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Bassett Healthcare Network School-Based Health Program

Integration of Oral Health into a School-Based Health (SBH) Program

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DTA Foundation

The School-Based Health Program (SBH) will be a laboratory for integrating oral health services into a pediatric practice. Once the integration tools and protocols are developed the effort will be spread to other practices providing children's health services within the Bassett Healthcare Network. The project focus will be: oral health assessment, fluoride varnish application, referrals to dentist as needed and treatment for students at the levels Pre-K through second grade. This project will fund a part-time staff liaison responsible for the design and implementation of a caries-risk assessment tool that is tied to the electronic medical record. The project will be developed and implemented by a SBH team of oral health champions comprised of a dentist, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and dental hygienist.