- Identify the ways in which a dental hygienist can provide mobile dentistry in his/her state, including specifics on scope of practice and collaboration with a dentist
- Discuss the challenges that mobile clinicians have faced in the past and currently face
- Describe the steps necessary to start, build, launch, and scale a non-profit or for-profit mobile program, including an overview of grant writing
- Describe real-life examples of mobile dental clinics in schools, Headstart and WIC based mobile dental clinics, care facilities, and workplaces
- Explore what it takes to initiate, build, and maintain collaborative relationships within the local community, the dental community, and industry leaders in order to educate and build awareness
Providing dental hygiene services in non-traditional settings is essential to increase access to care and is an exciting career choice for dental hygienists. Fast paced educational program will support the development of a mobile dentistry program in your community. This course will assist with goal setting, building community awareness, highlight the benefits of interprofessional collaboration, as well as information on providing dental services in settings such as schools, care facilities, and workplaces.