Oral Health Prevention Primer

We all play a vital role in oral health disease prevention.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Oral Health Prevention Primer is designed to help pediatricians and other health professionals address oral health in practice, understand the roles of oral health allies, and learn how to collaborate and advocate to achieve optimal oral health for their community to prevent dental disease before it starts.

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Identify oral health services to integrate into my practice?

Although childhood dental disease is common, families face many barriers in accessing treatment. That’s why it is so important to offer prevention in settings where children are present, like the doctor’s office. There are a growing number of models for medical-dental integration and resources to help you assess what your practice is ready to do, what your population needs, and what sort of access to dental services currently exists.