Clinicians, Dentists, Nurses and Advocacy Group Collaborate to Change Law / Promote Fluoride Varnishing for Children

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Starting July 1, certified medical assistants will be allowed to apply fluoride varnish to young children at well-child doctors’ visits, thanks to a collaboration between physicians, dentists, nurses, and a Virginia advocacy group.

In 2018, the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation awarded the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $100,000 to start a new pilot program to promote integrated oral health care exams and fluoride varnishing for young children in local doctors’ offices.