Dental Health at Well-Child Visits
Applying fluoride varnish at well-child visits is an easy and effective way to address oral health for those who may not have access to dental visits. Varnish can be applied in less than 5 minutes by medical assistants and nurses, reduces chance of decay, and can even reverse mild decay.
American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Oral Health website
Workshops to improve clinical referrals for dental care were held November 2016 and February 2017, hosted by Sonoma County Dental Health Network. Participants from local community health centers, non-profit community organizations and medical offices utilized process mapping to examine and consider strategies for improvement to dental referrals under three scenarios: non-urgent, urgent, and prenatal. Workshop participants received an Oral Health Integration toolkit from Qualis Health. The workshop may be repeated for sufficient demand.
Please contact us to inquire about upcoming workshops.
Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI)
A movement funded by (HRSA) and organized by the California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, to find and implement best practices for maternal and infant health. Participating community health centers in Sonoma County will be performing rapid cycle strategy trials with the goal of improving access to and quality of dental care received by expectant mothers and infants.
Please contact us to inquire about participating in the strategy trials.