Topic: Oral Health Care
Oral health care includes diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services provided by a dental health care professional licensed to provide health care in the State or jurisdiction, including general dental practitioners, dental specialists, and dental hygienists, as well as licensed and trained and dental assistants.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program supports oral health services through all program parts as well as the Part F Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) and Community-Based Dental Partnership Program (CBDPP). See the Grant Recipient Map for details.
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Guidelines and Manuals
Collection of clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2017Performance measures to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs monitor and improve the quality of care they deliver.
Webinars and Training
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2014
This webinar-based curriculum was developed by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau to assist primary care providers with the information they need to recognize and manage oral health and disease for people living with HIV/AIDS.
IHIP, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)December 2013
Lessons learned, tips, and tools from participants in the SPNS Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative.
Tools and Job Aids
Cleveland/Lorain/Elyria TGAApril 2011
Tools developed by a Part A program to monitor programs and services.
El Rio Community Health CenterJune 2008Patient satisfaction survey on dental services, with questions about quality of care and satisfaction with services. Developed by El Rio Community Health Center under the Ryan White Community Based Dental Partnership Program.
Referral forms and dental record review forms for dental care. Developed by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey under the Ryan White Community Based Dental Partnership Program.
UMDNJJune 2008Outline/template for a strategic plan to guide an HIV/AIDS dental program, with sections on reporting, management of services, quality, consumer involvement, educational programs, and collaborative activities. Developed by UMDNJ under the Ryan White Community Based Dental Partnership Program.
Loma Linda UniversityJune 2008Sample agreement with roles and responsibilities of collaborating partners to educate dental students in the clinical and psychosocial aspects of providing care to clients with HIV disease and to bring HIV dental services to previously unserved clients.
Focus group protocol to gather feedback from current dental clinic patients. Developed by Lutheran Medical Center and El Rio Community Health Centers under the Ryan White Community Based Dental Partnership Program.
Reports and Best Practices
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)July 2012
Special issue of Public Health Reports journal presenting findings from the SPNS Oral Health Initiative. Fifteen sites are featured.
Boston University School of Public HealthMay 2012Utilization and cost estimates for delivery of HIV/AIDS oral health care for use by policymakers and providers as they factor in the cost of service expansion for these services.
Boston University School of Public HealthMay 2012Lessons learned on developing oral health services for people living with HIV/AIDS, based upon experiences of a SPNS national research and evaluation demonstration project.
Boston University School of Public HealthOctober 2009Lessons learned in engaging and retaining PLWHA in oral health care.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2008
Report on the Ryan White Community Based Dental Partnership Program (CBDPP), featuring data on clients served, providers trained, and insights on service delivery, provider training, and patient education.
Boston University School of Public HealthJanuary 2008
Roles of dental case managers and other oral health staff in recruiting, engaging, and retaining patients in oral and other HIV/AIDS care through scheduling, transportation support, building relationships, and other techniques.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2017
Tested and proven strategies on delivery of HIV Care, based upon HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) projects.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2017
Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics.
Boston University School of Public HealthNovember 2012
Strategies and lessons learned from SPNS oral health initiative grantees on effective ways to engage and retain clients in HIV oral health care.