Speakers: Colleen Brickle, RDH, BS, RF, EdD; Deborah Astroth, RDH, BS; Lisa Rowley, RDH, MS; Rachelle Williams, RDH-EA, MS; Kathryn Battani, RDH, MS; Ann Battrell, MSDH; Ellen Rogo, RDH, PhD
Course Description: Almost all oral disease is preventable, yet our nation continues to be challenged by an oral health access crisis. New types of dental providers and workforce models are needed to meet the oral health needs of the public. In this course, we will take a closer look at how dental hygienists and dental therapists are helping to improve access to care. Plus, we’ll explore curricular models to support primary care concepts.
- Examine examples of current workforce models used to increase access to care
- Learn how to describe curricular changes that can be implemented to prepare students and practitioners for current and future workforce models
- Recognize the impact dental hygienists and dental therapists can have on the health of the public working beyond the traditional private practice setting
CE Credit Hours: 3.5