Professionals

In-Person Trainings

Topics

  • Preventing early childhood caries for high-risk children
  • Oral health for high-risk pregnant women
  • Fluoride varnish application

Bright Smiles for Babies

Trainings Available for

Clinical providers – Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pre/Post Natal Care Providers, Nutritionists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Assistants.

Non-clinical providers – Early Childhood/Pre-School Providers, Home Visitors, Parent Groups, Special Needs Providers.

Target Audiences

Private Medical and Dental Offices, Safety Net Medical and Dental Providers (Health Departments, Community Health, Rural Health, and Faith-Based Clinics), Professional Organizations, Head Start, WIC, Resource Mothers, School Nurses, Peri-Natal Councils, Parent Groups (Pre/Postnatal).

Bright Smiles for Babies | 2016 BSB Manual

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Close to 1/3 of children ages two through five experience dental caries. And yet, tooth decay is one of the most common preventable diseases in children.

This program hopes to increase early recognition of disease and prevention through training dental and non-dental health professionals.

The “Bright Smiles for Babies” Program targets children from 6 months to 3 years of age at highest risk for dental decay and includes:

  • Oral screening and risk assessment
  • Oral health counseling for parents
  • Fluoride varnish application
  • Dental Referrals

We would like to thank the North Carolina Dental Screening and Varnish Project “Into the Mouths of Babes” for their generous assistance and support in the development of this program.