A Multidisciplinary Approach


Saturday, October 15, 2016

8:00am - 4:30pm, IUSD


Tooth decay is the number one most common chronic childhood disease, and is on the increase. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend the first dental visit should be at or before the age of one. The ADA further recommends a child have a dental home no later than 1 year of age. The first visit provides a foundation for prevention through education. Many parents, regardless of educational level, and many providers do not realize the importance of early dental visits.

This summit’s purposes: Learning from experts, benefitting through examples of successful programs and developing strategies/messages to support early child dental visits. By working together, we CAN reduce childhood carries. The job before us is not only educating parents but also further educating ourselves. The learning and especially the working together begins on October 15. 

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Address oral health issues in children at/before the age of 1 in the office with parents as measured by conference content and educational materials presented.
  • Educate professionals on the importance of early oral health intervention through research, data, experiences dental and medical practitioners. 
  • Develop strategies to support early child dental visits. 


Who should attend: Dentists, FQHC dentists and CMOs, Pediatricians, ObGyn, Hygienists, Family Physicians, patient educators and social services personnel, Centering Pregnancy Programs. 


  • Dr. Beverly Largent
  • Dr. Charles Poland
  • Dean Paul Halverson, DrPH, FACHE 
  • Dr. Nancy Swigonski
  • Dr. Steve Geierman
  • Dr. Karen Yoder

Other professionals discussing programs of medical and oral health integration.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana Primary Health Care Association, Indiana Dental Association and Indiana University School of Dentistry. The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Provider.


IUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Dental Professionals will earn 7 CEU’s.

Indiana University School of Medicine has been approved by the Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board to provide Category I Continuing Education program. This activity qualifies for 6.5 Category I CEU as outlined by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and ADA CERP Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSDM) and Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an IUSM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. Note: While it offers CME / CEU credits, this activity is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.


  • Indiana Dental Association
  • Indiana Primary Health Care Association
  • Oral Health for All 2020
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Indiana Oral Health Coalition
  • Society of Pediatric Dentistry



Indiana University School of Dentistry 
1121 West Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-278-9000



$100 for Healthcare Providers
Free to students and residents
Contact 317-278-9000 for details.


*The Indiana Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


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