Four-State Collaborative Launches New From the First Tooth Website!
From the First Tooth™ is a pediatric oral health initiative promoting the oral health of infants, toddlers and preschool children. The purpose of the initiative is to assist primary care medical providers integrate the following as standard of care for young pediatric patients:
- Assessing the oral health of young children
- Applying fluoride varnish to help prevent tooth decay
- Educating parents and caregivers about pediatric oral health
- Making dental referrals
From the First Tooth™ supports primary care medical clinicians in providing preventive oral health interventions for young children. From the First Tooth™ is a four state collaborative located in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Each state offers slightly different assistance to practices but we are all working with health care providers to improve children’s oral health in the region.