Dental: Dental Public Health Practice, Infrastructure, and Workforce in the United States
29.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:

Dental Public Health (DPH) is that part of dentistry providing leadership and expertise in population-based dentistry, oral health surveillance, policy development, community-based disease prevention and health promotion, and the maintenance of the dental safety net. DPH and the private practice model of care delivery together bear the responsibility of assuring optimal oral health for all Americans - individuals and populations.

One of the greatest barriers to oral health care is a lack of dental services. This can be called the greatest unmet oral health need in the United States. Many people living in the United States have poor oral health due to lack of access to care, because oral health is not universally integrated into primary or behavioral health-care services. As a result, dental care is usually set apart from other types of health care. Poor appearance resulting from dental problems can contribute to social isolation, lower wages, and loss of self-esteem. Furthermore, poor oral health is associated with increased bacterial systemic exposure and increased inflammatory factors that can lead to adverse health outcomes, such as uncontrolled diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease. Facilities and programs are available under the public health framework to educate and treat vulnerable populations and improve oral and overall health.

This basic level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, outlines dental public health, its focus, infrastructure, and how the dental public health workforce strives to improve populations oral health.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how dental public health is unique among specialties and the expertise it requires.
  • Describe the cornerstone of dental public health.
  • Identify the core functions of dental public health.
  • Name the organizations that make up the infrastructure of dental public health.
  • Recognize the Professional Organizations that serve dental public health providers.
  • Identify members of the dental public health workforce.
About the Author:
Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

AGD Subject Code: 149 

How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
 

Disclaimer: 
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition 

©2019:  All Rights Reserved.  Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC.  The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered.  The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered.  It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice.  Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state.  Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials.  Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys.  The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

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Dental Public Health Practice, Infrastructure, and Workforce in the United States

29.95

About the Course:

Dental Public Health (DPH) is that part of dentistry providing leadership and expertise in population-based dentistry, oral health surveillance, policy development, community-based disease prevention and health promotion, and the maintenance of the dental safety net. DPH and the private practice model of care delivery together bear the responsibility of assuring optimal oral health for all Americans - individuals and populations.

One of the greatest barriers to oral health care is a lack of dental services. This can be called the greatest unmet oral health need in the United States. Many people living in the United States have poor oral health due to lack of access to care, because oral health is not universally integrated into primary or behavioral health-care services. As a result, dental care is usually set apart from other types of health care. Poor appearance resulting from dental problems can contribute to social isolation, lower wages, and loss of self-esteem. Furthermore, poor oral health is associated with increased bacterial systemic exposure and increased inflammatory factors that can lead to adverse health outcomes, such as uncontrolled diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease. Facilities and programs are available under the public health framework to educate and treat vulnerable populations and improve oral and overall health.

This basic level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, outlines dental public health, its focus, infrastructure, and how the dental public health workforce strives to improve populations oral health.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how dental public health is unique among specialties and the expertise it requires.
  • Describe the cornerstone of dental public health.
  • Identify the core functions of dental public health.
  • Name the organizations that make up the infrastructure of dental public health.
  • Recognize the Professional Organizations that serve dental public health providers.
  • Identify members of the dental public health workforce.
About the Author:
Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

AGD Subject Code: 149 

How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
 

Disclaimer: 
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition 

©2019:  All Rights Reserved.  Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC.  The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered.  The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered.  It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice.  Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state.  Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials.  Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys.  The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.