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Therapeutic Behavioral Counseling for Early Childhood Caries

February 15th 6:00pm-7:00pm Central Time. ADHA members/subscribers: free, non-members: $25.

Therapeutic Caries Counseling (TCC) is a formal clinical approach to preventing and suppressing caries experience in young children. TCC may complement or supplant traditional restorative approaches while fulfilling American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s call for “non-surgical interventions…to postpone or reduce the need for surgical treatment.” This webinar will build on the science behind early childhood caries to advance understanding of TCC as clinical approach relevant to dental hygiene practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish oral health from dental care and identify leading contributors to oral health of young children.
  • Describe the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) in the U.S. in terms of prevalence, consequence, and disparities.
  • Recognize Therapeutic Caries Counseling as a behavioral theory based pragmatic approach to ECC management that complements traditional surgical care and is amenable to dental hygiene practice.
Speaker: Burton L. Edelstein DDS MPH is Professor Emeritus of Dental Medicine (in Pediatric Dentistry)and Health Policy & Management at the Columbia University Medical Center. He currently serves as Special Lecturer at Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine where he advances research in pediatric caries management and promotes population oral health strategies. A Board-certified Pediatric Dentist and Board Qualified Dental Public Health Specialist, he has dedicated his clinical, research, teaching, and advocacy career to advancing the oral health of socially disadvantaged children. Edelstein is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton Harpur College, SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained at SUNY Upstate Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. His work has been nationally recognized by associations of pediatric (AAPD) and public health dentistry (ASTDD, AAPHD, MSDA), dental students (ASDA), dental societies (ACD, ICD, CDS, CSDA), the dental research community (FNIDCR), foundations (Shils, NYSDAF, OHA) and educators (Maryland, Harvard, Columbia, ADEA).

1.0 LIVE/Interactive CE offered for those in attendance. Certificates will be available under the "Completed" tab in your CE Smart Learning Center immediately following the event. 

For those that cannot attend live, the recording will be automatically available in your CE Smart Learning Center within 24 hours post-event. 1.0 CE can be earned after successful completion of a post-test.
2/15/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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