SmileConnect CME helps reduce childhood dental disease by providing quality improvement training for primary care providers with the goal of increasing preventive oral health services. These services include oral health screenings, fluoride varnish applications, and dental home referrals during appropriate well-child visits. This program is available nationally and offers Smiles for Life certification. It is also in alignment with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule.

Eligible participants of SmileConnect CME earn 30-50 Performance Improvement CME and 20-30 MOC Part IV Improvement in Medical Practice credits. Performance improvement based education is a unique model of CME that allows participants to earn more than the traditional one CME credit per one hour of education by completing two linked cycles of data guided Plan-Do-Study-Act.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and Altarum. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Results in Michigan

Our experts have trained over 3,000 medical providers and clinical support staff and direct results show a 70 to 90 percent increase in the provision of preventive services for very young patients, which is critical to improving children's oral health and setting children up for a lifetime of better health and lower costs.