If tooth decay is nearly 100% preventable, why do so many children suffer from dental problems?

Research shows that children who receive at least four applications of fluoride varnish before age four have lower rates of tooth decay (18-59% less caries according to the United States Preventive Task Force review of the evidence). Primary healthcare providers are in a unique position to help prevent dental caries.   Providing fluoride varnish in the medical setting can be of great value to children at a higher risk of developing dental problems.

The West Virginia Oral Health Coalition (WVOHC) is pleased to invite all primary care providers to an informational session on fluoride varnish as a primary prevention in children.  The session will be followed by the WVOHC quarterly meeting and lunch. Please consider joining us after the CE course to learn about how you can become involved in the work the coalition is doing to improve the health of our residents.

JUNE 9, 2017    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

with meeting from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Judge Black Annex, 315 Market Street, Parkersburg WV

RSVP by June 2

Barb Thaxton, WV Oral Health Coalition wvoralhealthcoalition@gmail.com

Mary Beth Shea, Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department MaryBeth.E.Shea@wv.gov


Barbara Thaxton, BSDH, MS

WVOHC Coordinator



West Virginia Oral Health Coalition

Promoting Optimal Oral Health for All West Virginians

Fluoride Varnish training for primary care providers – June 9