Children's Oral Health Equity and Promotion Practices - Online Course
This webinar will discuss recommended oral health practices to tackle ECC, as well as explore strategies to promote oral health racial and health equity related to access, availability, and affordability.
Poor oral health has been linked with negative child health outcomes, including early childhood dental caries (ECC), a leading Healthy People 2030 public health concern. Health and racial disparities put disadvantaged children at a higher risk for developing ECC. The nursing profession has the opportunity to play a leadership role to promote oral health equity through appropriate health promotion and disease prevention "best practices". This webinar will discuss recommended oral health practices to tackle ECC, as well as explore strategies to promote oral health racial and health equity related to access, availability, and affordability.
In partnership with Colgate-Palmolive.
This course will retire after 1st November 2024.
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:
- Understand Early Childhood Caries as a public health problem
- Recognize the essential risk factors
- Identify opportunities for intervention against ECC and its causes
April Hille,RN, MSN, DNP, is a Visiting Professor at Chamberlain University. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) implementing oral health education with a nurse-home visitation program and has coordinated oral health education experiences with the New York University (NYU)Nursing Department for Nurse-Home Visitors throughout Florida. Dr. Hille continues to promote the integration of oral health education and best practices in Maternal and Child Health programs working with local public health and providing maternal and child health education.