Why This Curriculum?
 
Why Oral Health?
 
Why is Oral Health Important?
 
Why Pediatricians?
Pediatrician’s interactions with young children provide an opportunity for anticipatory guidance, screening, and health maintenance.
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With this curriculum, we aim to educate pediatricians, pediatricians in training, and others interested in the important role that oral health plays in the overall health of young patients.

The goal of this curriculum is not to train pediatricians to become dentists, but to become more knowledgeable about child oral health, more competent in providing oral health guidance and preventive care, and more comfortable sharing the responsibility of oral health with dental colleagues.

To view individual PowerPoints of each module within this training, or to get resources for the education of others, visit the Educational Materials page.

 
Credits
A special thanks to the following individuals who helped to develop this training module:
 
Melinda Clark, MD; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center
 
David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP; Team Director
and Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For a full list of module reviewers, click here. For more information about photos used in the module, please refer to the Photo Gallery.

This module was developed by the AAP Oral Health Initiative with funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.