Modules

Welcome to Smiles for Ohio—Fluoride Varnish: Training for Primary Medical Care Providers Serving Children Enrolled in Medicaid. This series of four modules is designed to provide Medicaid/Healthchek primary medical care providers and other health care providers with knowledge needed to reduce the incidence of dental caries among children under age 3 and to contribute to the establishment of a dental home.

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Course Objectives for Nurses

  • The participant will be able to describe the purpose of and procedures for fluoride varnish application and the reasons for referral to a dentist.
  • The participant will be able to explain the purpose of and tools available for caries risk assessment as well as how to conduct an oral health screening.
  • The participant will be able to explain what to emphasize when providing anticipatory guidance and referral information to parents or caregivers.

Post-Tests: Participants who complete this self-study course may take the post-tests for self-assessment only. There is no credit offered for this course.

Cost: The curriculum is free.

Course Development: The curriculum was adapted from Maryland’s Mouths Matter: Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids—Training for EPSDT Medical Providers in Maryland and was reviewed by a team of experts. Click here for a list of adapters and reviewers. Support for the development of the curriculum was provided by the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio. Please fill out the course evaluation. Your feedback will help improve the curriculum.

Note: Returning participants who have registered but have not finished the post-tests will be directed to the login page in order to complete the post-tests.


Web Health Awards


Smiles for Ohio—Fluoride Varnish: Training for Primary Medical Care Providers Serving Children Enrolled in Medicaid received a Merit Web Health Award, Winter/Spring 2011, from the Health Information Resource Center.