Pediatric Collaborative Call - Fluoride Varnish and the Pediatric Patient: Making It Work for Your Office
The use of fluoride varnish is an effective way to prevent early childhood caries in children under age 6 according to a recent review of fluoride varnish application guidelines published in Frontiers in Public Health.1 The review also states that, despite its effectiveness, less than 10 percent of eligible children are estimated to receive fluoride varnish in pediatric primary care settings in the U.S due to various barriers to care that often prevent them from getting it.2 Providers can make a difference in reducing oral health disparities in children by making fluoride varnish accessible in their practice. Getting started is as simple as attending a webinar to learn more about this important topic.
Physicians, Nurses, Medical Directors, and Staff, in the specialties of Pediatric Medicine and Family Practice.
- Understand the oral health benefits of fluoride.
- Understand how applying fluoride varnish can impact the medical office.
- Understand the future implications of applying fluoride varnish.
1 Goff SL, Gahlon G, Geissler KH, Dick AW, Kranz AM. Variation in Current Guidelines for Fluoride Varnish Application for Young Children in Medical Settings in the United States. Front Public Health. 2022 Mar 4;10:785296. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.785296. PMID: 35309203; PMCID: PMC8930922.
Other health care professionals
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance
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