noon session: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Request An Onsite or Virtual 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. To schedule a virtual or onsite training, please email: mhfirsttooth@mainehealth.org


On-Demand Trainings

For practices in Maine including Memorial Hospital, please click here to access the on-demand training. This 45 minute on demand virtual training focuses on caries prevention, oral health assessments and fluoride varnish application. There is one interactive quiz imbedded at the end of 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

OR

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

Webinars

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: