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Modules

The Role of Medical Providers

Overview

Child smilingModule 1 discusses the important role that medical providers and staff can play in children’s oral health. The module also describes the Maryland’s Mouths Matter: Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids medical provider-eligibility requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role that medical providers and staff can play in children’s oral health.
  • Explain the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement regarding oral health risk assessments.
  • List the eligibility requirements for medical providers who can be reimbursed for the application of fluoride varnish under the Maryland’s Mouths Matter: Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids.
  • Explain what medical extenders are, and list the oral health services they can provide under the Maryland’s Mouths Matter: Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids.
  • Explain the certification process for the Maryland’s Mouths Matter: Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids.
Time to Complete this Lesson Module: Approximately 10 minutes