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Tips to Effectively Educate Caregivers Regarding Non-Nutritive Sucking

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This oral habit can cause long-lasting, negative effects on oral and systemic health.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the development of non-nutritive sucking habits (NNSH) and their negative effects on oral health.
  2. Identify strategies for educating parents/caregivers about NNSH.
  3. Explain the role of oral health professionals in preventing and addressing NNSH.

This course was issued in February 2023 and expires February 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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