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The upcoming Statewide Early Childhood Caries Prevention
Forum promises a look at innovative options to solving the difficult problem of preventing
early childhood caries. The program will include national and state leaders in the field
and the opportunity to join in discussion with professionals working in the interest of
oral health for young children. Plan to join us and register now through the SOHIP Web
This event will be held in Tampa Florida on July 18th as a pre-conference to the 2006
One Goal Summer Conference. There is no registration fee for the forum and reduced room
rates are available for participants.
Oral Health Workgroups are developing on each of the following issues as a result of
SOHIP member responses from previous conference calls.
Early Childhood Caries Prevention Forum
Migrant Oral Health Forum
HIV/AIDS Oral Health Forum
Oral Health for the Elderly
Integration of Dental Into Medical School Curricula
If you would like to be involved in a workgroup or establishing one on another SOHIP strategy,
send and E-mail to
SOHIP Conference Calls have been helpful in moving the SOHIP plan forward and the next
one has been scheduled for 12:15 - 1:45 PM on June 1, 2006. The call will focus on planning
the agenda for the next face to face SOHIP meeting on Monday, July 17th; champion workgroup
updates and an ECC Prevention Forum report. You will find the draft conference call agenda
attached and available for your input. SOHIP Partners, kindly send any agenda suggestions
and your RSVP ASAP via E-mail to
The conference call number is (850) 922-2903; SunCom 292-2903; for callers outside of Leon
County and without access to SunCom - call toll free 1-800-416-4254.
To all SOHIP Organization Representatives:
Let Florida know about your organization's
initiatives toward putting the SOHIP Plan into action. Please send your contribution
information to be put on a CURRENT INITIATIVES page for the SOHIP Web site at
Perhaps it's time for your county to have it's own Oral Health Improvement Plan...
With evidence showing linkages between poor oral health and multiple physical conditions,
including heart disease, pre-term birth, diabetes, osteoporosis, and medication side effects,
Americans are becoming increasingly aware that we are truly not totally healthy without
good oral health. The Florida Department of Health Public Health Dental Program supports
community efforts by working through local coalitions to raise awareness of the importance
of oral health to total health and to use the State Oral Health Improvement Plan as a
template to develop individual county action plans. HATS OFF to Indian River County Health
Department for being the first to utilize this resource. Their meeting is scheduled for
June 29, 2006. Contact Joyce Hughes for more information at 850-4444 ext 2821 or through
Oral Health Training Opportunities
Oral Health Care for Special Needs Patients
Luisa Utset-Ward, D.M.D.
Made possible through a partnership Children's Medical Services, Florida Department of Health
And Mailman Center for Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine.
Recording available through the following Internet link until June 11, 2006:
Subject: Oral Health Recording
Recording ID: 7B8SS2
The presentation can be viewed using the following information:
Simply go to the web link, input the recording ID, and then click the view recording box.
This should bring up the selection screen from which you can install the replay wrapper.
This download and installation is necessary the first time you view a Live Meeting presentation.
Once installed on your computer, you won't need to reinstall the wrapper.
Pre-term Births and Periodontitis: Does Periodontal Therapy Work?
Conservative treatment of periodontal disease reduces the incidence of pre-term birth.
Presented by Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, D.M.D.
Dr. Jeffcoat is the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and
is considered and international expert on perio-systemic disease. She is the past president
of the International Association For Dental Research and former Editor of the national
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
FSU College of Medicine Auditorium
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Click on Medicine from left navigation menu
Choose the presenter from the drop down list
Made possible by Capital Area Healthy Start, FSU College of Medicine, TCC, Leon County
Dental Clinic, Zonta Cares, Inc,Zonta Club of Tallahassee and the Knight Foundation
Contact Capital Area Healthy Start, 488-0288 ext 12, for more information.
CEs are not available for the Webcast.
*Portable Document Format PDF file. You may need
Adobe Reader to view or print.
Facilitated by a Federal Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA) State Oral Health Collaborative Systems (SOHCS) grant (H47MCO1953-02-01)
for 2003-2007 and HRSA Targeted Oral Health Collaborative Services Systems (TOHSS)
grant (H47MC08651-01-00) for 2007-2011.