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Adding Mobile Dental Services to a Pediatrics Clinic
Promising Practice

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Quality Improvement, Promising/Best Practices

Resource Subtopic: Capital Development, Oral Health.

Keywords: Adolescents and Youth, Infants, Toddlers, and Children (Pediatrics).

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff

Language: English

Developed by: National Network for Oral Health Access (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Harbor Health Services in Massachusetts identified the need for dental services at a primary care location at their health center that did not have a dental clinic. The health center decided to add portable dental equipment to the medical site. This promising practice will discuss how the program was developed and lessons learned.

Resource Details: One strategy to increase access to oral health care is through integration of oral health and primary care practice. There are multiple ways that this can be accomplished. Harbor Health Services in Massachusetts identified the need for dental services at a primary care location at their health center that did not have a dental clinic. The health center decided to add portable dental equipment to the medical site. This promising practice will discuss how the program was developed and lessons learned.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.