The significance of the consequences of early childhood caries (ECC) is gaining the acknowledgment of professional organizations, child advocacy groups and policymakers. Despite improvements in many oral health indicators over the last decades, ECC in particular has increased among vulnerable pediatric populations in the US and beyond. Seeing children at a young age can have positive effects over a lifetime. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of infant oral health and the effects on subsequent use, costs and oral health status.
- Describe the etiology and prevention of early childhood caries.
- Describe best practices in implementing and infant oral health program in your office.
- Discuss the impact of an early preventive visit on subsequent use, costs and oral health status.
CE Credit Units:
Level of skill recommended for participants:
Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Auxiliaries and Office Staff
Dr. Jessica Lee is the Demeritt Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. She is on the faculty of both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dentistry and Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as the Director of the School of Dentistry s Program Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. Dr Lee received her MPH and DDS degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board certified Pediatric Dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. . She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research and maintains several research grants.
Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:
There are no refunds for CSPD Online CE courses. For any questions, please contact CSPD Executive Director, Paul Reggiardo, DDS, at email@example.com
The CE provider (CSPD) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. However, the CE provider does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author(s) of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement rather than substitute for the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
The information we collect on our website is used to improve the content and to advance our mission of exceptional online continuing education.
We may collect the domain name and the IP address of visitors to our and use statistical software to create aggregate and user-specific information on the pages that our users visit. Email addresses may also be collected from purchases and/or user registrations.
You have the right to contact us in any matters that pertain to your privacy and we will promptly correct inaccuracies that may appear.
We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged on our site. When users make payments via credit cards, we only submit the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouses. We do not store or reuse this credit card information unless you have given us your authorization.
The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.
ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to CSPD at (916) 231-2142 or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp
Credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he or she was in actual attendance of the educational activity. Participants should retain course certificate of completion for their records.
Original Continuing Education Certificates are subject to Dental Board of California audit and should be retained by the licentiate for a period of six years. Completion of these courses does not constitute authorization for the attendee to perform any services that he or she is not legally authorized to perform based on his or her license or permit type. This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for above designated units of continuing education.