Virtual Speaker: Christina Demopoulos, UNLV School of Dental Medicine
"The Mouth is Part of the Body Too"
In this talk, Dr. Demopoulos will discuss the Early Childhood Caries Prevention Project (ECCPP) through the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Demopoulos was approached by a national organization to develop and implement the program in Nevada and several other states. ECCPP was developed to be a comprehensive evidence-based program to address the oral needs of young children from 0 to 5 years of age. The project aims to reduce the number of cavities by the age of five by providing family and children engagement and education, oral health screenings, and fluoride varnish. We work closely with families to establish a dental home and keep a case management for those children identified as having a high risk of getting cavities.