Oral Health Resources for Pediatricians
From the CDC: Tooth decay (dental caries) affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. Untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems; such as eating, speaking, playing, and learning. The good news is that tooth decay and other oral diseases that can affect children are preventable. The combination of dental sealants and fluoride has the potential to nearly eliminate tooth decay in school-age children. Click Here for the CDC website on Children's Oral Health
CDC has more than 100 free Health-e-Cards (or "electronic greeting cards") to send to friends, family, and co-workers! Simply select a CDC Health-e-Card, type in an email address and name, and send a colorful greeting that encourages healthy living, promotes safe activities, or celebrates a health- and safety-related event! Click Here to Send the Oral Health E-Card.
National AAP Resources on Oral Health
The American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to apply for the Oral Health Risk Assessment Preceptorship Program. Below please find the Request for Proposals as well as the Application for this program. Applications are due April 9, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org
This program aims to provide pediatricians interested in implementing oral health assessments and varnish application in their practice with mentorship support. Each site awarded will be provided with individualized one-on-one training in performing oral health risk assessments, maternal/caretaker oral assessment interviews, and the application of fluoride varnishes by a pediatric dentist or pediatrician with oral health training. Please feel free to disseminate this information to your Chapter membership. The number of awards made varies and will be decided by the selection committee following the submission of applications. Over the past five years, 5 - 15 preceptorships have been awarded per year.
For more information about the past preceptorships visit http://www.aap.org/ORALHEALTH/preceptorship.cfm or contact Lauren Barone, Manager, Oral Health, at 800-433-9016 ext 4779 or email@example.com. Funding is provided by a grant from the American Dental Association Foundation.
2010 AAP Risk Assessment Preceptorship Documents