The Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health is presenting the Perinatal/Infant Oral Health Inter-Professional Summit, along with its partners, the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership and Connecticut State Dental Association. This two-day summit offers 6 CEU credits per day at no charge, and is open to medical, dental, and various health and social service professionals throughout the state.

Scheduled for May 3rd and 4th, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wallingford, this two day Summit will provide participants opportunities to learn about the importance of oral health during pregnancy and early childhood, how to incorporate evidence-based practices in the delivery of oral health care to children during early childhood, methods to communicate with patients on the need for oral health preventative and restorative dental care and current measures to prevent oral disease.

A who’s who of experts will be on hand as both presenters and panelists, including Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P., Clinician, Educator, Speaker, and Author, Dental Pharmacology/Local Anesthesia; Cynthia Lord, MHS, PA-C, Associate Professor and Founding Director Physician Assistant Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Leigh-Lynn Vitukinas, Outreach Coordinator, Connecticut Dental Health Partnership; Shirley Gutkowski, RDH; Matt Jacobs, Director of Communications and Outreach, The Children’s Dental Health Project; Midge Malecki, CHES; Mary Boudreau, RDH, Executive Director, Connecticut Oral Health Initiative; Ann Gionet, Director, Connecticut Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs; Dianne Soucey , Lead Resource Teacher, BCBA and Jocelyn R. Pardi, RN BCaBA, School Nurse CREC River Street Autism Program; and Gretchen Nahkala, RDH.

For more information on this Continuing Education Seminar (6-12 CEUs) or to register, go to CT Train at, and enter course ID#1070032.

Sponsored by

Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health

Connecticut Dental Health Partnership

Connecticut State Dental Association

Perinatal Infant Oral Health Inter-Professional Summit


Wednesday May 3 and Thursday May 4, 2017 (8:15 am-4:00 pm)

Schedule: Registration 8:15- 9:00am

Lunch provided

CE Course completed by 4:00 pm