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Childhood Obesity Screening and Education in Dental Practice

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Although there are many causes of childhood obesity, oral health professionals can help manage this public health issue by providing screening and education based on individual risk factors.

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

  1. Define obesity and identify its prevalence among American children and adolescents.
  2. Discuss the causes of obesity among children and adolescents.
  3. Explain the relationship between obesity and oral health, and note possible interventions.

This course was issued in April 2020 and expires April 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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