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PHO Grand Rounds: Sealant utilization for children in the region of Peel
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: Via webinar only
Chronic Diseases and Injuries; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: Webinar
Dental caries is one of the most common, yet preventable childhood chronic diseases. Dental sealants (also termed pit and fissure sealants) are an effective strategy for the prevention of pit and fissure caries, as discussed in the following rapid review:
In order to determine the extent to which sealants are being utilized in the Region of Peel, Peel Public Health has started collecting information about sealant use amongst children in Peel. In this session, we will present the methodology that is being used to collect and analyze this information, the results for the 2015-2016 school year, and next steps.
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Presenters: Zeeshan Mahmood and Barb Patten
Zeeshan Mahmood is a Health Analyst in the Oral Health section at Peel Public Health. Zeeshan received a B.Sc. in Statistics and a M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Toronto.
Barb Patten RN, BScN, MN: Barb is currently one of four Oral Health Supervisors at Peel Public Health. She leads a multidisciplinary team of Certified Dental Assistants, Registered Dental Hygienists, Health Promoters, Health Analyst and support staff.
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