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Oral Health 101 for School Nurses

Release Date: 09/04/2012
Review Date: 07/15/2015
Expiration Date: 09/01/2016

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hour.
Cost: $15.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
Oral Health 101 for School Nurses presents an overview of oral health and oral health concerns in early childhood. Dental screenings and dental injuries in the school settings will be discussed as well as the link between oral health and Coordinated School Health.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the four types of dental tissue in the tooth and be able to identify normal, healthy teeth as well as those in various states of decay,
  • Discuss the supplies and appropriate steps needed to perform a dental screening in the school setting, and
  • Identify 1 – 2 ways that each member of the Coordinate School Health Team can support oral health.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Sally Schoessler, MSEd, BASN, RN
Director of Nursing
National Association of School Nurses
Silver Spring, MD

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This activity is supported by an educational grant from DentaQuest Foundation.

Instructions to Complete this CNE
To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must complete the steps below that include viewing the full content of the program and completing the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment approximately 30 days after this program initially launches. Please be advised that you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: View presentation content.
Step 2: Complete the self-assessment.
Step 3: Complete evaluation.
Step 4: Print certificate.
NOTE: The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.