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Participation of Community and Public Health Center Practitioners in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Live Webinar 4/19/22


This webinar provides a brief summary of the NIH-funded National Dental PBRN goals and characteristics of its 7800 dental practitioner members, focusing on practitioners from community and public health settings. Webinar participants will review and discuss data from two studies focusing on COVID-19 topics. The CORE Registry study of 1537 active practitioners identified changing infection control measures during the pandemic and confidence levels about the sustainability of dental practice. The recently completed CARAD study survey of 537 network dentists (including CHC/PH) examines the attitudes, readiness, and barriers to providing COVID-19 and other (flu, HPV, etc.) vaccinations at dental offices. For each study, data from CHC/PH participants will be highlighted. Never-before-seen data will be presented.

Also, provide a brief overview of the National Dental PBRNCompare characteristics of network dentists and dental hygienists from CHCs and public health practice settingsProvide an overview of recently conducted COVID-related studied highlighting results for CHCs/PHPs.*Use of recommended infection control methods to manage SARS-CoV-2 transmission at dental clinicsAcceptability and readiness to provide vaccinations at dental offices (included COVID-19, flu, HPV, and other vaccines) *Data from the COVID-19 Research (CORE) Registry and Coronavirus Vaccine Acceptability and Readiness Among Dentists (CARAD) studies

Good Faith Estimates: Making a Good Faith Effort

Live Webinar 1/20/22


Beginning January 2022, health care facilities and providers must give their patients upfront information on the costs of their services ahead of time. This is the Good Faith Estimates resolution as part of the No Surprises Act. This new resolution has important implications for community health centers. This webinar will provide an overview of good faith estimates for dental programs and describe strategies to be in compliance with this new resolution.

Supporting Patients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: Opportunities for Oral Health Providers

Live Webinar 10/27/21


Join us for an October Domestic Violence Awareness Month webinar to identify strategies that can promote health and safety outcomes for patients and their children. Oral health providers play an important role in supporting survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). In several studies, many survivors of IPV saw a dentist when signs of abuse were present and many were not asked about their injuries (as many as 88.6% in one study). Oral health providers have an opportunity to offer their patients information on IPV, reduce isolation, and increase safety by referring patients to community-based organizations for support. In addition, national referrals, including those that help patients receive free cosmetic and dental reconstructive surgeries, will also be discussed. This webinar will highlight resources offered by Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation (a HRSA-funded NTTAP), detail national hotlines and oral health programs to support survivors of DV, and discuss the latest research on the topic.


Objectives:

  1. Identify the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and oral health problems associated with IPV.

  2. Identify an evidence-based universal education approach (CUES -Confidentiality, Universal Education, Empowerment, Support) to inform patients about healthy relationships and assess for IPV.

  3. List the benefits of partnering with a local DV agency/community-based organization to promote bi-directional client referrals.

UDS Dental Data Trends: The COVID-19 Impact

Live Webinar 9/29/21


You are not imagining the changes you feel. The 2020 UDS Data is now available and reflects the changes and impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All aspects of health centers were affected, but the UDS data reveals that dental programs have been disproportionally impacted in 2020. This webinar will discuss the 2020 UDS Dental Data and the impacts of COVID-19 on health center dental operations and frame the challenges and opportunities going forward.


Speaker: Bob Russell, DDS, MPH, MPA, CPM, FACD, FICD

Integration of Care to Improve Health Outcomes

Integrating oral health, primary care, and behavioral health is a strategy to increase access to care and improve overall health outcomes. This webinar will feature Jordan Valley Community Health Center. They’ll share strategies to integrate medical and dental care. In addition, they’ll share how they’ve integrated behavioral health into other departments. The webinar will discuss the value of medical and dental integration and strategies to engage the whole health care team. 


Objectives:

  1. Describe strategies to integrate oral health and primary care practice.

  2. Discuss the value of medical and dental integration.

  3. Learn how one health center successfully integrated oral health, primary care, and behavioral health.

Dental Providers Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine: Strategies from Early Adopter Health Centers

Live webinar 4/29/21


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have created emergency orders to allow dentists and dental hygienists to administer vaccinations. This webinar will feature three health centers that are utilizing dental providers to administer vaccines. The health centers will describe their vaccination program models including training, staffing, operations and compliance.


Objectives:

  1. List benefits of using the dental workforce as vaccine administrators 

  2. Describe models for utilizing dental workforce for vaccine administration 

  3. Learn how three health centers implemented their dental provider vaccine administration programs

Patient-Centered Strategies for Teledentistry: The Potential Business Case

Live webinar 4/14/21

Dental practices across the country are using quality improvement methods to develop synchronous teledentistry service lines to better meet their patients’ needs. Learn how three organizations used teledentistry to provide preventive dental services, support patient self-management, reduce no-show rates, and developed a business case that will provide excellent patient care now and into the future. 1CDE will be offered 


Objectives:

  1. Identify innovative strategies for meeting patient needs using teledentistry 

  2. Discuss strategies to support equitable patient-administered care using synchronous teledentistry

  3. Explain how teledentistry values patients’ and families’ preferences, resources and time

Ergonomics Stretch Break sponsored by A-Dec

Live webinar 3/23/21


It is more important than ever to practice self-care for mental and physical health. Roy Fried, A-dec, will discuss the importance of proper ergonomics and lead stretching exercises that can be done directly from your operatory or desk! 

Bridging the Gap: Behavioral Health and Oral Health in Public Housing

Live webinar 11/9/20  


Oral health and behavioral health are intimately connected, which can impact health outcomes. Individuals with behavioral health concerns are more likely to have poor oral health. Poor oral health can also result in behavioral health impacts. Individuals in public housing are at risk for experiencing both poor behavioral and oral health outcomes. Dental providers have a unique opportunity during dental appointments to assess behavioral health status and link patients to behavioral health care. In partnership with the National Center for Health in Public Housing, this webinar will review behavioral health data and resources from a recent survey of residents of public housing. The webinar will also highlight how a health center dental program located in public housing integrates behavioral health screening and referral into oral health care.   


Speakers:

Saqi Maleque Cho, DrPH, MSPH – National Center for Health in Public Housing 

Kristi Thomas, DDS – Central City Integrated Health, Michigan  


Objectives:

  1. Review recent data on the behavioral health status of residents of public housing.

  2. Describe how oral health may impact mental health. 

  3. Learn how dental programs can integrate behavioral health screenings into care.

Dental Leadership Burnout After 5 Months of COVID-19: A Safe Space to Share and Support

Live webinar 8/24/20


At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, common sources of job-related stress and burnout were acute- the rapid speed at which change was occurring and information overload. Now after five months, job-related stress has become chronic. As health center dental programs re-open, dental leadership faces a new set of stressors that include, but are not limited to, increased financial pressure from administration, provider and staff concerns about safety, patient concerns about returning to dental care, as well as family and community expectations.


Health centers dental programs cannot function well if leadership is unwell. At the beginning of the pandemic, NNOHA presented two webinars on burnout, and it’s time to revisit the topic from a long-term perspective since the pandemic will continue to have long-term impact. Although all are welcome to attend, this session it targeted to dental program leadership, and hopes to provide a safe space where concerns can be shared and coping strategies can be developed. The program will be a combined listening session incorporating a behavioral health specialist to provide support. Attendees should be prepared for open dialogue and sharing of their experiences.


Objectives:
1. List common situations that create work-related stress in dental program leaders
2. Learn to recognize burnout and stress-related behavior
3. Understand the need to step back and engage in self-care

Health Center School-Based Dental Programs and COVID-19: A Listening Session

Live webinar 8/10/20


As school districts develop plans for the upcoming school year, the ability of health center school-based dental programs to deliver care is unknown. Health centers must be ready to respond to new local requirements and develop new policies and protocols to be able to resume their school-based dental programs. Some programs may not operate this school year. This listening session will provide a forum for health centers to listen and discuss strategies on resuming school-based dental services and share challenges and barriers. This session will be an open discussion that will also identify future training and technical assistance opportunities for NNOHA to help health centers restart their school-based dental programs during COVID-19.


Objectives:
1) Discuss new strategies to resume dental services in school-based settings.
2) Share policies and protocols for delivering care in school-based settings after COVID-19.

Rubber Dam Refresher for COVID-19

Live webinar 7/27/20


The CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response states “If aerosol-generating procedures are necessary for dental care, use four-handed dentistry, high evacuation suction and dental dams to minimize droplet spatter and aerosols.” Rubber dams are an effective method to reduce aerosol generation during dental care, however some practices find rubber dam use challenging. This webinar will review the evidence for using rubber dams and review techniques for rubber dam placement and use. The use of the rubber dam is more important than ever to provide quality care and maintain safety.


Objectives
1. Discuss the evidence-base for utilizing rubber dams
2. Emphasize the importance of reducing aerosols during dental care to reduce the spread of COVID-19
3. Demonstrate techniques for placing rubber dams in various scenarios.

Dental Sealants in the COVID-19 World

Live webinar 7/6/20


In response to COVID-19, health center dental programs must make adaptations to reduce aerosols generated during dental procedures. Dental sealants, one of the most effective methods for caries prevention, has historically been an aerosol-generating procedure (AGP). Prevention of dental decay is still important during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will discuss the rationale for continuing to place sealants in health centers and the evidence base for dental sealants. GC America will discuss how to place glass ionomer sealants while producing minimal aerosols so that children can continue to receive the benefit of dental sealants in the COVID-19 world.


SPEAKERS: Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH (NNOHA), Michelle Wright, RDH (GC America, Inc.), and Bill Maas, DDS, MS, MPH (NNOHA Sealant Improvement Collaborative faculty)


OBJECTIVES:
1. Understand the rationale for sealants in the COVID world.
2. Review the evidence base for applying dental sealants.
3. Present a technique for applying glass ionomer sealants without aerosol generation.

COVID-19 Reopening Dental Clinics Listening Session – Regions 4, 6, and 7

Live webinar 5/22/20


As many states lift stay-at-home orders for COVID-19, dental clinics are preparing to reopen and resume non-emergency dental services. This listening session will give health center dental programs the opportunity to listen and share plans and strategies on reopening dental clinics with their peers. For dental clinics that have already begun reopening, they will have the opportunity to share lessons learned from their experience. These sessions will be an open discussion and are designed to be conversations among colleagues. Please be prepared to share your experiences during this session. This listening session is for HRSA Regions 4, 6 ,and 7 (KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, NM, TX, OK, AR, LA, NE, KS, IA, MO). Attendees may also join listening sessions outside of their region if needed.


No CDE will be offered for this listening session.

COVID-19 Reopening Dental Clinics Listening Session – Regions 1, 2, 3, and 5

Live webinar 5/21/20


As many states lift stay-at-home orders for COVID-19, dental clinics are preparing to reopen and resume non-emergency dental services. This listening session will give health center dental programs the opportunity to listen and share plans and strategies on reopening dental clinics with their peers. For dental clinics that have already begun reopening, they will have the opportunity to share lessons learned from their experience. These sessions will be an open discussion and are designed to be conversations among colleagues. Please be prepared to share your experiences during this session. This listening session is for HRSA Regions 1, 2, 3, and 5 (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, VA, WV, MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH). Attendees may also join listening sessions outside of their region if needed.


No CDE will be offered for this listening session.

COVID-19 Reopening Dental Clinics Listening Session – Region 8, 9, and 10

Live webinar 5/20/20 


As many states lift stay-at-home orders for COVID-19, dental clinics are preparing to reopen and resume non-emergency dental services. This listening session will give health center dental programs the opportunity to listen and share plans and strategies on reopening dental clinics with their peers. For dental clinics that have already begun reopening, they will have the opportunity to share lessons learned from their experience. These sessions will be an open discussion and are designed to be conversations among colleagues. Please be prepared to share your experiences during this session. This listening session is for HRSA Regions 8, 9, and 10 (MT, ND, SD, WY, CO, UT, NV, CA, AZ, HI, WA, OR, ID, AK). Attendees may also join listening sessions outside of their region if needed.


No CDE will be offered for this listening session.

Using the Health Center Dental Dashboard for Tracking, Measuring and Improvement

Live webinar 5/19/20  


High performing health center dental programs use a dashboard to focus on a few measures they see as critical for quality. The Health Center Dental Dashboard serves as a resource for what to measure to monitor performance in a dental setting, and includes 15 measures to drive operational, financial and clinical improvements over a period of time.   


Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the 15 measures that make up the Health Center Dental Dashboard & where to find resources for measurement.

  2. Understand how safety net dental clinics can monitor and measure oral health data.

  3. Discuss ways to use the Health Center Dental Dashboard to monitor and improve performance.

Implementing Teledentistry During COVID-19

Live webinar 5/12/20


During this national emergency, teledentistry has become an emerging strategy to continue providing preventive dental care and triage for dental emergencies. During this webinar, attendees will learn from a subject matter expert on effective implementation strategies for teledentistry. Then, three health centers will share their experience in teledentistry during COVID-19 including their lessons learned and specific state regulations.  This webinar will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Speakers: Dr. Paul Glassman, Dr. Ryan Tuscher, Dr. Jonathan Hall


Objectives:
1. Discuss methods to implement teledentistry during a national emergency.
2. Describe teledentistry and its uses to ensure continuity of care.
3. Learn how health centers have engaged in teledentistry in response to COVID-19.

HPV: The Role of the Dental Team

Live webinar 4/24/20  


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a growing concern for health care providers and their patients. Oropharyngeal cancer has surpassed cervical cancer as the highest caused cancer from HPV. Oral health providers have a critical role in HPV, having the opportunity for patient education on the HPV vaccine, care coordination, and diagnosis of oropharyngeal cancers. This webinar will discuss the epidemiology of HPV, describe the HPV vaccine recommendations, and highlight a health center’s efforts to integrate HPV care into their dental clinic.


Objectives:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV).

  2. Discuss the recommendations for the HPV vaccine and how the vaccine works.

  3. Learn from a health center how to integrate HPV screenings and care coordination into the dental clinic. 

Engaging Dental Providers in COVID-19 Response Efforts

Live webinar 4/15/20


NNOHA in partnership with the STAR2 Center is offering this webinar on workforce during COVID-19. COVID-19 has created an uncertain environment for the health care workforce. While some health care workers are working longer hours, others, including dental providers, are being asked to stay at home for their safety. Moreover, many health center leaders are concerned about paying “non-essential” staff given the operational and financial impact of COVID-19 response efforts. Please join us for this upcoming webinar to learn about innovative ways that health centers are engaging dental providers and other “non-essential” clinicians in health center activities during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will also hear from health center leaders on the issues of furloughing and rehiring staff.


Objectives:
1. Identify alternative activities to engage dental providers in COVID-19 response
2. Explore resources and strategies to support and retain dental providers who are furloughed
3. Apply skills for rehiring mission-driven dental providers for the primary care setting

Creating Your Self Care Tool Box

Live webinar 4/13/20  


Start your week off by prioritizing time for yourself. Certified health coach, Emily Bentsen, will discuss the importance of self-care during stressful times. This 30-minute webinar will offer ideas and tools to take care of your mental, physical, and emotional health.   


Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of self-care.

  2. Describe tools and methods to engage in self-care activities.

Bouncing Back from Burnout 

Live webinar 4/7/20 


Join us for this 30-minute webinar to help combat burnout! This session explores the causes of burnout and shares tools for learning to recognize and manage burnout among dental providers. The sessions will provide practice tips and highlight the differences between stress and burnout work together to undermine well-being and productivity. This session also highlights additional considerations for providers dealing with the impact of COVID 19.   


Objectives:

  1. Learn strategies to recognize and manage burnout among dental professionals. 

  2. Identify common causes of burnout.

Teledentistry Listening Session: Responding to COVID-19

Live webinar 4/1/20


National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), a HRSA funded NCA, is hosting a listening session on teledentistry to support health centers maintain continuity of care in response to COVID-19. This listening session will feature state-specific health center examples and national subject matter experts to share their experiences in teledentistry. It will also provide time for open conversation among attendees to share ideas and ask questions to inform future webinars.


Objectives:
1) Learn the national state Medicaid directors’ perspective on teledentistry during COVID-19
2) Describe examples from health centers on how to implement teledentistry during the COVID-19 emergency.
3) Share ideas and concerns for teledentistry in response to COVID-19.

Be Kind to Your Mind: Combatting Burnout for Health Care Professionals

Live webinar 3/30/20  


In times of uncertainty, it is critical that individuals take time for themselves and prioritize their body and mind! In this 30-minute webinar, Certified Health Coach Emily Bentsen will discuss methods to fight burnout for health care professionals and provide strategies to destress.


Objectives:

  1. Describe strategies to fight burnout in the health care setting 

  2. Provide methods to destress during stressful situations

The Oral Health Impact: Tobacco, Marijuana, and Vaping in Patients in Public Housing

Live webinar 2/21/20  


Tobacco, marijuana and vaping have long-term effects on health, including oral health. Tobacco use is an ongoing challenge for patients who live in public housing. With emerging issues like marijuana and e-cigarettes, health centers who serve patients in public housing need to learn how to address these issues to improve health outcomes. This webinar reviewed data of tobacco use in public housing and the oral health effects of tobacco use. Zufall Health Center discussed their programs to reduce smoking and vaping with their patients.

Integration of Oral Health Care into Prenatal Health Care and Diabetic Management: A Community Safety-Net Clinic Experience

Live webinar on 12/12/2017

Oral Health Infrastructure Webinar Series: School-Based Dental Programs

Live webinar 11/13/19  


This is the final webinar of the Oral Health Infrastructure webinar series. This webinar will feature two health centers who have school-based dental programs to increase access to care for children.  Speakers: Dr. William Donigan (Gaston Family Health Services) and Dr. Donna Bridge (Daughters of Charity).

Oral Health Infrastructure Series: Teledentistry

Live webinar 10/28/19  


This is the third webinar of the Oral Health Infrastructure webinar series. This webinar will highlight teledentistry to expand access to oral health care. NNOHA is pleased to have a special guest moderator for this webinar, Colleen Lampron MPH of AFL Enterprises, LLC. This webinar discuss teledentistry, the structure of teledentistry dental programs, and strategies to establish a teledentistry program. Erin Major (Summit Community Care Clinic in CO) and Dr. Anthony Mendicino (Finger Lakes Community Health in NY) will discuss their current teledentistry program and lessons learned.

Oral Health Infrastructure Series: Mobile Dentistry 

Live webinar 10/7/19  


This webinar is the second of the Oral Health Infrastructure Series. This webinar will feature two health centers that have mobile dental units: Parkland Health and Hospital Systems and Harbor Health Services. Parkland uses mobile dentistry to reach patients experiencing homelessness and Harbor Health uses mobile dentistry to reach geriatric patients who are enrolled in PACE. The speakers will discuss how their program was started and funded. They will also share lessons learned in their program development and implementation.

Oral Health Infrastructure Series: Brick and Mortar Expansion

Live webinar 9/25/19  


As part of the 2019 HRSA Oral Health Infrastructure funding, NNOHA is offering a series of four webinars on various infrastructure enhancements for new or enhanced integrated oral health services. The first webinar of the series will focus on brick and mortar expansion. This webinar will feature Capital Link and two Oral Health Service Expansion awardees: Terry Reilly Health Services, and Project HOME. Capital Link is a HRSA National Cooperative Agreement grantee that provides assistance to health centers in capitalization. Capital Link will discuss capitalization strategies for health centers. Terry Reilly Health Services, ID, will discuss their previous dental clinic expansion of adding a dental suite into a medical clinic. Project HOME, PA, will discuss how they expanded the number of operatories in their dental clinic

Oral Health and Disease in HIV

Live webinar 8/20/19  


The dental team has been an important part of HIV primary care since the early days of the epidemic when up to 80% of all HIV+ patients would present with an oral manifestation related to disease progression. Recognition of the oral manifestations of HIV infection is important tools in accessing a patient’s overall well-being as they are important indicators of disease progression for those known to be HIV positive and may provide a means of accessing the potential status of those at risk for HIV infection. This presentation will enable the participants to accurately diagnose and manage the most common oral opportunistic infections seen in association with HIV disease. This presentation will also cover how to manage exposure in the dental setting.  

Think YES to Care: Customer Service Training Overview

Live webinar 6/27/19  


In response to the high interest of customer service training on the NNOHA Listserv, NNOHA is offering this webinar on customer service training. This webinar will provide an overview of the Think YES to Care customer service training which will be available on the NNOHA website. Aron Goffin, MPH, Jade Dodge, and Carol Oneill of Multnomah County Health Department will describe the customer service training model, provide training recommendations, and provide context to the training materials.

Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for Non-Clinician Dental Managers: Quality and Risk Management

Live webinar 5/14/19  


National Network for Oral Health Access is offering a free webinar series on the Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for non-clinician dental managers. This series will review the essentials of managing a health center program such as financials, workforce, quality, and risk management. 


This is the final webinar of this series and will focus on Risk Management and Quality, presented by Dr. Ethan Kerns and Dr. Ryan Tuscher. This session will review risk management and ways to prevent common risks to protect the patient and staff. Speakers will discuss risk management protocols and compliance standards. The webinar will also review quality improvement for dental programs in the safety net.

Oral Health for Patients with Developmental Disabilities

Live webinar 4/30/19  


National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is offering this webinar on oral health care for patients with developmental disabilities. Patients with developmental disabilities experience many barriers to achieve oral health. This webinar will discuss the background of dental care for patients with developmental disabilities. Dr. Ray Lyons and Dr. Alicia Grady from New Mexico Department of Health will describe their dental program that specializes in providing dental care for patients with developmental disabilities. They will discuss oral manifestations, treatment adaptations, and barriers to oral health care.

Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for Non-Clinicians: Financials 

Live webinar 4/18/19  


National Network for Oral Health Access is offering a free webinar series on the Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for non-clinician dental managers. This series will review the essentials of managing a health center program such as financials, workforce, quality, and risk management.


This is the third webinar of this series and will focus on the fundamentals of finances in a health center dental program. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to develop a financial strategy and understand the basics of health center financials. 


Presented by Dr. Kecia Leary and Allen Patterson CGMA, CPA, FACMPE, MHA.

Oral Health Infrastructure Toolkit

Live webinar 4/12/19  


In support of the Oral Health Infrastructure (FY19) funding opportunity, the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) has developed a toolkit as a guide for health centers in their efforts towards infrastructure enhancements to provide new or enhance existing integrated oral health services. This webinar will review the toolkit that will assist health centers in assessing their readiness for oral health service expansion, provide links to HRSA’s requirements, regulations, and resources, and offer infrastructure enhancement and expansion strategies for community health centers.

Oral Health Care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Live webinar 4/11/19  


National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) and The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) have partnered to offer this webinar on oral health care and oral health outcomes for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs).


In 2017, nearly 1.2 million AA&NHPIs received care at community health centers. AA&NHPIs are highly diverse in their culture, language, and health needs, representing more than 50 ethnic groups and 100 languages. AA&NHPIs have cultural and historical challenges related to chronic disease management. In this webinar, learn about the barriers of health care for AA&NHPIs. AAPCHO will share statistics on chronic disease prevalence, oral health status and access to health care for this population. Asian Health Services’ Dr. Huong Le will also present on their health center’s experience in providing oral health care for AA&NHPIs.

Fundamentals for Non-Clinical Dental Leadership – Workforce & Staffing: Utilizing Your Resources to Fulfill Your Mission

Live webinar 3/20/19  


National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is offering a webinar series on Fundamentals of a Health Center for non-clinical dental leadership. Speakers, Dr. Nick Pfannenstiel, and Tena Springer, RDH will present this second webinar of the series. The focus will be on workforce and staffing of a health center dental program. The webinar will review the results of the 2018 NNOHA Workforce Survey to inform health centers in their recruitment and retention strategies. Additionally, the webinar will describe innovative strategies for workforce development and staffing.

Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for Non-Clinician Dental Managers

Live webinar 2/21/19  


National Network for Oral Health Access is offering a free webinar series on the Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for non-clinician dental managers. This series will review the essentials of managing a health center program such as financials, workforce, quality, and risk management.


This is the first webinar of this series and will focus on the fundamentals, presented by Dr. Bob Russell.

Oral Health Integration in Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

Live webinar 2/7/19  


This webinar will provide an overview of the opioid crisis focusing on the oral manifestations of substance use disorder, the integration of oral health services in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs and dental treatment considerations for patients enrolled in MAT programs.

Oral Health and Diabetes for Patients Experiencing Homelessness

Live webinar on 11/27/18  


National Network for Oral Health Access and National Health Care for the Homeless Council have partnered to present this webinar on oral health and diabetes for patients experiencing homelessness. There is an association between periodontal disease and diabetes. There is a heavy burden of periodontal disease and diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness due to the barriers they experience to healthcare. This webinar will review the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, barriers to healthcare, and prevalence of diabetes and periodontal disease in this population. This webinar will also feature health center experiences with treating patients who experience homelessness.

Infection Control and Prevention for Dental Programs

Live webinar on 10/10/18 


Infection control and prevention are essential components for dental clinics. Infection control and sterilization of equipment are high clinical risk areas in all healthcare organizations, but particularly in health centers and free clinics that provide oral health. This webinar will review infection control and prevention protocols for dental programs in community health centers and recommendations to be compliant with accreditation standards. 

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice: Two Health Center Experiences

Live webinar on 8/1/18  


NNOHA is a HRSA training and technical assistance provider for integration of high quality oral health services and primary care practice to increase the percentage of health center patients who receive oral health care. Being that there is a relationship between oral health and general health, NNOHA partnered with the Georgia and Pennsylvania Primary Care Associations to offer a Learning Collaborative on integration of oral health and primary care practice (IOHPCP). This webinar will discuss the lessons learned and experiences from two health centers: Albany Area Primary Health Care (GA) and Family Practice and Counseling Network (PA) in their work to integrate medical and dental.

Dental Payment Innovation

Live webinar on 7/16/18  


The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is pleased to host a webinar to highlight best practices for adapting clinical care in health center dental clinics to provide the most effective care under the given payment innovation incentives, penalties, and protocols.

Dentrix User Group

Live webinar on 6/26/18  


User Group focused on documenting and reporting the UDS Sealant Measure in Dentrix.

Executive Committee

Live webinar on 5/2/18  


User Group focused on documenting and reporting the UDS Sealant Measure in NextGen.

Facing the Challenges of Oral Health Care for Seniors

Live webinar on 4/3/18  


The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) in collaboration with the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (ECE) is proud to host this presentation on the challenges of oral health care for seniors. Leonard Brennan, DMD, is the Co-Director of the Harvard School of Dentistry’s Geriatric Fellowship Program and clinical instructor in their Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology. Dr. Brennan will discuss the characteristics of the senior population that directly affect elder oral health care delivery, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The emphasis will be on the important connections between oral health and the total health of elder individuals. Also discussed will be the failure of the health care system to adequately diagnose oral cancer and provide early treatment that could improve the survival rates and the quality of life for many seniors. 

Medical-Dental-Behavioral Integration: One Health Center’s Example

Live webinar 07/25/16


This webinar with Health Partners of Western Ohio describes one model of how patient care can be structured to incorporate multiple disciplines and provides examples of how patients benefit from this care model.

Workforce Innovation to Increase Access to Dental Care Webinar 4/14/16

As part of a continuing series of webinars featuring strategies for increasing access to dental care in HRSA health center grantees, the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) will hosted a presentation on workforce innovation. This session described two types of newly developed dental team members: Community Dental Health Coordinators (CDHC) and Dental Therapists/Advanced Dental Therapists (DT/ADT) and how these dental team members are utilized in health centers.

Webinar Recording

Webinar: Partnering with Academic Institutions and Residency Programs to Develop Service Learning Programs

Collaboration between Health Centers and academic institutions can be a win-win, creating increased access to oral health care for patients and providing enhanced clinical experience for learners. This presentation, given on June 29, 2015, provides information on how Health Centers can partner with academic institutions or residency programs to offer service learning programs at Health Centers and thereby foster interest in Health Center careers among the next generation of oral health professionals. This webinar also explores different collaboration models and describe key issues for Health Centers to consider when deciding whether to launch such a program.

A User’s Guide for Implementation of  Interprofessional Oral Health Core Clinical Competencies: Results of a Pilot Project

In February 2014, HRSA announced the Interprofessional Oral Health in Primary Care Practice (IPOHPCP) initiative. The goal of this initiative is to increase access to oral health care in Health Centers and safety net settings by increasing the oral health clinical competencies of Health Center primary care providers and incorporating oral health into primary care practice.

The first element of this initiative was the development of Interprofessional Oral Health Core Clinical Competencies (IPOHCCC) for primary care providers. NNOHA served as the coordinator and technical assistance provider for an 18-month pilot implementation of IPOHCCC in three Health Centers, resulting in the ability of primary care providers to deliver oral health services including risk assessment, oral evaluation, preventive procedures, education and referral for dental care, to their patients during the primary care visit.

The experiences and findings from the three IPOHCCC pilot project teams resulted in NNOHA’s recent publication, A User’s Guide for Implementation of Interprofessional Oral Health Core Clinical Competencies: Results of a Pilot Project. This presentation provides an overview of the user guide including sections on assessing readiness, planning, developing training systems, updating health information systems, modifying clinical care systems, developing evaluation systems and addressing challenges.

This user’s guide provides a structure, options, and suggestions to help Health Centers develop programs to implement oral health competencies, thereby integrating oral health into primary care practice, increasing access to oral health care, and improving the oral health status of the populations Health Centers serve. This webinar was presented by Dr. Irene Hilton on 2/23/15.

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