Access to Baby Care (ABC) Program
Oral Health Assessment and Fluoride Varnish Application Services at Well-Child Visits
The Access to Baby Care Program for Pediatric Medical Practitioners
Provide Oral Assessments and Fluoride Treatment at Well-Child Visits
Be the hero behind the smile. As recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics, you can enhance your well child visits with oral assessments and the application of fluoride varnish to help reduce cavities, prolong the life of baby teeth, and reduce the risk of future dental disease.
You Don’t Need to be a Dentist to Administer Fluoride Varnish
You just need to become trained to provide the service. It is free, quick and easy. The training can be provided through Smiles for Life or with the CT Dental Health Partnership’s ABC Practice Specialist who is a registered dental hygienist and expert in oral assessments and fluoride varnish treatments. She can help you work this process into your workflow.
KEY LINKS & CONTACTS
Online Training Course (Course completion and submitted documentation of course completion to CTDHP will satisfy the training requirement and enable billing of services) – Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
DSS Policy Bulletin on ABC Program: Connecticut Department of Social Services
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatrics Volume 151, Issue 1, January 2023:
Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children | American Academy of Pediatrics (aap.org)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatrics Volume 146, Issue 6, December 2020:
Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting | American Academy of Pediatrics (aap.org)
Oral Health Campaign Toolkit – includes multi-lingual guides and videos
CareQuest Non-Invasive Caries Therapy Guide – an illustrated manual of tips and tricks on how to perform evidence-based techniques to improve oral health for all. Please visit the site, or download the PDF, share with your colleagues, use in your educational activities.
Fluoride in Water