Oral Health Risk Assessment Online Training

Faculty:  Richard Simpson, DMD; Grant Allen, MD, FAAP

The Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics is pleased to offer its 1st Look/Oral Health Risk Assessment Training as an on-demand, CME-approved "enduring materials" module for 1st Look certification by the Alabama Medicaid Agency and Alabama's Children's Health Insurance Program (ALL Kids).

Please note that effective July 1, 2011, enduring materials are required to provide an assessment of the learner that measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objectives of the activity.  Upon completion of this activity, you will be directed to the 15-question post-test.  To receive your CME certificate AND to become a 1st Look provider, you must score a minimum of 75% on the test.

Please review the information below and follow the instructions in order to view the training, complete the online evaluation form, and successfully pass the online post-test, which will automatically submit to the Chapter staff for both CME approval and 1st Look certification.*

Continuing Medical Education Information


Richard Simpson, DMD.  See bio here
Grant R. Allen, MD, FAAP.  See bio here

Disclaimer Statement

This enduring material does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies or procedures of the Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, its staff or representatives.  Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics cannot and does not assume any responsibility for the use, misuse or misapplication of any information.

Approved Credit

Children’s of Alabama designates this CME activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Children’s of Alabama and the Alabama Chapter-AAP.  Children’s of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Speaker Disclosure

Please note that the speakers, Richard Simpson, DMD, and Grant Allen, MD, FAAP:

a.  DO intend to discuss commercial products or services (fluoride varnish)

b.  DO intend to discuss non-FDA approved uses of products/providers of services (fluoride varnish)

c.  Do NOT have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations related to this topic.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this internet Enduring Material, participants will be able to:

a.  Cite the role of the child health professional in assessing children’s oral health; b.  Restate the pathogenesis of caries;

c.  Apply approaches to conduct an oral health risk assessment;

d.  Identify caries prevention strategies;

e.  Recognize the need for establishing a dental home;

f.   Explain how to provide appropriate oral health education to families.



All three steps are required:

1.  Video Training

Click the video at top right.  You will be instructed to return here for the following links:

2.  Post-Test

To take test, choose physician post-test or non-physician post test (test is the same but CME certificate is different).  You must click through and complete entire test (75% pass rate) in order for your test results to be submitted for CME credit AND certification as a 1st Look provider.  On the last screen you will see your test score and if passing, will be prompted to download your CME certificate.

3.  Evaluation

Click HERE to take/submit CME activity evaluation. 



AAP Oral Health page
Policy Statement:  Preventive Oral Health Intervention for Pediatricians  
Pediatrics Vol. 122 No. 6 December 1, 2008 pp. 1387 -1394  (doi: 10.1542/peds.2008-2577)

Policy Statement:  Oral Health Risk Assessment Timing and Establishment of the Dental Home Pediatrics Vol. 111 No. 5 May 1, 2003 (reaffirmed in 2009) pp. 1113 -1116

Oral Health Resources for 1st Look Providers

ALL Kids Program Specifics
Alabama Medicaid Program Specifics
Promoting Oral Health Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision
After Varnish Instructions for Parents - various languages
Fluoride Varnish Manufacturers List
Oral Health Self Management Goals for Parents/Caregivers
AAP Oral Health Handout for Parents - English
AAP Oral Health Handout for Parents - Spanish
AAP Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool
AAP Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool Guidance
AAP Self-Management Goal Sheet - Spanish
Guideline on Caries-risk Assessment and Management for Infants, Children, and Adolescents - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Enduring Materials Information

Formats Available: Streaming*
On-Demand Release Date: August 3, 2014
On-Demand Expiration Date: August 3, 2017

Approved Credit

Physician: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Non-Physician: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

IMPORTANT:  In order to receive credit for the lecture watched, you MUST take and pass the post-test and complete the online evaluation (see below).








*Please note that there can be up to a 4-6 week delay on the payor side to finalize 1st Look certification.

**NOTE:  If buffering occurs, which may signal bandwidth issues, please contact your IT department or Call (334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN.