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Calories, Cavities, and Kids
The Role of Dental Professionals in Addressing Childhood Obesity

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Diabetes, Oral Health, Behavioral Health.

Keywords: Obesity.

Year Developed: 2018

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Network for Oral Health Access (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary:  The webinar addresses the role of dental professionals in addressing childhood obesity

Resource Details: Oral health care providers have an excellent opportunity to promote healthy weight in children in view of their frequent contact with pediatric patients and conversations with parents about sugar-containing beverages, the single largest category of caloric intake in children.

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