Impacting Oral Health in the Community
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | Richmond, VA 


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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VHHA Offices
4200 Innslake Dr
Washington Room
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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FREE: Pre-registration requested by Monday, September 3.


Matthew Jones
Virginia Oral Health Coalition


About This Training:
The Virginia Oral Health Coalition and the Virginia Department of Health are offering this course for family educators, nurses, family support workers, community health workers, and associated staff from any home visiting or family education program serving pregnant women; families with infants, toddlers, and school age children; and families of children with special health care needs. The training will provide crucial information necessary to address the ‘silent epidemic’ of dental disease. Participants will learn the most current evidence-based information about basic oral health care and oral disease prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the connection between oral health and overall health for young children and identify diseases linked to poor dental care.
  • Identify and share at least one key oral health message to encourage others to prevent or control the epidemic of dental disease.
  • Identify and share at least one prevention strategy for good oral health in children with disabilities.

Special Presentation:

The Virginia Department of Health's mission is to protect and promote the health of all people in Virginia with the goal of helping Virginia become the healthiest state in the Nation. The Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (VEHDIP) serves children from birth to 36 months of age to ensure appropriate early hearing screening and timely follow-up per the Joint Commission on Infant Hearing (JCIH) 1-3-6 guidelines. The VEHDIP goals are to have all children screened by 1 month of age, reach a diagnosis by 3 months of age, and enrolled into appropriate intervention services by 6 months of age. Please join us for an informational session with a Pediatric Audiologist, newborn hearing screening staff, and a parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing for an introduction into the early hearing screening process. 

There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited; pre-registration is requested by Monday, September 3.


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