Friday, June 26, 2015
8:00am - 1:00pm
Ten Oaks Ballroom
5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029
*3.5 Dental CEUs will be available*
Registration is free!
Topics of discussion: prediabetes overview, clinical perspective on prediabetes and oral health, and linking patients to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs.
Funding for this conference was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control and Office of Oral Health.
MDC-LARP provides student loan repayment assistance to dentists for treating Maryland's most vulnerable populations. The purpose of MDC-LARP is to increase access to oral health care services for Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients by increasing the number of dentists treating this population. Application materials are now available. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2015.
UnitedHealthcare's Lenys Alcoreza was interviewed on “Buenos Dias DC” WFDC-TV (Univision) Washington, D.C. about our Dientes Sanos, Ninos Sanos (Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids) campaign on March 19.
BALTIMORE, MD (February 25, 2015) – A social marketing campaign aimed at educating Spanish-speaking mothers about the importance of children’s oral health and teaching routine oral-hygiene skills has made a significant impact among Latinas in Maryland. Surveys taken before and after the campaign showed that more Latinas better understand the importance of oral health and are taking action to practice more preventative oral health behaviors for themselves, and their children. READ MORE
MDAC sent a fact sheet about the importance of water fluoridation to the Maryland General Assembly and all MDAC members. Click here to view the fact sheet!
MDAC's medical-dental collaboration work group convened an interprofessional group that consisted of professionals from dentistry, nursing, education, and library services, in addition to a UMB dental student, two dental hygiene students, and a graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice student and pediatric nurse practitioner. They attended three book review sessions during which they were tasked with reviewing children's books about oral health and rated each book based on criteria created by the group. A final list of vetted books will be shared with MDAC members and the public soon.
A poster titled Open Wide: An Inside Look Into Oral Health Books For Children By An Interprofessional Review Team was developed about the book review process, evaluation tool, and findings. An abstract for this poster was submitted and accepted by:
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