Four-State Collaborative Launches New From the First Tooth Website!


Posted & filed under Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care.

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:FirstTooth Dental Health Site

  • 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.

FTFT is funded by the DentaQuest Foundation in all four states and by the Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation and Northeast Delta Dental in Maine.

The new From the First Tooth™ website includes information for parents as well as medical providers.  Visit the website at www.fromthefirsttooth.org.  Also, “Like” this initiative on Facebook.