Dental Health Workshop

June 18, 2015 – June 20, 2015 all-day
Legislative Office Building, Room 711A
Empire State Plaza
New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Corning Tower #2301, Albany, NY 12223
518.465.0044, Fax: 518.465.3219

The Current State of Children’s Dental Health in New York Workshop:
Reviewing the Best Practices for Reducing and Treating Early Childhood Caries

The New York State Dental Foundation will host “The Current State of Children’s Dental Health in New  York: Reviewing the Best Practices for Reducing Childhood Caries” on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19, 2015.  The workshop will bring together dental professionals, policy makers, and others with a vested  interest in children’s dental and overall health in order to discuss the current best practices for reducing and treating early childhood caries and to develop a state-wide approach to prevent and manage ECC.

The ADA recommends children visit the dentist for the first time within six months of their first tooth  eruption and no later than their first birthday.  Yet, infants enrolled in the Medicaid Program in New York are inadequately being seen.  In 2013, 1 in 266 infants enrolled in the program received oral health  services from a non-dental provider and even fewer, 1 in 355, received oral health services from a  dentist.  By the time these children are in Head Start, 2 in 5 have a history of tooth decay.  ECC are  preventable, yet with lack of treatment end up detrimental to the daily life of a child and their future dental and overall health.

Day one of the workshop will feature presenters Melinda Clark, MD, FAAP, from Albany Medical Center, Christie Custodio-Lumsden, PhD, MS, RD, CDN, of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Sirene Garcia and Anthony Mendicino, Jr., DDS, of Finger Lakes Community Health, Dara Rosenberg, DDS, MS, MPH, from the ECC Leaning Collaborative, Bridget Walsh from the Schuyler Center for Analysis  and Advocacy, Kara Williams, MPH, from the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York.

Day two of the workshop will feature small group discussions on how interventions can be incorporated  into communities throughout the state and a facilitator led large group discussion focusing on bringing together the ideas of the small groups and brainstorming an action plan.

The workshop will be held at the Legislative Office Building, Room 711A, NYS Empire Plaza in Albany, NY on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19, 2015.  Please review the itinerary below for specific  times and details.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

11:00-11:30 Check-In and Lunch
11:30-12:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
12:00-12:30 Best Practice: CHOMPERS! (Kara Williams, MPH)
12:30-12:40 Q&A
12:40-1:10 Best Practice: ECC Learning Collaborative (Dara Rosenberg, DDS, MS, MPH)
1:10-1:20 Q&A
1:20-1:50 Best Practice: Oral Health in Primary Care Offices (Melinda Clark, MD, FAAP)
1:50-2:00 Q&A
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-2:45 Best Practice: Cavity Free Campaign (Bridget Walsh)
2:45-2:55 Q&A
2:55-3:25 Best Practice: ECC Disease Management (Christie Custodio-Lumsden, PhD, MS, RD, CDN)
3:25-3:35 Q&A
3:35-4:15 Best Practice: Teledentistry- Finger Lakes Community Health (Anthony Mendicino
Jr., DDS, and Sirene Garcia)
4:15-4:30 Q&A
4:30-5:00 Day 1 Wrap-Up

Friday, June 19, 2015

9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:00 Review of Previous Day’s Best Practices (Lingering Questions)
10:00-11:30 Small Group Discussion
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-1:30 Facilitated Large Group Dicussion
1:30-2:30 Wrap-up