TYKE: Treating Young Kids Everyday

The TYKE program is designed to increase dentists’ confidence to see babies and young children and inspire a commitment to decreasing the prevalence of dental caries in California’s children. This online course offers effective educational tools and training to support dental teams in using caries risk assessment, disease prevention and early interventions to reduce tooth decay among children ages birth to six years.

TYKE Program Online

Earn two continuing education credits.

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Learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize how early childhood caries (ECC) affects children’s oral health and the need to see babies and young children.
  2. Perform caries risk assessments (CRA) to individualize interventions and recall.
  3. Implement the 6-Step Infant Oral Care Visit process in your practice.
  4. Promote the use of early prevention and intervention techniques.
  5. Implement motivational interviewing and goal setting.
  6. Recognize the role of patient self-management in reducing caries.
  7. Promote healthy daily family behaviors.
  8. Complete appropriate documentation and effective follow-up.

Upon successful completion, participants are eligible for two (2) continuing education credits

Dentists participating in the Denti-Cal Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI) Domain 2 pilot project must submit their course completion certificate to the Department of Health Care Services to enroll in the pilot and qualify for the pilot’s enhanced reimbursement for caries risk assessment and corresponding care. For more information about the pilot and the requirements of participation, visit dhcs.ca.gov.

Self-Management Goals for Parent/Caregiver (PDFs)