Online Oral Health Teacher Training

This two-hour training addresses the connection between children’s oral health and school success, and the use of the Brush oral health curriculum to reduce dental decay.

We recommend all staff complete this training before beginning use of the curriculum. Educators who complete the training receive a certificate.

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the ways in which primary teeth are important to a child’s health and success in school
  • Understand the importance of primary teeth in child development
  • Understand the characteristics and causes of dental decay
  • Learn about the importance of nutrition in preventing decay
  • Learn how to use the Brush curriculum and parent materials to promote dental health in both the classroom and in the home environment

Online training is accessible for one year after purchase. An access code will be provided at time of purchase.

Online WIC Oral Health Training

This two-hour training seeks to give WIC staff the resources to discuss the connection between oral health and a healthy pregnancy. Participants will learn about the current state of oral health of young children and how healthy teeth relate to a child’s health and nutritional status.

We recommend all staff complete this training before beginning use of the curriculum. Staff who complete the training receive a certificate.

Topics Include:

  • Current statistics about the rate of dental decay in young children
  • Define key oral health vocabulary terms
  • Overview of the high risk groups for dental decay
  • Pregnancy and oral health – the correlation between oral health and pre-term labor
  • Oral health from birth
  • The one-year old dental visit – why it is important
  • Overview of the key developmental areas affected by dental decay and how nutritional status, body weight and school readiness are impacted by decay

Online training is accessible for one year after purchase. An access code will be provided at time of purchase.