Community-Based Provider Training and Education Enhances Access to Oral Health Screenings and Fluoride Treatments for Low-Income Children
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
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
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
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.
Free Oral Health Services Enhance Self-Esteem and Employability for Individuals Living With HIV/AIDS, the Homeless, and the Uninsured
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.
A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community
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
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.
Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum for Primary Care Providers
The set of courses, available online or for download, is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
Bright Futures Materials
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.
Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dental Professionals
This guide reinforces consistent diabetes messages across the four disciplines—pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry (PPOD)—and promotes a team approach to comprehensive diabetes care that encourages collaboration among all care providers.