Clinical Trainings for Dental Providers

Kick Caries to the Curb

More LA Smiles no-cost Clinical Trainings provide in-person and web-based trainings to promote pediatric caries prevention and disease management for dental providers.

About These Trainings

This component helps dental providers gain an understanding of the prevalence and severity of caries, the rationale for risk-based care and how to feel comfortable integrating oral health assessments for pediatric patients. The clinical training program is led by UCLA faculty in collaboration with various program partners and eligible providers can receive no-cost CE credits through the Overview and Advanced courses covering the topics listed below.

This workshop is directed to dental providers who serve patients with Denti-Cal.

Overview of Pediatric Dental Caries and Risk-Based Caries Prevention and Disease Management

This course covers

A review of Medi-Cal 2020 Dental Transformation Initiative and More LA Smiles;

The prevalence and severity of caries in infants, children and adolescents;

Understanding dental caries;

Risk-based assessments and population-based approaches;

Preventive and disease management practices;

Systems-based approaches to improving children’s oral health

Who Should Participate:

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Clinical Support Staff
Length: 1 Hour
Credits: 1 Dental CE Credit

Enrollment Options

Online In-Person

Advanced Pediatric Risk-Based Caries Prevention and Disease Management

This course covers

Rationale for caries risk assessments and population-based approaches;

The Differentiation of carious lesions from non-carious lesions;

Caries management modalities: Fluoride, SDF, Sealants, ITR;

Methods for delivering risk-based oral health clinical services to pediatric dental patients.

Who Should Participate:

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
Length: 4 Hours
Credits: 4 Dental CE Credits

Enrollment Options

Online In-Person

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