Oral Health Prevention Primer

We all play a vital role in oral health disease prevention.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Oral Health Prevention Primer is designed to help pediatricians and other health professionals address oral health in practice, understand the roles of oral health allies, and learn how to collaborate and advocate to achieve optimal oral health for their community to prevent dental disease before it starts.

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Innovate with emerging models?

Innovative models provide new and different opportunities to intersect with dental service provision for your patients and families.

Colorado Medical Dental Integration Toolkit includes a Readiness Assessment Tool on integrating a dental hygienist into pediatric practice.

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Tele-dentistry and virtual dental homes are emerging as models of care that help overcome obstacles in getting into a dental office.

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SMILE Dental Project, a Colorado Medical Dental Integration, works to integrate dental hygienists in a wide variety of community spaces.

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Community Dental Health Coordinators focus on case management, navigation, oral health education and promotion, motivational interviewing and community mapping. Their expertise links patients into available, but underutilized, dental care.

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Smile Connect is Altarum’s integrated oral health care scalable model that combines provider education and information technology to improve access to dental care.

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