Dental Program Management
Start Up and Expansion
If you are looking to start a clinic from scratch or expand your existing program, there are many resources available to help.
Oral Health Service Expansion Resources
This document highlights resources that may be beneficial for a Health Center or safety-net organization operating with an Oral Health Expansion Grant.
Health Center Oral Health Start-Up Tool Kit
This document highlights NNOHA resources that may be beneficial for a Health Center or safety-net organization considering starting up an oral health program and/or applying for an Oral Health Expansion Grant.
NNOHA Technical Assistance Resources Toolkit
This Toolkit highlights NNOHA resources that may be beneficial for a new Dental Director/Dental Program Manager or new oral health program.
Needs Assessment of Health Centers without Oral Health/Dental
This document provides a summary of the assessment of Health Centers without oral health/dental programs and what the barriers are to expansion.
Characteristics of a Quality Oral Health-Dental Program
This fact-sheet lists 8 characteristics of successful Health Center oral health programs.
Expanding Scope- The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic
This promising practice describes how Swedish Community Specialty Clinic, working in conjunction with community partners, provides complex oral surgery procedures that safety net clinics are unable to provide for their non-insured and/or low-income patients.
Bright Smiles for Bright Futures
Learn about Bright Smiles for Bright Futures, a promising practice that provides free emergency and preventive care, and up to $600 allowance for restorative and/or periodontal care for as many as 400 pregnant women per year.
Going Green in Dental
This promising practice describes the “Going Green in Dental” initiative, which aims to increase recycling and create and promote sustainable green practices across dental sites.
Financial Management of Health Center Oral Health Programs
This webinar provides basics of financial management for effectively operating Health Center oral health programs.
Financial Management Part II for Health Center Oral Health Programs
A follow-up to the first session, “Financial Management of Health Center Oral Health Programs,” this webinar covers several topics more in-depth and answers some frequently asked questions.
Interactive Budget Planning Worksheet
This worksheet in the Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual enables you to analyze and save the analysis of the financial impacts of different decisions, assumptions and costs specific to your situation.
Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual
This manual is designed to help dental clinic staff with all aspects of clinic development and ongoing operations. Chapter topics include partnerships and planning, facility design and staffing, financing, clinic operations, quality improvement, and program sustainability. Links to sample policies, efficiency tips, professional standards, supply lists, floor plans, design tips, equipment photographs, customizable budget worksheets, funding strategies, quality improvement plans, fact sheets, and websites are included. Updates to the Web site’s contents are made continually. Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Written by Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services, U.S. Indian Health Service, and Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors.
Ohio Safety Net Dental Clinics
Maintained by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center and the Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, Ohio Safety Net Dental Clinics is a comprehensive online portal to the tools and information necessary to start and maintain the operations and delivery of health care services in safety net dental clinics in Ohio.
HRSA in your State
HRSA In Your State provides summary data fact sheets about HRSA’s activities in each State, County, and Congressional District.
ADA: Amalgam Waste, Best Management
This site highlight’s the ADA’s “Best Management Practices for Amalgam Waste”, a series of amalgam waste handling and disposal practices.
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