Primary Care Practice Quality Improvement

Training for Quality Improvement.
Training for You.

Our Primary Care Practice Quality Improvement component provides free on-site or virtual training to promote practice-based oral health quality improvement.

The purpose is to support primary medical practices integrate oral health services into their well-child visits, for children ages 0-6.

The offering includes a 1-hour training module followed by 6-months of expert Quality Improvement technical assistance tailored to individual clinics or practices.

Plus, 30-50 Continuing Medical Education credits and 20-25 Maintenance of Certification Part IV credits for meaningful participation.

Who Should Participate

This curriculum is directed at parties interested in expanding their knowledge of pediatric oral health and preventive oral health services and who serve children with Medi-Cal:

  • Pediatricians
  • Family medicine physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Clinical support staff

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: incorporate oral health screenings and fluoride varnish applications into their clinical work flow, successfully refer children in need of a dental home to an accepting dentist, code and bill for the preventive oral health services, monitor progress implementing preventive oral health services, and become Smiles for Life certified.

Benefits of Participation

  • No-Cost, 30-50 CME and 20-25 MOC Part IV credits for participation
  • Additional Medi-Cal FFS reimbursement ($18 for each fluoride varnish application).
  • Expert QI technical assistance from a Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Align your practice with national recommendations to deliver preventive oral care services during well child visits for children ages 0-6 years old
  • Smiles for Life certification

MOC Credits & CME Credits

More LA Smiles, in joint-providership with Altarum and Michigan Medicine, is offering a unique opportunity for clinicians to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits at no charge to participants of:

American Board of Family Medicine Certified Physicians
Part IV MOC – 1 module or 20 points depending on year of recertification

American Board of Pediatrics Certified Physicians
Part IV MOC – 1 activity or 25 points depending on year of recertification

Allopathic (MD) Physician
CME – 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Performance Improvement)

Osteopathic (DO) Physician
CME – 30 AOA Category 2-B Credits

Nurse Practitioner
CME – 30 AMA PRA Category1 Credits™ (Performance Improvement)

Physician Assistant
MOC – 50 AAPA Performance Improvement CME Credits (30 for project + 20 NCCPA Bonus)


*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School, Altarum, and the University of California, Los Angeles. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Have Questions?

We will be happy to answer any questions regarding our opportunities.
Your inquiries will be directed to a More LA Smiles representative, and you will receive a response as soon as possible.

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