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Dental Basic Screening Survey Project Summary. Healthy Start Coalitions. Opportunity. Florida Department of Health Bureau Family Health Services Division of Community Promotion Child & Adolescent Unit Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems. Primary Purpose.

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opportunity
Opportunity

Florida Department of Health

Bureau Family Health Services

Division of Community Promotion

Child & Adolescent Unit

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems

primary purpose
Primary Purpose
  • Increase oral health awareness
  • Provide overview of the Dental Basic Screening Survey (BSS)
healthy start coalitions
Healthy Start Coalitions
  • Non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the health of pregnant women and babies in a community
  • 33 Healthy Start Coalitions

http://www.healthystartflorida.com/directoryList.asp

healthy start services
Healthy Start Services
  • Care Coordination and Outreach
  • Breastfeeding and Childbirth education
  • Parenting education and support
  • Smoking Cessation Assistance
  • Nutritional services and counseling
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Home Visits
  • Many other services to address individual identified risks
target audience
Target Audience
  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners
  • Any healthcare professional associated with the Healthy Start Coalition
dental bss project
Dental BSS Project
  • Phase 1: Develop Plan
  • Phase 2: Provide Trainings
  • Phase 3: Project Report
project planning
Project Planning
  • Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions
  • Recruited RDH Trainers
  • Identified 3 regional locations for the trainings
  • Survey monkey
  • Training Flyer
presentation
Presentation
  • Oral Health Awareness
    • Early Prevention of Oral Diseases
    • Healthy Smiles for 2!
  • Overview of Dental BSS Training
    • Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
early prevention of oral disease
Early Prevention of Oral Disease
  • Objectives
    • Importance of oral and overall health
    • Importance of early intervention and prevention regarding oral diseases as it relates to the health of both mother and child.
gator kids healthy smiles
Gator Kids-Healthy Smiles
  • A University of Florida Program to improve oral health for Florida’s Children

For program information contact

Frank Catalanotto, DMD

[email protected]

352-273-5970

healthy smiles for 2
Healthy Smiles for 2!
  • Objectives
    • Discuss dental diseases
    • Examine how oral health effects the body
    • Review ways to maintain good oral health
    • Discuss oral health and pregnancy
    • Review ways to keep baby’s mouth healthy
overview of dental bss
Overview of Dental BSS
  • Created by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (1970’s)
  • Non-invasive oral health screening
  • Notes the presence of caries, fillings, and sealants or ECC; estimates treatment urgency
  • Done by medical or dental professionals
importance
Importance
  • Take a snapshot of the state’s oral health needs
  • Plan OH programs for the state
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs
dental bss trainers
Dental BSS Trainers
  • Participate in a calibration training conference call
  • Provide training
  • Submit sign sheet and training evaluations
  • Provide feedback on the training
strengths
Strengths
  • Great Opportunity
    • Increase oral health awareness
    • Introduce the Dental BSS
    • Established new partners
  • RDH Trainers
    • Well qualified
    • Receive excellent evaluations on training and presentation skills
challenges
Challenges
  • Time frame of project (8 weeks)
  • Poor timing for Healthy Start Coalitions
    • Budget Time
    • Grant Time
future opportunities
Future Opportunities
  • Increase number of healthcare professionals trained
    • Individual Healthy Start Coalitions
    • Dental BSS Training at a FAHSC state meeting (January 2013)
  • Develop a Oral Health Toolkit to train staff and healthcare professionals on best practices for moms and babies
future opportunities1
Future Opportunities
  • Resources for the Healthy Start Coalitions Community Liaisons to encourage pediatrician training on fluoride varnish application and anticipatory guidance.
  • Encourage medical/dental collaborations focused on preventive and treatment services.
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Building a statewide system of trained healthcare professionals.
  • Implementing surveillance requires partnering with many groups in the state and can assist in establishing a broad based group participating with future oral health surveillance initiatives.
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