Integration of Preventive Dental Services in School Health Programs

This course provides an overview of how to conduct a dental screening and apply fluoride varnish in a school-based setting. The course also includes information on identifying oral health problems, making a dental referral, and providing oral health education to children.


This course is intended for medical professionals, including physicians and nurses, as well as other health professionals who work with children.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this activity, learners will expand their knowledge and competence in identifying common dental problems, the urgent need for dental care, and application of fluoride varnish for children.


After competing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Conduct a dental screening
  • Apply fluoride varnish
  • Provide oral health education
  • Make a dental referral
  • Track relevant findings

Continuing Education Credits

CNE Credits offered until February 28, 2022. All other credits offered until August 31, 2022.

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. Provider ID# 99086.

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Training launched: August 20, 2019
  • Estimated time: 1 hour
  • Training is free and open to the public

The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.