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Last approved: Tue, 24 May 2016 08:19:08 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 23 May 2016 20:18:28 GMT

School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Pediatrics (PED)
Pediatric Oral Health—Mobile Dental Program
Pediatric Oral Health-Mobile
Spring 2016
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Field Work (Internship)
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This elective is an introduction to pediatric oral health. Students will spend the majority of the time on a mobile dental unit at THEARC, various schools and other community sites in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County, MD. Students will work closely with the dental team to learn the importance of oral health to overall health. Students will learn how to conduct an oral health assessment, apply fluoride varnish, and counsel patients on the prevention of early childhood caries. Students will be required to complete online modules from the Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum ( Students will be assigned reading during the rotation to highlight the importance of the incorporation of oral health into the medical home model and advocacy in the practice of medicine. Because all of the clinics and experiences will be off of the Children’s National campus, public or personal transportation is required. Residents do not typically participate in this elective. There is no consistent exposure to CNHS resident conferences, No weekends or call. Children’s Health Project of DC/Children’s Health Center at THEARC - 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20020
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