Oral Health Improvement Collaborative

Bringing Us Together

Our Oral Health Improvement Collaborative is a no cost, hands-on learning collaborative in which participants learn fundamental quality improvement methods to advance oral health and access to dental care for children.

The program provides instruction and project support to medical and dental providers, schools and community-based organizations who work with children.

The Oral Health Improvement Collaborative utilizes a mix of learning sessions, virtual meetings and individualized team coaching. Activities focus on infrastructure (team-based care, workflow redesign, motivational interviewing) and delivery of health services (oral health screenings, risk assessment, application of fluoride varnish).

Who Should Participate

The collaborative is designed to include participants from medical and dental practices, private offices, and non-co-located medical and dental clinic sites.

  • Schools & community organizations
  • Health plans
  • Pediatricians & family medicine physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurse practitioners & physician assistants
  • Clinic leadership
  • Clinical support staff

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the prevalence of dental caries and the harmful effects of dental disease in children.
  • Use of quality improvement methods to test and implement best practices for advancing children’s oral health.

Benefits of Participation

  • Part IV Maintenance of Certification credit. (family physicians and pediatricians)
  • No cost CDE and CME credit provided for participation in the collaborative
  • Increased performance on quality measures to better position clinics for the Dental Transformation Initiative funding
  • Learning best practices and networking with national experts and other dental and medical professionals from the full range of primary care and dental practice settings across LA County
  • Resources offered through More LA Smiles (e.g., training for medical providers on risk assessment and fluoride application, a registry providing dental provider and oral health resources and referral)
  • Additional training offered through More LA Smiles (e.g., Smiles for Life, Access to Baby and Child Dentistry, California Department of Health Care Services Risk-Based Care)

Have Questions?

We will be happy to answer any questions regarding our opportunities.
Your inquiries will be directed to a More LA Smiles representative, and you will receive a response as soon as possible.

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