Online Program

Rhode Island: Oral Health Issues for School Nurses

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Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1


After viewing the program, the learner should be able to:

1.     Recognize the Oral Health Program and its webpage as a key resource for: finding a dentist for a student, entering screening data and learning about sealants, fluoridation, management of dental trauma and dental lesson plans.

2.     Identify the key role of School Nurses in facilitating effective school dental screening and SEALRI! Sealant placements.

3.     Identify the purpose of the 3rd Grade Basic Screening Survey (BSS)

4.   Respond to dental trauma/emergencies appropriately


Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH, is the Dental Director in the Oral Health Program in the Rhode Island Department of Health and in the Medicaid Program at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1983, his dental degree from North Carolina in 1987, and his Master of Public Health from University of Michigan in 2005. He completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry through the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging in 2016. Previously serving as faculty at University of Michigan, Sam has provided clinical care in a variety of settings, including community health centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and private practice. He is immediate past president of the Special Care Dentistry Association and is currently chair of the Healthy Aging Committee of the Association for State and Territorial Dental Directors.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2019U0003

Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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