Michigan Caries Prevention Program Launches Provider Training at Hurley Medical Center in Flint

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

The Michigan Caries Prevention Program has officially launched its first provider training with the Hurley Medical Center Pediatric Residency program. These physicians received training to act as a first line of defense against the most common chronic disease among children today – tooth decay. A majority of children see a pediatrician for frequent well-child visits but very few are seen by the dentist for the recommended age 1 dental check-up. Trained physicians can receive reimbursement for providing preventive oral health services to children in well-child visits AND help to eliminate the burden of this preventable disease among Michigan children.

The Michigan Caries Prevention Program is providing education to pediatricians, other primary care providers, and dentists to improve delivery of preventive oral health services, and using outreach and education to families to close the dental awareness gap. Learn more about the program and how you can get involved at www.MITeeth.org.

The Michigan Caries Prevention Program is a collaborative initiative of Altarum Institute, Delta Dental, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, and University of Michigan School of Dentistry, working to address the burden of childhood dental disease among the 1 million children insured by Medicaid/MIChild in the state.

Michigan Caries Prevention Program