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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Fluoride Varnish: Learn the Basics, Benefits & Best Practices

Start Date: 8/15/2019 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 8/15/2019 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Via WebEx

Organization Name: WVPCA

John Kennedy
Email: john.kennedy@wvpca.org
Phone: 304-346-0032

Please join the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA), along with Julie Jackson from the WV Dept. of Oral Health  to discuss with non-dental healthcare professionals, the application of fluoride varnish with the primary goal of reducing the rates of early childhood caries. 

The focus of this webinar is to educate healthcare professionals on caries risk assessment, fluoride varnish application, and facilitation of the age one dental visit.  According to recent data in West Virginia, 34% of preschoolers had dental decay.  The CDC indicates tooth decay (dental caries) as the leading chronic infectious disease for children in the United States.  It causes pain and infections that may lead to other health problems. The good news is that tooth decay is virtually 100% preventable. Fluoride varnish application in young children is recommended as a preventative measure to reduce tooth decay.  Join us in taking another step to provide the children of West Virginia the preventative care they need to enter school as healthy as they can. 

After this webinar, participants have a better understanding of:

• Fluoride varnish (FV) and its important to public health prevention efforts
• What quality improvement initiatives the State Oral Health Program is working on around FV services
• What are the billing codes and timing of procedures for reliable reimbursement of FV services (Medicaid-eligible children)
• Who are the points of contact for more information and/or training on FV services

Target Audience:

  • Providers (Examples: school based health staff, midlevels, nurses) 
  • Billing Specialists

Registration closes on August 14 at 2:00 PM EST.

To Register:
Select "Individual Member" if you have a log in. If you would like to request a log in, please contact Warne Dawkins at the WVPCA at 304.346.0032.
If you do not have a log in, please select "Individual Non-Member."

Marketing Release: Classes or events sponsored by the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) may be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. Attendance at a WVPCA class or event constitutes the consent of all attendees. The future broadcast, publication, or other us of photographs, videos, or recordings is solely at the discretion of WVPCA.
Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #U58CS06834, entitled State and Regional Primary Case Associations for the amount of $900,880. These funds equal approximately 100% of the funding for this event. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 8/14/2019 2:00 PM

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The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.