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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.
An excellent initial resource for health centers with dental programs that provides an overview of developing a program is The Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual a resource designed to assist with dental clinic development and ongoing operations.
The NNOHA Operations Manual is a useful resource for health centers who are expanding an existing dental program. There are six chapters in the NNOHA Operations Manuals:
Health Center Fundamentals: provides basic material on health center dental programs and relevant information to have a successful health center dental program.
Leadership: describes elements of dental program leadership and gives resources to assist Health Centers in running a strong practice.
Financials: provides a general overview of the health center financial structure for oral health programs.
Risk Management: discusses strategies to provide quality dental services while reducing liabilities to protect the patient and provider.
Workforce and Staffing: provides helpful tools and resources in addressing common workforce issues for health center dental programs.
Quality: provides information on how to achieve and improve quality oral health care and gives approaches to establish a relevant quality improvement plan for dental programs.