How Alaska dental health aide therapists serve the population in isolated villages and the applicability of this model to other regions in the United States
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Describe the way in which dental health aide therapist works as part of a team of care providers with the dentist as the leader/ supervisor.
Keyword(s): Access and Services, Early Childhood Caries
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I graduated from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry then completed a 2-year General Practice Dental Residency at the Carolina's Medical Center. I have been the principle on multiple federally and privately funded grants focusing on disease prevention, clinical practice and workforce development. Helped write the federal DHA standards and have supervised DHAs. I am currently an appointee to the Community Health Aide Program Certification Board and Dental Health Aide Therapist Educatonal Program Director.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.