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Dental Providers Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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. More Details...

Maintaining Access to Dental Services During COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, dental services were deemed non-essential and oral health services stopped. For people experiencing homelessness especially, however, dental services are critical. Over time, Health Care for the Homeless health centers innovated strategies to reopen and sustain access to these crucial services. This paper tracks themes from these innovations and recommends strategies to keep oral health services going during a pandemic. More Details...

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults within a Dental Setting: A Practical Integrated Care Approach (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on the benefits of implementing and monitoring blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C testing for older adults in their health center oral health services. More Details...

Teledentistry During COVID-19: A promising practice (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice features Petaluma Health Center in CA. The health center implemented a teledentistry program during the COVID-19 pandemic. This promising practice shares their experience in ensuring continuity of oral health care through teledentistry. More Details...

Information for Patients About Dental Amalgam Fillings (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Page of FDA website where the FDA recommends patients in some risk factor groups discuss restoration options with their dentist, regarding amalgam fillings that contain mercury. More Details...

Successful Practices in Accountable Care: Arizona Alliance For Community Health Centers: Oral Health for Whole Person Care (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document provides a brief overview of one state’s effort to recognize the value of integrated oral health care services in the primary care setting. It examines critical challenges, opportunities to overcome those challenges, and outcomes that others considering service integration should consider in their efforts to improve health outcomes with adequate payment state-wide. More Details...

Oral Health Value-Based Care: The Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Story (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NACHC collaborated with the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement to produce this white paper examining the role of FQHCs as facilitators of oral health value-based care. It also outlines various ways that FQHCs are positioned to respond effectively to the COVID-19 epidemic. More Details...

NNOHA Operations Manual: Workforce Chapter V2 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This chapter provides helpful tools and resources for tackling the issues related to workforce in Health Center oral health programs. Topics include recruitment and retention of dental team members, staffing ratios, and strategies to decrease burnout. More Details...

Integrating Oral Health into Prenatal and Pediatric Care — Promising Practice (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice shares how Albany Area Primary Health Care in Georgia implemented a medical and dental integration program in their OBGYN and pediatric clinic. More Details...

Using Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) to Address Oral Health for Older Adults Living with Diabetes (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The purpose of this guide is to provide practical information to interprofessional health center teams using a practice-based learning and quality improvement (PBLI) approach for assessing and continuously improving oral health and diabetes management of older adults. More Details...

Re-opening Dental Practices during COVID-19: Legal Analysis / COVID-19: reapertura de consultorios dentales (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This memo, authored by FTLF in partnership with NACHC, provides considerations for health centers in determining the re-opening of dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brief analysis of FTCA coverage, malpractice liability, CDC guidance and applicable OSHA rules are provided. More Details...

Guidance on Team-Based Care for Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Diseases: Focus on Oral and Behavioral Health Management of the Older Adult Patient With Diabetes (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication provides guidance to health center providers to establish a team-based care approach to health care delivery to older adult patients with diabetes. The resource explores the roles of oral health, behavioral health, and social determinants of health in managing older adults with diabetes. More Details...

Managing Diabetes as an Older Adult: Your Diet and Your Dental Health (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication provides guidance to older adult patients at health centers on how to manage their diabetes through easy-to-understand adjustments to their diet and oral health. More Details...

Webinar Recordings and Slides — COVID-19: Oral Health COVID-19 Webinars (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webpage includes all recordings and slides from NNOHA's live webinars related to COVID-19. The webinars include content on self-care, teledentistry, and oral health workforce. More Details...

Oral Health Listening Session Findings — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NNOHA hosted three oral health listening sessions on health center dental programs' responses to COVID-19. The listening sessions focused on protecting the community and protecting the dental team. The findings of the three listening sessions are provided in this document in addition the webinar recordings. More Details...

ADA Coronavirus FAQs (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the importance of providing the profession with credible information that will protect both patients and dental health care personnel at a time when information is constantly being updated. We will seek to update this information as we learn more details from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other reputable sources. More Details...

Diabetes Management and Oral Health among Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Promising and Evidence-Based Practices for Health Centers in Diabetes Management and Oral Care (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication highlights the diabetes disease burden and gum (periodontal) disease among older adults (50+) who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness and explores promising and evidence-based practices health centers can adopt, aimed at improving overall oral health among this population. More Details...

Effective Partnership Guide: Improving Oral Health for MIgrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and their Families (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This collaboration between the National MIgrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs (ACF/OHS) and the Health Center Program (HRSA/BPHC) provides an overview of oral health care within Head Start programs in conjunction with health centers. It describes effective ways that MSHS can partner with health centers for dental care and outlines payment models and avenues for partnership. More Details...

NNOHA Oral Health Infrastructure: Brick and Mortar Expansion (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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 focuses on brick and mortar expansion. More Details...

Think Yes to Care Customer Service Training (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This customer service training model and related materials will allow providers to standardize the service they provide to clients, community partners, and each other. This model was created in 2016, and was adapted from the Multnomah County Library Think Yes! Customer Service Initiative. More Details...

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