Treating Young Kids Every Day
The goal of this course, in addition to meeting the specific course outcomes, is to increase dentists’ confidence to see babies and young children and inspire a commitment to decreasing the prevalence of dental caries in California children. Specifically, this course aims to encourage dental teams to use caries risk assessment, disease prevention and early interventions to reduce tooth decay among children ages birth to 5 years. |
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
1. Recognize how early childhood caries (ECC) affects children’s oral health and the need to see babies and young children.
2. Perform caries risk assessments (CRA) to individualize interventions and recall.
3. Implement the 6-Step Infant Oral Care Visit process in your practice.
4. Promote the use of early prevention and intervention techniques.
5. Implement motivational interviewing and goal setting.
6. Recognize the role of patient self-management in reducing caries.
7. Promote healthy daily family behaviors.
8. Complete appropriate documentation and effective follow-up.
Release Date: 2.1.17 | Last Reviewed On: 9.1.19