Oral Health in Primary Care TeleECHO
Many individuals in North Dakota lack access to, or do not regularly utilize, dental care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Oral Health has stated that there are opportunities to integrate medical and dental services in different healthcare and public health settings to support populations with unmet oral health needs and associated chronic diseases.
Earn CME and View Online Recordings
The goal of this teleECHO™ is to improve access to oral health care for patients in rural and underserved communities throughout North Dakota. The focus is to build and strengthen capacity among primary care and other providers responsible for supporting patient well-being.
If you want to earn CME credit:
- Read the instructions on how to view the online recordings
- Access the trainings through the CME Attendee Portal
TeleECHO Clinics Addressing Oral Health
These free, 45-60 minute, prerecorded trainings can be viewed any time and address best practices in oral health screening, fluoride varnish application, oral health case management, as well as billing for these services in non-dental settings. Each recording includes a didactic lecture and case presentations. Live sessions occurred spring and summer of 2021.
Learn about best practices in oral health screening, fluoride varnish application, oral health case management, and billing for these services in primary care settings through didactic and case presentations.
Participants will be able to:
- Provide comprehensive, integrated, and responsive dental care services in primary care, pediatric, public health, or family medical center settings
- Implement dental screening, fluoride varnish application, and dental referral practices into their clinical workflow for underserved populations
- Acquire new skills, competencies, and best practices in patient care related to oral health
This teleECHO series is funded by the North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services Oral Health Program under two Federal grants:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes
- Health Resources and Services Administration's Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities