Addressing Childhood Obesity in the Dental Setting
Oral health professionals are in a unique position to provide screening and education based on individual risk factors to manage this public health issue.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define obesity and identify its prevalence among American children and adolescents.
- Discuss the causes of obesity among children and adolescents.
- Explain the relationship between obesity and oral health and note possible interventions.
This course was issued in June 2019 issue and expires June 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.