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An oral health program for children

Berger, Carol DNP, RN, FNP-C; Bachman, Jean DSN, RN; Casalone, Gregory G. DDS; Farberman, Susann MEd, DNP, CPNP; Fish, Anne PhD, RN, FAHA

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000441912.47395.46
Feature: ORAL HEALTH
Abstract

Abstract: Caries, the most infectious chronic disease of childhood in America, leads to health, learning, and quality-of-life issues. Using the Missouri Preventive Service Program model, a pilot oral health program for children from ages birth to 5 years in a rural health clinic was the first to implement the application of fluoride varnish.

In Brief

Caries, the most infectious chronic disease of childhood in America, leads to health, learning, and quality-of-life issues. Using the Missouri Preventive Service Program model, a pilot oral health program for children from birth to 5 years of age in a rural health clinic was the first to implement the application of fluoride varnish.

Author Information

Carol Berger is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Lincoln County Medical Center, Elsberry, Mo.

Jean Bachman is an Associate Professor and Director of the PhD Program at the University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Nursing, St. Louis, Mo.

Gregory G. Casalone is a Dentist, Elsberry, Mo.

Susann Farberman is a Teaching Professor and Director of the DNP Program at the University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Nursing, St. Louis, Mo.

Anne Fish is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Nursing, St. Louis, Mo.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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