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Session: Don't Start School Without It - (Healthy Teeth) - Head Start's Role
4304.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Don't Start School Without It - (Healthy Teeth) - Head Start's Role
Head Start and Early Head Start strive to increase the school readiness of young children in low-income families by providing comprehensive child development programs that serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. Although most children enrolled in Head Start are eligible for oral health services most programs report that the number one issue affecting Head Start programs is access to oral health services.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand barriers faced by Head Start and Early Head Start families when accessing oral health services. 2. Learn about programs to keep children cavity-free through preventive and educational activities. 3. Understand the relation between insurance and children’s oral health.
Moderator(s):Julie Ann Janssen, RDH, MA
Charla J. Lautar, PhD
4:30 PMHead Start parents' views on dental care utilization
Kathy M. Lituri, RDH, MPH, Nuria Gine-Nokes, MD, MPH Cand, Paul Geltman, MD, MPH, Susan Crowley, RN, BSN, Milton Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH, Raul Garcia, DMD, MMedSc
4:50 PMOral health risk differences in children with public and private insurance  [ Recorded presentation ]
Shervin Churchill, MPH, Karen Lissy, MPH, Chris Delecki, DDS, Bryan Williams, DDS, MEd, Nanci Villareale, RN, MSN
5:10 PMSystematic approaches for early childhood oral disease prevention  [ Recorded presentation ]
Dawn McGlasson, RDH, BSDH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Oral Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA