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Community-Based Provider Training and Education Enhances Access to Oral Health Screenings and Fluoride Treatments for Low-Income Children 7/2/2014
Provider training and education enhances access to oral health screening and fluoride applications for low-income and uninsured children.
Program Offering Free Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service Significantly Reduces Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits by Uninsured Individuals 6/18/2014
The Dentists’ Partnership offers free oral health care to low-income individuals in exchange for community service, resulting in a 70-percent decline in emergency department visits for urgent dental conditions, a positive return on investment, and high levels of dentist and patient satisfaction.
Hospital-Based Pediatric Clinic Increases Access to Dental Care and Improves Oral Health for Low-Income Children and Children With Disabilities 6/4/2014
A hospital-based outpatient pediatric dental clinic improves access to dental care and oral health for low-income children and children with disabilities.
Rural Practice Redesigns Care Processes To Allow Multidisciplinary Teams To Leverage Electronic Health Record, Leading to Better Screening of Medically Underserved 6/4/2014
A rural medical practice redesigned its care processes to allow multidisciplinary care teams to use a new electronic health record system that features real-time documentation and information sharing and various tools to facilitate the provision of appropriate care, leading to significant improvements in screening rates and high satisfaction for medically underserved patients in Alaska.
Archived Free Oral Health Services Enhance Self-Esteem and Employability for Individuals Living With HIV/AIDS, the Homeless, and the Uninsured 5/21/2014
An oral health clinic offers free, comprehensive services to community members living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and to low-income individuals who lack health insurance, enhancing access to dental care, self-esteem, and employability.
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A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community 6/18/2014
This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children.
Give Kids a Smile Toolbox 6/18/2014
The ADA launched the GKAS program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.
Bright Futures Materials 10/9/2013
Bright Futures materials are designed to be useful to a wide range of audiences from health care professionals and those who provide health care for children, to parents and others in the community who participate in youth-oriented activities such as coaches, educators, and child care workers.
Washington Dental Service Foundation: Kids Oral Health 7/17/2013
This Web site offers an online course to train primary care providers to deliver oral health preventive services to young children during well-child checks and a collection of related resources addressing oral health.
Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth 5/8/2013
This tool will help children and parents choose the right snacks in order to prevent tooth decay.
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Dental Health Programs for Underserved Populations 2/27/2013

Last updated: July 16, 2014.