Pediatric Dentistry: On Your Way to the Tonsils

Des Moines, IA US
October 6, 2016

There is no cost to attend.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration necessary.
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Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.


  • Know the etiology of common oral diseases in infants, toddlers, and children.
  • Provide oral health anticipatory guidance and education to parents/caregivers of infants, toddlers, and children.
  • State the importance of performing oral health screenings on infants, toddlers, and children.
  • State the importance of applying fluoride varnish on infants, toddlers, and children.
  • Explore the goals of interprofessional practice. 



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  • Pediatric Dent 2015;37(6): 50‐52
  • Oral health literacy and knowledge among patients who are pregnant for the first time, JADA 2012; 143(9): 972‐980
  • Pregnancy, breast‐feeding and drugs used in dentistry, JADA 2012; 143(8): 858‐871
  • Selecting Drugs for the Pregnant Dental Patient, JADA 1998; 129(9):1281‐1286
  • Pediatric Dent 2011;33(6): 124‐128
  • JADA, 2009;140(6): 628‐631
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/06/2016 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2016 - 8:00am CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Kecia S. Leary

Kecia S. Leary, DDS, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry,  University of Iowa College of Dentistry

Expertise: Patients with special health care needs: infants and children of low-income, high-risk populations

Brief Professional Resume: Dr. Leary joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in 2015. Prior to that, she was director of pediatric dentistry at a federally qualified health center and associate director of a pediatric dental residency program. Dr. Leary is a predoctoral and postdoctoral lecturer and clinical instructor for both the predoctoral and residency clinics.


  • DDS, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, 2004
  • MS, Dental Public Health, University of Iowa, 2007
  • Certificate, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa, 2007
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2008
  • Diplomate, American Board of Public Health Dentistry, 2011

Clinical Activities: Dr. Leary is director of the Department Outreach Experiences, including the Muscatine Clinic and Forest City Outreach. She also sees private patients one day per week at the Center for Disabilities and Development and provides care under both general anesthesia and oral conscious sedation.

Research Activities: Dr. Leary's research specialties include dental care for at-risk populations and working with public health organizations to provide dental care to pediatric patients in an evidenced-based approach.

PubMed Publications: Click here to perform an automatic PubMed search of Dr. Leary's publications.

National or International Professional Appointments and Activities: Dr. Leary is a member of  the American Association of Women Dentists, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She is also on the Practice Management Committee for the National Network of Oral Health Access.

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Leary has no conflicts with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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