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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 May 1:9922817709552. doi: 10.1177/0009922817709552. [Epub ahead of print]

Oral Health Promotion During Well Visits.

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1 Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
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2 CORNET, Academic Pediatric Association, McLean, VA, USA.
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3 T. C. Thompson's Children's Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, USA.
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4 Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida Tampa, FL, USA.
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5 Deparment of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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6 Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY, USA.

Abstract

Training pediatric residents in Bright Futures and oral health concepts is critical to improving oral health. This study's objective was to determine the skill level of pediatric residents in integrating oral health promotion during health supervision visits of 12- to 35-month-old children. One hundred forty-three pediatric residents participated in an evaluation of the effectiveness of a Bright Futures oral health curriculum. Competencies assessed preintervention included partnership building, communication, and integration of oral health concepts. Pediatric residents' abilities to integrate oral health promotion into health supervision visits varied considerably. Residents demonstrated greater skill in communication and partnership building compared with oral health promotion behaviors and performance of an oral examination. Further education is needed at a national level if we are to meet Healthy People 2020 goals.

KEYWORDS:

Bright Futures; CORNET; medical education; oral health; resident education

PMID:
28516799
DOI:
10.1177/0009922817709552
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