Key messages to take away from this course: 

  • Dental caries develop through the interaction of bacteria, dietary sugars, and teeth.
  • Assess teeth and oral health risk factors at all routine health care visits.
  • Prevention by clinicians should target:
    • Hygiene practices (brushing and flossing)
    • Fluoride use
    • Dietary guidance
    • Establish a dental home by age one for all children where possible.
  • Child, family, and larger community all influence the oral health outcomes of children

Note: To complete the post-test assessment and earn your certificate of completion,

please click the Child Oral Health Assessment box below. 

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