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Articles by Carol Berger, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Implementation science: Changing practice in oral health

Berger, Carol; Tokac, Umit; Fish, Anne F.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(7):27-34, July 2020.

Caries remain the most common preventable chronic childhood disease. One state oral health program including fluoride varnish showed a decrease in presence of decay and improvement in overall oral health; however, early childhood caries did not improve. Implementation of an oral health preventive program during well-child medical visits may address this gap.

An oral health program for children

Berger, Carol; Bachman, Jean; Casalone, Gregory G.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(2):48-53, February 15th, 2014.

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.