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National Children’s Dental Health Month Partnership Webinar

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year’s campaign slogan is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”

In celebration of the month, and to learn about how to increase awareness of the importance of dental health in your libraries, please join the Bureau of Health Planning on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., for the Health Improvement Partnership Program (HIPP) webinar, Eradicating Dental Decay in Children through Prevention Strategies.

Participants will learn to:

  • Describe the importance of oral health to overall health and well-being.
  • Identify preventive practices and programs that will benefit children’s oral health in their communities.

Presenters include:

  • Lisa Schildhorn, DH, BS, MS

Executive Director, Pa. Oral Health Coalition

  • Bonnie Magliochetti, BS, RDH, RN

Healthy Teeth Healthy Children Program Director

Pa. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA Forward Health Literacy Planning Team Partner)

  • Amy Requa, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC

State Oral Health Coordinator, Pa. Head Start Association

One hour of continuing education credits for nurses and educators will be offered.

To register send your name, organization or HIPP partnership name and email address to ra-dhhippwebinarreg@pa.gov. You will receive an automatic response with instructions to access the webinar.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Katrina Kyle at katkyle@pa.gov or 717-772-5298.

http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month/ and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childdentalhealth.html.

 

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