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Talking Therapeutic Caries Counseling (Ep 94)
Feb 22 2022
Talking Therapeutic Caries Counseling (Ep 94)
As we celebrate NCDHM, Matt chats with Dr. Burton Edelstein about the role that dental hygienists play in improving oral health outcomes. In 1997, Dr. Edelstein created the Children's Dental Health Project as "the voice for children's oral health." Today, he is leading the effort to research how therapeutic caries counseling can reduce disease in children. Listen in to learn more about the many ways dental hygienists can make a difference. This short video explains the MSB approach to caries management: This film explains or large effectiveness trial sponsored by the federal Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center: MSB Program Video (Longer Version) from: -Lumsden, C.L., Wolf, R. L., Contento, I., Basch, C., Zybert, P., Koch, P., and Edelstein, B. L. “Feasibility, Acceptability, and Short-term Behavioral Impact of the MySmileBuddy Intervention for Early Childhood Caries.” Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2019. 30(1):59-69. Available at: - Lumsden, C. L., Andrews, H. A., Leu, C. S., Edelstein, B. L. “Changes in Knowledge and Beliefs of Community Health Workers Following an Oral Health Intervention Training Program.” Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community. 2019. 47(1): 54-65. Available at: - Custodio-Lumsden, C., Wolf, R. L., Contento, I., Basch, C., Zybert, P., Koch, P., and Edelstein, B. L. “Validation of an Early Childhood Caries Risk Assessment Tool in a Low-income Hispanic Population.” Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2016. 76(2):136-142. Available at: - Chinn CH, Levine J, Matos S, Findley S, Edelstein BL. An inter-professional collaborative approach in the development of a caries risk assessment mobile tablet application: My Smile Buddy. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug;24(3):1010-20. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0114. Available at: - Levine J, Wolf RL, Chinn C, Edelstein BL. MySmileBuddy: an iPad-based interactive program to assess dietary risk for early  childhood caries. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Oct;112(10):1539-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.06.010. Available at: - Lumsden CL, Edelstein BL, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Koch PA, McKeague I, Leu C-S, Andrews H. Protocol for a family centered behavioral intervention to reduce early childhood caries: the MySmileBuddy program efficacy trial.   Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers - : Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License  Music promoted by