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Emerging Models and Innovations

In an ever-changing health care landscape, collaboration and the introduction of new strategies and methods of providing services is an area of keen interest. New models and innovative techniques work to reduce access barriers to care and redefine what is possible in the health care field.

January 19, 2022
This webinar will discuss the origins and evolution of this workforce model, the process of authorizing and implementing dental therapy training and practice in states, and the impacts on patients and providers in Minnesota where dental therapists have been established and integrated into clinical teams over the last decade.
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May 26, 2021
This webinar describes how practicing social workers transitioned to tele-behavioral health services during the pandemic.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Theekshana Fernando | Simona Surdu

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health, Policy

January 26, 2021
This interactive infographic describes specific requirements in state laws and regulation that impact the ability of dental hygienists to apply silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
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Authors: Leanne Keough | Margaret Langelier | Morgan Clifford | Nubia Goodwin | Tom Melnik

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

March 26, 2020
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.
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