Friday, August 17, 2012

Webinar - Adolescent Oral Health - 8/30

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration' Maternal and Child Health Branch will be hosting a webinar on Adolescent Oral Health on August 30, 2012, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST.

Register Online for the webinar

This webcast addresses Healthy People 2020's oral health objectives for adolescents. Members of this age group have a wide array of oral health problems, many of which are related to their growing independence and participation in high-risk behaviors. Yet only 57% have used the oral health care system during the past 12 months. The webcast explores important adolescent oral conditions, including, for example, dental decay, emerging periodontal disease, and trauma; discusses adolescents' access to and use of oral health services; and introduces school-based strategies for improving the oral health of adolescents.


  • Linda M. Altenhoff, DDS (Moderator), State Dental Director, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Deborah Studen-Pavlovich, DMD (Presenter), Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Jill Moore, RDH, BSDH, MHA (Presenter), Dental Sealant Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health

The agenda includes:

  • Introduction to Healthy People 2020's adolescent oral health objectives
  • Oral health care for at risk-adolescents
  • Increasing adolescents' access to oral health services through school programs
  • Questions and answers

Target Audience:

  • MCH and other public health professionals interested in adolescent health
  • Adolescent health care professionals
  • Public health dental professionals
  • School health professionals such as school nurses and school-based health center staff

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the webcast online at

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