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Byrum L. [2004]. Cavity free in Tennessee: Early childhood caries prevention—A fluoride varnish program for public health nurses. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 4 pp.

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section
710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: (615) 741-3111
E-mail: tn.health@tn.us
Website: http://health.state.tn.us/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This resource provides an overview of Tennessee's early childhood caries (ECC) prevention program for public health nurses. The program targets regular Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment visits with children at risk for ECC and is available to children and adolescents in all rural regions of Tennessee. The visits provide an opportunity for children to receive screenings, the application of fluoride varnish, and early dental referrals.

Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Public health nurses, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Protocols, State programs, Tennessee, EPSDT, Supervision


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