This course features three excellent presentations on early childhood oral health and prevention emphasizing collaborative care with other professionals, motivational interviewing and alternative treatment options to managing caries. For more information about this program and the speakers: Download the Meeting Brochure.
“Early Childhood Oral Health: Improving Collaborative Care in Clinical Practice”
Presented by Rocio B. Quinonez, DMD, MS, MPH
Oral health inequities call for an evaluation of medical and dental collaborations that can promote early childhood oral health. The integration of primary health care professionals and general dentists is key, as they are often the first in line to identify such disparities and can deliver preventive oral health services to help shift trajectories of oral health. This session will focus on pediatric oral health initiatives, using North Carolina as a case study to promote preventive oral health models in primary care settings. Dr. Quinonez will review educational initiatives that encourage collaborative care and address current barriers for successful early childhood oral health integration.
“Infant Oral Health and Prevention: Motivational Interviewing and Sticky Situations”
Presented by Maria Cordero-Ricardo, DMD, MS
Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered interaction originally designed for people presenting for substance abuse treatment to self-motivation and methods for positive change. In pediatric dentistry the most challenging substance abuse we face is sugar and refined carbohydrates. They are challenging to quit and everywhere in our daily lives. This session will give practitioners a new tool for counseling the families in their practices for successful prevention outcomes using techniques
adapted for dentistry.
“Alternative Treatment Option to Dental Restorations and Managing Caries”
Presented by Elise W. Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH
Dr. Quinonez’s Objectives:
- Provide background on early childhood oral health trends
- Review rationale and evidence of collaborative care in early
- Review successes and opportunities to promote
collaborative early childhood oral health care in clinical
Dr. Maria Cordero-Ricardo’s Objectives:
- Be familiar with the principles of motivational interviewing
within the context of dentistry
- Reorganize the conversation during preventive visits to
foster positive behavioral changes
Dr. Elise W. Sarvas’ Objectives:
- Be familiar with the current shift from a surgical
management paradigm to a medical management of dental
- Understand the benefits and indications for the use of silver
diamine fluoride for arresting carious lesions in pediatric
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