Bi-Monthly Lunch and Learn Series

March 19, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Computer link to join:

Telephone number to join: 1-669-900-6833 or 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 219-095-840

Topic: Implementing School-Based Sealant Programs

Presenter: Dr. Kumar, CA Dental Director

What: A webinar for local oral health programs about implementing school sealants programs

When: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm 

Focuses or topics of this webinar: There are several parts to this topic of dental programs in schools webinar. This webinar hosted by COHTAC, and in partnership with CA Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health will discuss:

  • The history, rationale, evidence and recommendations
  • The role of governmental public health, considerations for selecting the school-based sealant program approach, implementation steps and resources

Why: A key objective in the California Oral Health Plan is to increase the percentage of children, age six to nine years, who have received dental sealants on one or more of their molar teeth. A school-based dental program is the most effective strategy to achieve this objective. However, implementing a school-based program is challenging. It requires careful planning, effective partnership, community support, and availability of resources including tools, templates and technical assistance. The webinar will also discuss cost estimates, assumptions made and a hypothetical scenario for generating revenue that can be used for planning purposes.  

Materials: links to guidance from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center: School-Based Dental Sealant Programs and Seal America.

About the Lunch and Learns:

OOH and COHTAC plans a series of Lunch and Learn webinars to cover several topics mentioned in the PDM evaluation survey. This will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month @ noon either monthly or bi-monthly. The topics will include implementation of activities related to grant deliverables as well as discussion of survey findings, performance management, key messages and case management in school-based programs using electronic platforms. There will be healthy time given for Q & A.

For questions email, Ms. Katie Conklin, [email protected]