Compendium of Innovations in Oral Health Service Delivery

Authors: Leanne Keough | Margaret Langelier, MSHSA | Morgan Clifford | Nubia Goodwin, MPH | Tom Melnik, PhD

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Integration and Collaboration, Oral Health

Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research Center

March 26, 2020

Oral health providers across the country that work in the safety net have used a variety of innovative strategies to expand access to oral health services in community-based settings, including federally qualified health centers, schools and nursing homes, among others.

This compendium summarizes best practices in innovative oral health service delivery programs drawn from over 40 case studies conducted by the OHWRC in recent years. Organizations included were early initiators of service integration, mobile/portable dentistry, and/or teledentistry. Brief summaries of each organization include infographics as well as detail the problem, solution, facilitators, barriers, and benefits that the organization encountered in its efforts to expand access to care for underserved populations.

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