Pediatric and Family Practitioners: ABC Program

Oral Health Assessment and Fluoride Varnish Application Services at Well-Child Visits

The Access to Baby (ABC) Program for Pediatric Medical Practitioners is SEEKING FLUORIDE HEROES!

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 Program Program Coordinator 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. The training offers free credits toward your continuing education requirements.


DSS Policy Bulletin on ABC Program: Connecticut Department of Social Services

Online Training Course (Course completion and submitted documentation of course completion to CTDHP will satisfy the training requirement and enable billing of services) – Contact:

American Academy of Pediatrics:
Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting | Pediatrics | American Academy of Pediatrics (

Bright Futures EPSDT Periodicity Schedule:

Questions? Want to get trained? Already a provider who needs support?