Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) free online training

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The training aims to support primary health care providers in identifying, preventing and managing early childhood caries.

Did you know: 2 in 5 of children (42%) have experienced tooth decay in their baby teeth by age 5 – 10 years (AIHW 2014), which can lead to pain, difficulty with eating and speech issues?

Early detection and intervention is the key and primary health providers play an essential role in engaging with new parents and guiding them to make healthy choices in caring for their children’s teeth. The Centre for Oral Health Strategy, NSW Ministry of Health, has developed free online training to support you in preventing dental caries.

The training aims to support primary health care providers in identifying, preventing and managing early childhood caries for children 0 – 5 years of age. This training is suitable for medical and dental practitioners, nurses, midwives, Aboriginal health workers, allied health professionals and those working with children services.

Four online learning modules have been developed, they take approximately 45 minutes to complete and you’ll be eligible for 1 CPD point. Topics covered include; the prevalence of early childhood caries, the role of child health professionals and preventive advice.

Click here to register, or find more information on the NSW Public Health Service website.

For any questions, please contact: MOH-ECOH-Learning@health.nsw.gov.au