CE Credit

Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish

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Welcome to the training on Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Credit hours: 1.5 CE

Completion of this course does not certify you to bill Medicaid for oral evaluation and fluoride varnish.

If you are a Physician, Physician Assistant, or Advanced Registered Practice Nurse and wish to receive certification to perform this service and bill Medicaid, you must provide additional certification information.

The Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish Certification request form is available at the end of this module.

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others with best practices for promoting oral health in children 6 through 35 months of age, including the importance of becoming certified to provide Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish services.

Physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician assistants must complete this module and provide additional certification to be certified to perform and bill Texas Medicaid for Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV) services.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the components that make up the Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV) service.
  2. Specify the age at which children should be referred to a dental home.
  3. Summarize a fundamental component of the dental home concept.
  4. Using a case study, evaluate possible symptoms of dental caries in children.
  5. Detect factors that contribute to the development of dental caries.
  6. Determine how diet and frequency of eating affect the development of dental caries in children.
  7. Inventory the characteristics of children who are at high risk for dental caries.
  8. Summarize the role of the health-care provider in promoting quality oral health in children.

Please note this module expires on 6/18/2018.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Free Dictionary, the Mayo Clinic, Medicaid, Merriam-Webster, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB).