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PHO Grand Rounds: Effective interventions to prevent cavities in preschool children
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: By webinar only
Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: Webinar

Please note: This is an open invitation and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Public health departments are mandated to provide specific oral health services and navigation to the Healthy Smiles Ontario program for children 0 to 17 years of age. There are limited details in the Ontario Public Health Standards and Oral Health Protocol, 2018 on what should be provided to preschool children. This presentation will highlight the End-to-End Public Health Practice (E2EPHP) approach the Region of Peel - Public Health used to identify the most effective interventions to prevent or reduce rates of cavities in this population. Our approach also highlights the importance of building internal and external partnerships to improve children’s oral health outcomes. This presentation will provide an overview of the six steps taken to create a comprehensive preschool oral health strategy. These steps include problem definition, options development, intervention identification, impact assessment and decision-making.  

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify effective interventions to prevent cavities in preschool children;
  • describe relevant data and promising practices associated with preschool children’s oral health;
  • apply the “End-to-End Public Health Practice” approaches in their work.

Presenters: Arshpreet Bedi and Simone Kaptein

Arshpreet Bedi is a Health Promoter on the Oral Health team and has been with the Region of Peel since May 2017. She has been the lead for preschool strategic plan. Arshpreet  has a Masters of Public Health from McMaster University.

Simone Kaptein is an Advisor in the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division within the Region of Peel. She possesses a PhD in Health Psychology. Simone has been leading the oral health team in their strategic program planning, using an “End-to-End” public health practice approach.

Please note that you will receive details on how to join the webinar after registering for this event.

Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). For more information, contact


The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


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