New Highlights and Resources: Professional Development, Videos and Other Helpful Information

This toolkit offers pertinent educational resources and opportunities to help you stay in the know, be inspired, take action and discover new networking possibilities. 

What's New

9-18-2020
7-20-2020


Anne Woll, MS*, Karin K. Quick, DDS, PhD, Cristiano Mazzei, MA, Tehout Selameab, MPP, Jane L. Miller, PhD

4-14-2020
The Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition released the following report in January 2020: 

Wisconsin's Roadmap to Improving Oral Health 2020-2025. The goal of this report is to reduce the prevalence of oral disease and reduce disparities in oral health status among populations.  

https://www.chawisconsin.org/download/oral-health-roadmap/?wpdmdl=2138&refresh=5e84ee1b06ad01585770011


3-25-2020

COVID-19 Infection Control Protocols and Procedures Webinar
(8:38 minutes)

On March 20, 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) teamed up with leading infection control experts from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) to provide the dental community with practical guidance and education as we navigate the challenges COVID-19 is presenting to our profession.

The complete webinar is available to watch and earn 1 free CE credit. Included also are short clips from the discussion for quick answers to your questions. 

https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/coronavirus-resource-toolkit-for-ada-members/covid-19-infection-control-protocols-and-procedures-webinar


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published infection control guidelines for dental healthcare settings in 2003. Although the 2003 recommendations are applicable to all settings in which dental treatment is provided, the recommendations focus mainly on dental settings that use traditional, fixed equipment (e.g., private practice dental settings). In contrast, a variety of non-traditional dental settings, such as school-based dental programs, use portable dental equipment. These programs often operate in challenging settings. For example, hallways, gymnasiums, or other high-traffic locations may be the only space available for dental screenings or treatment.

To address these issues, stakeholders in academia and public health worked together to identify some of these challenges and to provide strategies and suggestions for implementing CDC recommendations.

Site assessment and checklist:

Infection control checklist for dental settings using mobile vans or portable dental equipment

3-14-2020
New Special Dentistry CE Podcast Series

The Colgate Oral Health Network is proud to partner with the distinguished faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University (ATSU), to provide you with this 8 part- CE podcast series: TIPS FOR IMPLEMENTING SPECIAL CARE DENTISTRY INTO DAILY PRACTICE. Hosted by Dr. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich an internationally recognized author and speaker on the care of medically complex patients, this series covers a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • A broad overview of individuals who present with special needs
  • Risk reduction strategies to improve safety
  • Tips for staff training and skills and communication
  • Listen to each episode and complete the short CE quiz at the end of each to earn .25 CE credits per episode.
  • Click HERE to access the Colgate Oral Health Network Dental Podcast Series website (scroll down to find the following episodes...)

  • Introduction: Safety Considerations in Special Care Dentistry
    Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD, FSCDH
  • Medical Considerations for the Patient with Special Health Care Needs  Scott Howell DMD, MPH, FSCD
  • Helpful Tips for Treating a Patient with Alzheimer’s Disease 
    Karen Fallone RDH, FSCDH


February 2020
Helpdesk... now available
Collaborative dental hygiene practice (CDHP) and the 21st Century Dental Team are paving the way to a more just and sustainable dental delivery system. In Minnesota, we have had the privilege of CDHP for almost 20 years, and yet many hygienists and other dental professionals still have questions about exactly how it works and where to start. 

Good news! We are all in this together, and Normandale is here to help! In fact, we have created a CDHP Helpdesk where you can send all of your questions and receive guidance and support with your collaborative dental hygiene program. To access the Helpdesk, email Clare Larkin, RDH MSEd at clare.larkin@normandale.edu


Silver Diamine Fluoride: Adding Caries Arrest to Your Clinical Practice
Minnesota Dental Hygienists’ Association CE Meeting 
Presentation on January 17, 2020
 
Heather Luebben, ADT, LDH and Deborah Jacobi, RDH, MA from Apple Tree Dental introduced Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), shared Apple Tree’s experience adding SDF as a treatment option including educating staff, patients, and partners about this still relatively new caries arresting medicament, application tips, clinical cases, and SDF’s implications for dental hygienists as educators and clinicians. Links to resources are included.

Click HERE for a handout of the Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) presentation
(Note: this is a large file; might take a minute to download)



    

Medical – Dental Integration in Minnesota Would Benefit from Changes in Law and Policy: Oral Health Issue Brief (2019)   Click HERE


Interprofessional Education Kick-Off Event
Normandale Community College

September 6, 2019

 

Featured speaker:  

Eileen Crespo, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician at Hennepin Healthcare and Vice President of Medical Services at Delta Dental of Minnesota 

Over 140 students, faculty and staff from all Normandale Community College Health Sciences Departments were present for the event. 

Click HERE for video (55:56) 




Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice (includes Coffee Talk videos: How To Get Started; Earn CE Credit)

Dental hygienists can effectively provide "coordinated care" to under-resourced populations in non-traditional health care settings (shown above). Collaborative practice authorization in community settings (Minnesota Statutes 150A.10, subd. 1a) authorizes dental hygienists to practice within a community-focused model resulting in more people with access to preventive services and in finding a dental home.

 

Eva Romero - Forging Change as a Collaborative Practice Dental Hygienist
-Whittier Clinic and Hennepin Healthcare

Eva Romero video link


     

Are you thinking about collaborative dental hygiene practice as a professional option? This is a great place to start...  

                            Coffee Talk Screen Shot

Dental Hygienists and Dentists: learn how YOU can: 

*Expand the number of dental hygienists who provide more people with access to preventive and therapeutic services and help in finding a dental home.  

*Create a collaborative agreement between a licensed dental hygienist and dentist authorizing provision of dental hygiene services in settings such as schools, Head Start centers, long term care settings, mobile dental units, etc. as specified by law and when a dentist need not be on site. 

* Obtain 2 no-cost 'fundamental' continuing dental education credits* 
   - 
View all five Coffee Talk videos (50 minutes, total)   
   - Print out the objectives/presenter biographies page
   - Print out and answer the questions related to each video (45 minutes, total). Answer key is provided with each set of questions. 

Note: A printout of the objectives and completed questions will serve as documentation for your professional portfolio. Continuing Dental Education (CE) credit has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.     

Closed Captioning (CC) is available within each video.                         

  

Objectives/Presenter Biographies for CE Credit HERE

Coffee Talk 1   State of the Union (7:47)
                         Download video HERE 
                         
Download CE questions HERE

Coffee Talk 2   Unraveling the Mysteries - Part I 
(8:58)
                         
Download video HERE  
                        Download CE questions HERE 


Coffee Talk 3   Unraveling the Mysteries - Part II 
(10:36) 
                         
Download video HERE 
                         
Download CE questions HERE 


Coffee Talk 4   Good News and Addressing Challenges 
(10:09) 
                         
Download video HERE 
                         
Download CE questions HERE

Coffee Talk 5   Looking to the Future (10:41) 
                         
Download video HERE
                         
Download CE questions HERE

   



Click: Collaborative Agreement template*

*Reviewed by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, Minnesota Dental Hygienists'
Association and Minnesota Dental Association 

_____________________

Click: Creating Your Collaborative Agreement

Deborah Jacobi, RDH MA

How to navigate the video tutorial: (17 minutes)

* Download time is dependent on your Internet speed.
The video contains audio--turn up your volume.
* T
he video auto-advances. 
Happy learning! 

 



   

Click HERE to register (or dissolve) a collaborative agreement with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry 


Click HERE to access the Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Dental Provider Manual/Dental Services pages (Minnesota Department of Human Services) 



Click HERE to access the Minnesota Department of Human Services: Dental Therapist (DT), Advanced Dental Therapist (ADT), and Collaborative Practice Dental Hygienist (CPDH) Enrollment Criteria and Forms (2019) 

                     

Click HERE to find Minnesota Statutes 150A.10, subd. 1a (law) that authorizes Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice in Community Settings and describes the community settings in which collaborative practice dental hygienists may provide care.     

 

Click HERE to find Minnesota Administrative Rules 3100.8700 that lists/describes dental hygiene scope of practice/procedures that may be provided by a collaborative practice dental hygienist under general supervision and as outlined in a written collaborative agreement. 

           

Click HERE to find extensive information about collaborative practice in the Community Dental Team section/Collaborative Practice Authorization For Dental Hygienists In Community Settings. 




        

Collaborative Practice as a Strategy for Increasing Access to Oral Health Care in Minnesota: Oral Health Issue Brief  (May 31, 2019)

Click HERE


This Issue Brief focuses on collaborative practice models as a strategy to increase access to oral health care for underserved communities in Minnesota. Part I of this Issue Brief outlines new workforce data from the Minnesota Department of Health to help put the oral health workforce landscape in perspective. Part II then describes how collaborative practice models utilizing dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental therapists can improve access to care for those who need it most.



Grant Basics Tutorial (1:02:18)

Nancy Franke Wilson, Executive Director, Minnesota Oral Health Coalition
Professional development class at Normandale Community College
May 18, 2018 
  

              

Click HERE to download the companion PowerPoint presentation handout.
              



Starting a Non-Profit 101. Video (29:03)  Click HERE  
 
Nancy Franke Wilson, Executive Director, Minnesota Oral Health Coalition
              
              
Objectives:
To define and give an understanding of what it means to be a non-profit 
Review the types of non-profits
Give an overview of the steps to gaining non-profit status
Answer the question: "Do I really need to start a non-profit organization to meet my goals?"
       
Closed Captioning (CC) is available within the video. 


Proud of My Op.  

Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA. Highlights the benefits and challenges to providing mobile oral health care with the Adopt-a-Smile program (Minnesota)

“Thanks in part to timely legislative initiatives, our current program model now uses direct access dental hygienists. My operatory is unique in the fact that it is mobile, portable, and ever-changing.”

“Instead of a physical operatory, my op is my genuine care, my relationship with the patient, and my presence.”

RDH magazine, August 2019. pp. 12-16, Click HERE  

                      

Direct Access Model: Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice in Community Settings.

Minnesota dental hygienists moved one giant step closer to independence in 2017 when legislative changes announced a direct access model called Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice in Community Settings.  Click HERE to read RDH magazine's 'The Fight for Independence' by Melissa Turner, who practices independent clinical hygiene in Minnesota under a Collaborative Practice agreement.

Statutes (laws), Rules and Regulations

  

Medical – Dental Integration in Minnesota Would Benefit from Changes in Law and Policy: Oral Health Issue Brief (2019)
   
Click HERE


National Governor's Association: National Conference of State Legislators (2017). Minnesota Department of Health. Framework for Describing and Evaluating Scope of Practice and/or New Licensure Proposals for Policymakers.  




Answers in Support of Regulation of a Health-Related Occupation as Required by Minnesota Statutes 2006, Section 214.002, subdivisions 2 and 3 - Proposal for authorizing changes to Limited Authorization for Dental Hygienists Statute 150A.10.




                                    

Click HERE to find Minnesota Statutes 150A.10, subd. 1a (law) that authorizes Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice in Community Settings and describes the community settings in which collaborative practice dental hygienists may provide care.     

 

Click HERE to find Minnesota Administrative Rules 3100.8700 that lists/describes dental hygiene scope of practice/procedures that may be provided by a collaborative practice dental hygienist under general supervision and as outlined in a written collaborative agreement. 

           

 

Data and Surveillance: Minnesota

Basic Screening Survey (BSS) Calibration Training

September 5, 2019


What is public health surveillance? Public health surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data regarding a health-related event for use in public health action to reduce morbidity and mortality and to improve health.1-3 Data disseminated by a public health surveillance system can be used for immediate public health action, program planning and evaluation, and formulating research hypotheses. The Basic Screening Survey: A Tool for Oral Health Surveillance Not Research. Click HERE for fact sheet. 

Click HERE for videos of the Minnesota Department of Health BSS training:

  • Welcome and Introduction, Prasida Khanal, MPH BDS and Bilquis Khan, MS (Epi/Stats)
  • Oral Health Data Collection and Surveillance, Genelle Lamont, PhD MPH
  • BSS Calibration Training: Kathy Phipps, DrPH Data and Oral Health Surveillance Coordinator/Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
  • BSS Data Collection Instrument, Sharon Oswald,Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and Kathy Phipps/ASTDD 

Inter-professional collaboration: Medical into Dental

Click HERE to access 'Interprofessional Collaboration: If Not Now, When?' by Jackie Fried, RDH, MS, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, who makes a case for community centered, integrated health care. 



Dental Hygienists in Coordinated Care

See how Colorado is utilizing dental hygienists in medical settings: "Improving Oral Health by Integrating Medical and Dental Care"



A Minnesota Dental-Medical Integration Example

Emily Carroll, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, is the Director of Clinical Care at HealthFinders Collaborative.  In her videos, Emily discussed the HealthFinders model of integrating medical in to dental, her roles in the organization, and the relationship with the dental staff.  In two of the videos Emily mentions Renae, who is a collaborative practice dental hygienist, as well as Jenny, a dental hygienist and advanced dental therapist. 

How Dental fits into the Medical TeamVIDEO

Advice to others wanting to adopt this model-  VIDEO

Day in the life of Emily-  VIDEO

How do you manage all your roles-  VIDEO

How do you interact with your team-  VIDEO

School-based Oral Health Programs

 

Policy Frameworks Supporting School-Based Dental Sealant Programs and Their Application in Minnesota: Oral Health Issue Brief (April 2019)
Network for Public Health Law 

Click HERE



Oral Health Summit I
Smiles@School Summit: Interconnecting Children's Oral Health and Learning 

August 4, 2016


The Minnesota Department of Health Oral Health Program, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and Normandale Community College (host site) brought together local and national experts to speak about supporting children's oral health and relating oral health to overall health and academic success. Policies and practices for incorporating or expanding oral health and dental sealant programs were discussed, to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model and the national Sealant Workgroup Recommendations (2017). 

Click HERE for the Summit I Agenda

Click the link to find the full conference video
Smiles@School Oral Health Summit I  

Oral Health Meets the Whole School, Community, Child Model (WSCC) Video (43:01)  Click HERE 

Lynn Bethel Short, RDH MPH 



The Minnesota Department of Health held SEAL Minnesota: Minnesota's Comprehensive, Coordinated School Sealant Program Approach forum on June 22, 2018.


This forum introduced participants to SEAL Minnesota, a state-wide systematic approach to school-based dental sealant programs. The morning session included content experts who discussed opportunities and challenges and addressed how collaborative practice dental hygienists reduce health disparities and increase access to oral health care through school-based dental sealant programs.

The afternoon session was a sealant calibration hands-on lab simulation that included dental hygienists, dental assistants and dentists who either were or were soon to be part of a school-based dental sealant program. 

For further information, contact the Minnesota Department of Health Oral Health Program. 


SEAL Minnesota video

SEAL Minnesota School Sealant Programs/Evidence-Based and Best Practices Forum

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health | Oral Health Program
 

Click HERE to access the SEAL Minnesota Forum video  



School-Based Model

Rural communities are implementing school-based oral health programs that provide fluoride varnish and dental sealants to children. In school-based dental programs, dentists, dental hygienists, and community health workers deliver preventive dental services.   https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/oral-health/2/school-based-model                   


 



Seal America: The Prevention Invention (2016), a step-wise approach manual for planning and implementing school-based dental sealant programs.




School-Based Dental Sealant Programs: Recommendations (2017)Children's Dental Health Project

The national Sealant Workgroup's (SWG) report and recommendations for states and school sealant programs.



Safety Net Dental Clinic manual (Ohio) Modules describing the history, operations, and underlying principles of dental sealant programs. Click HERE


Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: A Resource Guide (3rd ed.) provides information to health professionals to assist them in planning, developing, and implementing efforts to ensure that children and adolescents with special health care needs receive optimal oral health care.



Special Care: An Oral Health Professional's Guide to Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs (2nd ed.) is a series of five modules that provide oral health professionals with information about children with special health care needs and oral health, oral health supervision, prevention of oral disease, and behavior guidance. Free continuing education credits offered.



OSAP Infection Control Dental Programs Using Mobile Vans and Portable Dental Equipment : toolkit: factsheets, site assessment, checklists.

Medical-Dental Integration



   
Medical – Dental Integration in Minnesota Would Benefit from Changes in Law and Policy: Oral Health Issue Brief (2019)  Click HERE



   Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, 
   and the Struggle for Oral Health in
   America

   Mary Otto

Teeth book

The New Press: "From a veteran Washington Post journalist, the view from inside America's mouth-and what our teeth reveal about inequality today" 

https://www.thenewpress.com/books/teeth



The Minnesota Department of Health held the "Bridging the Divide: Innovative Models for Medical-Dental Integration" forum on June 27, 2018. The event reflected on successes and outlined opportunities for future work stemming from two Minnesota Department of Health grants: Models of Collaboration CDC 16-1609 and Impact for Innovation HRSA 16-038.  The speakers described efforts to integrate oral health and chronic disease management, focusing on team-based care and systemic health when creating interventions and leading health systems change.  Contact the MDH Oral Health Program for further information.

Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD)

The dentistry aspect of the PPOD toolkit was discussed in depth at this event.  It shows  practitioners how they can work with each other, as well as with all other members of the health care team, such as primary health care providers, physician assistants, nurse educators, and community health workers, to promote better outcomes for people with diabetes.  Click HERE to access the toolkit.

Long-term Care; Elderly; Dementia/Alzheimers

July 2019

Delta Dental and Ecumen Awakenings presents: Oral Care Series: 

Click HERE to access education videos focusing on oral care for people living with dementia. 

  • Introduction (1:05) 
  • Oral changes and risks (5:24) 
  • Basic oral care for people living with Alzheimer's disease (3:11) 
  • Providing care for an independent person (2:52) 
  • Providing care for a dependent person (2:43) 
  • Techniques and atmosphere (2:02) 



Teaching Oral Health Care for Older Adults  


In a significant expansion of the NLN's signature Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACE.S) program, four new teaching strategies in the critical area of oral health have been added to an array of free resources for nurse faculty. Created in partnership with the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University, they include:

  • Importance of Oral-Systemic Health in Older Adults
  • Oral Health for the Older Adult Living in the Community
  • Developing Inter-professional Education and Practice in Oral Health
  • Performing Oral Health Assessments

Click HERE for National League for Nursing teaching strategies  



Growing Old With a Smile: Oral Care for Older Adults in Long-Term Care


This video series and workbook helps long-term care facilities improve the quality of oral care provided to residents and to assist in compliance with federal and state nursing home regulationsDeveloped by the Minnesota Department of Health and University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Recognition; Awards

2018 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session

Colleen Brickle, RDH EdD, Normandale Community College Dean of Health Sciences, received a Chair of the ADEA Board of Director's Citation at the annual meeting in March 2018. Dr. Leon Assael, DMD, Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors awarded citations to nine individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to ADEA and the dental education community. Congratulations Colleen!




Delta Dental logo

Sincere gratitude to the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation (DDMF) for their strong support of advanced dental therapy students.  Click HERE to find an article highlighting the Normandale Community College Scholarship event (2017), recognizing students benefitting from the Delta Dental Advanced Practice Scholarship Program.




Gratitude to Jeanne Anderson, LDH MPA, for her expert review and recommendations made to the 21st Century Dental Team website.  Thank you! 

Professional Development; Videos; Training Modules, etc.

Video Tutorials   
                Nancy Franke Wilson, Executive Director, Minnesota Oral Health Coalition
Grant Basics (1:02:18)
Professional development class at Normandale Community College; May 18, 2018   
Click HERE to download the companion PowerPoint presentation handout. 


                                                                                           
                                            
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Starting a Non-Profit 101 (29:03) video Click HERE  
Nancy Franke Wilson 
Objectives:
  • To define and give an understanding of what it means to be a non-profit 
  • Review the types of non-profits
  • Give an overview of the steps to gaining non-profit status
  • Answer the question: "Do I really need to start a non-profit organization to meet my goals?"
       
     Closed Captioning (CC) is available within this video.



 

Are you thinking about collaborative dental hygiene practice as a professional option? This is a great place to start...  

                            Coffee Talk Screen Shot

Dental Hygienists and Dentists: learn how YOU can: 

*Expand the number of dental hygienists who provide more people with access to preventive and therapeutic services and help in finding a dental home.  

*Create a collaborative agreement between a licensed dental hygienist and dentist authorizing provision of dental hygiene services in settings such as schools, Head Start centers, long term care settings, mobile dental units, etc. as specified by law and when a dentist need not be on site. 

* Obtain 2 no-cost 'fundamental' continuing dental education credits* 
   - 
View all five Coffee Talk videos (50 minutes, total)   
   - Print out the objectives/presenter biographies page
   - Print out and answer the questions related to each video (45 minutes, total). Answer key is 
       provided with each set of questions. 

Note: A printout of the objectives and completed questions will serve as documentation for your professional portfolio. Continuing Dental Education (CE) credit has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.     

Closed Captioning (CC) is available within each video.                         

  

Objectives/Presenter Biographies for CE Credit HERE

Coffee Talk 1   State of the Union (7:47)
                         Download video HERE 
                         
Download CE questions HERE

Coffee Talk 2   Unraveling the Mysteries - Part I 
(8:58)
                         
Download video HERE  
                        Download CE questions HERE 


Coffee Talk 3   Unraveling the Mysteries - Part II 
(10:36) 
                         
Download video HERE 
                         
Download CE questions HERE 


Coffee Talk 4   Good News and Addressing Challenges 
(10:09) 
                         
Download video HERE 
                         
Download CE questions HERE

Coffee Talk 5   Looking to the Future (10:41) 
                         
Download video HERE
                         
Download CE questions HERE



Proceedings from: 

 
            

                         ORAL HEALTH SUMMIT
                              August 2, 2019
Health industry leaders and subject matter experts focused on:
  • Dementia friendly dental practice
  • Medical dental integration
  • Data driven dental care
  • Collaborative dental hygiene practice
 
VIDEOS:  
  • Opening: Minnesota Dental Association (2:01) Click HERE

  • Dementia Friendly Dental Practice: Dr. Stephen Shuman; Dawn Simonson, MPA (57:24) Click HERE 

  • Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice: Dr. Colleen Brickle; Bilquis Khan Jiwani, MSc (Epi), MBA, MSc (Stats) (31:20) Click HERE 

  • Diagnostic Coding: Dr. Mark Jurkovich  (56:18) Click HERE  

  • Working Towards Medical Dental Integration within Primary Care: Dr. Erin Westfall (50:22) Click HERE 
 



Oral Health Summit II- August 3, 2017

Minnesota 21st Century Dental Team: Toward Access for All


Normandale Community College, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, hosted an event on August 3, 2017 intended to move thinking about provision of oral health care in an interprofessional direction. Speakers described their vision and experiences in development of a "Minnesota 21st Century Dental Team" to improve access to care and reduce health disparities.  

Click HERE to see the full day's video of the event

Click HERE for Summit II Agenda


Summit II speakers featured in the video:

  • Keynote
    The Big Picture -Bob Russell, DDS, MPH
    Video (21:19) Click HERE 

  • Legal Strategies to Advance Oral Health - Jill Krueger, JD
  • Collective Impact PanelKey Stakeholder Groups

  • Collective Impact to Address Access to Care - Joseph P. Lally, JD
    Video (17:36) Click HERE

  • MN Health Equity Lens - Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, MD
  • MN Older Adults Basic Screening Survey -Megan Clare Craig-Kuhn, BA and Peggy Running, BSDH, GDH

  • Moving Towards Value Based Care - Margaret Langelier, MSHSA
    Video (50:15) Click HERE

  • 21st Century Dental Team - HealthFinders Collaborative






Click HERE to access the video "Dental Crisis in America" and hear how community health centers and programs like 'Tooth Tutor' are addressing health disparities in America today-

(Video used with permission)



PBS Newshour   
January 3, 2018  6:25 EST   Special correspondent Cat Wise

This new treatment could make your next trip to the dentist more bearable. 

The story features use of silver nitrate, a widely used liquid antimicrobial medical treatment, with fluoride varnish, a widely used dental product, to stop tooth decay.

This feature is part of PBS' Breakthrough reporting for a weekly series about the Leading Edge of science and technology. 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/this-new-treatment-could-make-your-next-trip-to-the-dentist-more-bearable



Basic Expectations for Safe Care Training Modules  


Click HERE to access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Oral Health training modules.  This series of 10 modules covers the basic principles of infection prevention and control that form the basis for CDC recommendations for dental health care settings.

It complements CDC's Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, and was developed to increase adherence to established infection prevention practices.  The training is appropriate for prevention coordinators, educators, consultants, and other oral health care personnel.



Safety Net logo

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is pleased to announce the release of Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual (2nd edition). This manual is designed to help safety net dental clinic directors, administrators, and others address a wide range of issues related to clinic development and operations.

The manual includes supply lists, floor plans, photographs, budget worksheets, and quality- improvement plans and addresses topics such as clinic policies, clinic efficiency, professional standards, funding strategies, and clinic design.  

Publications

Click HERE to read A Week in the Life of a Dual-Licensed Advanced Dental Therapist.  Minnesota's Heather Luebben, ADT LDH shares with the reader how she has expanded her career as a dental hygienist (2002) followed by graduation with Minnesota's first class of dental therapists (2011). Heather states that "variety is the common denominator in [her] professional life" and she describes her work as a dual-licensed professional with Apple Tree Dental. 


Dental Therapy in Minnesota- Issue Brief (2018)
Minnesota Department of Health; Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Click HERE 


  
Issue Brief: Policy Frameworks Supporting School-Based Dental Sealant Programs and Their Application in Minnesota. Network for Public Health Law.  (April 2019)  Click HERE This Issue Brief identifies innovative laws and policies for more widespread consideration, adoption and implementation at the state level. 


Blog Post: Access to Oral Health Care in the U.S. Remains an Issue, but Innovative Workforce Approaches Can Help. Network for Public Health Law.  (May 8, 2019). Click HERE 

Issue Brief: Collaborative Practice as a Strategy for Increasing Access to Oral Health Care in Minnesota. Network for Public Health Law.  (May 31 2019)  Click HERE This Issue Brief focuses on collaborative practice models as a strategy to increase access to oral health care for underserved communities in Minnesota.


Issue Brief: Medical-Dental Integration in Minnesota Would Benefit from Changes in Law and Policy. Network for Public Health Law. (August 29, 2019).  Click HERE This issue brief summarizes the emergence of new conceptual frameworks for medical-dental integration, and briefly describes the need to address persistent practical and legal barriers to integration.

 



An Expanded Vision for Dentistry  

Dr. Rick Valachovic, ADEA President and CEO, posted the article An Expanded Vision for Dentistry by Michael Glick, DMD, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Glick is a champion of dental and primary care integration and is quoted as saying "Let's seize the opportunities before us, and begin to view the dental office as a portal to primary care." Click HERE 



Chicago Tribune- Commentary: One change to dental care that could save lives, money

By Grover Norquist and Don Berwick

January 2, 2018

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-dental-therapists-dentists-teeth-health-care-0103-20180102-story.html 

"States are beginning to embrace what The New York Times has called "a big idea" for social change: a new category of dental care providers that can mitigate many [oral health] problems without burdening taxpayers or state budgets with bigger government or regulations."

Historical Documents/Early Support/Archived Resources

The Minnesota Model: Advanced Dental Hygiene Practice Timeline



Timeline illustration

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Early Support for Innovative Pathways 

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Innovative Pathways to Advanced Practice for Dental Hygienists:  Meeting the Needs of Minnesota's Underserved Populations

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) award initiative (2015); partnership of Metropolitan State University, Normandale Community College and the Minnesota Department of Health to expand the dental hygienists' role in providing oral health care to vulnerable, underserved, and rural populations.  




In Memory: They Embodied a Collective Impact

We dedicate this section to our passionate and visionary colleagues who were instrumental in advancement of collaborative dental hygiene practice and development of advanced dental hygiene practice/dental therapy. Their innovative contributions will not be forgotten and will continue to provide the impetus for future solutions to the delivery of care.

Thank you. We miss you!

In Memorium: Ann Johnson (left)
Executive Director Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation

With friends/colleagues: Sarah Wovcha (center), Children's Dental
Services and Colleen Brickle (right), Normandale Community College

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In Memorium: Patricia (Pat) Glasrud RDH MPH (middle) 
 Minnesota Dental Association 

With friends/colleagues: Amos Deinard (left), 
University of Minnesota/Dept. of Pediatrics and
Craig Amundson (right), Health Partners

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In Memorium: Leslie Nordgren, PhD Research Analyst

MN Department of Health, Office of Rural Health
and Primary Care
 

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Paul Walker

In Memorium: Paul Walker, DDS

U of M School of Dentistry, Metropolitan
 State University 
Advanced Dental Therapy
program, Minnesota Board of Dentistry
 



EARLY SUPPORTERS of INNOVATIVE PATHWAYS for DENTAL HYGIENISTS


Delta Dental of Minnesota

Apple Tree Dental

American Dental Hygienists Association

Minnesota Dental Hygienists' Association 

Minnesota Board of Dentistry

Minnesota Department of Health Oral Health Program

Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Minnesota Oral Health Coalition

Minnesota Dental Association

Minnesota Community Foundation

Metropolitan State University



Resources

Consideration of External Requests to Post Material to Minnesota's 21st Century Dental Team Toolkit

  • Content is primarily focused on oral health, is clinically relevant, and is [preferably] created by licensed dental professionals.
  • Content promotes a system of medical-dental integration. 
  • Content is educational in nature and has a public health focus (prevention, community water fluoridation, sealants, non-traditional dental delivery models, access to care for all including under/un-insured individuals, older adults, etc.).
  • Content is directly relevant to Minnesota's oral health community, dental hygiene, collaborative dental hygiene practice, & resources that support increasing access to dental care.