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Public Health Dental Hygienist Toolkit: Training

This series of PowerPoint presentations will provide information to public health dental hygienists on a variety of topics and may be used as a guide when developing a public health dental hygiene practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Introduction (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation reviews public health dentistry, the burden of oral disease in Massachusetts and the creation of the public health dental hygienist.

Legislation and Requirements

Legislature/Requirements (DOC)

This PowerPoint reviews the specific requirements that must be met to earn the designation of 'Public Health Dental Hygienist,' along with the types of settings in which a public health dental hygienist may work.

Procedures, Equipment and Supplies

Procedures, Equipment and Supplies (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation will review procedures, equipment and supplies to inform a dental hygienist working in public health settings.

Mobile

Mobile and Portable Dental Operations (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation will review mobile and portable dental operations and certification of these operations by the Board of Registration in Dentistry. This certification shall take effect on February 16, 2011.

Evidence-based Oral Disease Prevention Strategies

Evidence-based Prevention Strategies (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation will review evidence-based oral disease prevention strategies to inform a dental hygienist working in public health settings.

Preschool Setting

Procedures, Equipment and Supplies - Head Start and Preschool Programs (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation will review procedures, supplies, equipment and reporting that my be applicable to a preschool setting, including Head Start programs.

School-age Setting

Procedures, Equipment and Supplies - School Programs (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation will review procedures, supplies, equipment, and reporting that may be applicable to a sealant and fluoride program in a school setting.

Medical Setting

PHCHs' Role in the Pediatric Medical Setting (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation will review the public health dental hygienists role in providing preventive services in the pediatric medical setting.

Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Facilities

Procedures, Equipment and Supplies - Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Facilities (DOC)

The PowerPoint presentation will review procedures, supplies, equipment, and reporting that may be applicable to providing preventive dental services in nursing home or elder/adult oral health programs.

Next Steps

Next Steps (DOC)

This PowerPoint presentation will review 'next steps' for the public health dental hygienist, including the identification of a public health setting, determining need, MDPH reporting requirements and MassHealth (Medicaid) reimbursement.

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