|Just Take One |
The City of Portland's Children's Oral Health Program recently had an opportunity to share the success of their Just Take One project. Vaneesa Woodward (on left) and Barbara Yeboah and traveled to Denver to present at the National Oral Health Conference.
After seeing a huge unmet need for restorative care among the children in their school based dental clinics they were inspired to develop Just Take One, an idea modeled after a California program of donated orthodontic services.
The program matches children in acute need of dental care with dentists willing to donate services and/or bill MaineCare. The Oral Health Program acts as a facilitator and case manager, making the process as simple as possible for both patient and dentist. It has been a rewarding experience for all involved according to Barbara Yeboah, "we have had 15 dentists participate and they have found the experience very rewarding, and of course the children and families are very happy." read on.
|Tooth Ferry Turns Five. Washington County Children's Program Mobile Dental Clinic|
May marks the fifth year of the Tooth Ferry, WCCP's Child and Youth Dental Program and the first Maine made mobile dental clinic.
The first year the team saw 200 children, and now they are seeing over 900 kids a year!
Good work Tooth Fairies!
|Improving Oral Health Care for Young Children A new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy
|Promising models for for improving the oral health of young children, best oral health public health measures and the need for an expanded oral health workforce are among the topic covered in this newly release report. This is a good read for anyone interested in oral health policy. To see the full report, click here.
|MDAC meeting June 8
We will be discussing MDAC priorities for the coming year, and learning from the field what is happening in Maine.
All are welcome! Call 266-7566 x 218 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are coming.
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