Photo courtesy of Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.
In the August session of Hot Topics in Practice, Christina Peters speaks about the use of dental aides to expand oral health services in tribal communities.
American Indian and Alaska Native children have more tooth decay than other populations. In the August session of Hot Topics in Practice, Christina Peters, Native Dental Therapy Initiative Project Director at Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, speaks about why this heath disparity exists and what is being done to eliminate it.
In this one-hour webinar, Peters will review the major barriers to accessing oral health services in tribal settings and describe how these communities are using policy, advocacy, and training to expand care networks and reduce costs. She will explain how dental health aid therapists play a critical role in accomplishing this work and how their practices vary in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.
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Date: August 23, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; Public health nurses and oral health specialists; Primary care providers and community health clinic staff
Christina Peters, Director of Oral Health, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
About Hot Topics in Practice
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.