3258.0 Improving Access to Oral Health Services for Children through Successful School-Based Programs

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to encourage the integration of oral health into coordinated school health, through replication of successful programs using evidenced based practices. A panel of experts will present, national, state, and local activities with the intent of increasing school based oral health programs that will serve children and adolescents who are at risk for oral disease. Resources such as the ASTDD Best Practice Approach Report on School and Adolescent Oral Health will be used to provide models of successful programs.
Session Objectives: Define the components of successful school based oral health programs Describe activities at national, state and local levels to build and sustain school based-oral health programs Share resources and disseminate models for the purpose of increasing the number of school-based oral health programs
Kathy Geurink, RDH,MA
Lynn A. Bethel, RDH, MPH

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Organized by: Oral Health
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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