Our Work

Oral Health

Children's oral health is vitally important yet often overlooked in pediatric primary care. Dental caries in children is five times more common than asthma yet it is a preventable disease. Health care providers can play a crucial role in ensuring that infants and their parents adopt healthy oral habits.

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The Oral Health module is provided through the Educating Practices In the Community (EPIC) program. A trainer (physician, dentist, or hygienist) will visit your practice at a time convenient for you and provide a brief presentation to you and provide a brief presentation to you and your entire staff on oral health in children. 

Presentation Objectives

  • Recognize and understand the etiology of dental decay and its sequelae
  • Learn to screen children for dental decay and bill for this service
  • Be able to educate parents about how to prevent dental decay
  • Understand when/how to use fluoride varnish to prevent dental decay and bill for this service
  • Know when to refer children to the dentist

EPIC provides:

  • Oral Health resources including a list of dentists in your community for referrals
  • Certification to bill for dental exams and fluoride varnish application
  • CME credits
  • Lunch or snack

Learn more about EPIC or contact Maggy Morales to schedule a training session.

Maggy Morales - EPIC Coordinator
mamorales@uchc.edu
860-679-1527