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Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual (2nd ed.)

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Doherty M, Bingham D, Kislak R, Kolo S, Barzel R, Holt K (eds.). 2018. Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual (2nd ed.). Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute; Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Senior Editors

Mark Doherty, D.M.D., M.P.H., C.C.H.P., Safety Net Solutions
Katrina Holt, M.P.H., M.S., R.D., FAND, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

Editors

Ruth Barzel, M.A.
Dori Bingham, B.A.
Sarah Kolo

Editor and Project Coordinator

Rebecca Kislak, J.D.

Associate Editor

Danielle Apostolon, B.S.

Essential Elements

Unit Editor
Steve Geiermann, D.D.S.

Contributing Subject Matter Expert
Marty Lieberman, D.D.S.

Facilities and Staffing

Unit Editor
William Donigan, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Contributing Subject Matter Experts
Jack Luomanen, D.M.D.
Bruce Wilcox, D.M.D.

Finances

Unit Editor
Allen Patterson, C.P.A., C.G.M.A., F.A.C.M.P.E., M.H.A.

Contributing Subject Matter Experts
Greg LaChance, D.D.S.
Maggie Maule, D.M.D., M.B.A.

Administrative Operations

Unit Editor
Bob Russell, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Contributing Subject Matter Experts
Carolyn Brown, D.D.S.
Jane Gillette, D.D.S.
Tim Martinez, D.M.D.
David Rosenstein, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Bruce Wilcox, D.M.D.
Scott Wolpin, D.M.D.

Quality Management

Unit Editor
Mark Koday, D.D.S.

Clinical Operations

Unit Editor
Bob Russell, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Contributing Subject Matter Experts
Sung-Kiang Chuang, D.M.D., M.D., D.M.Sc.
Kathy Eklund, R.D.H., M.H.P.
Jane Gillette, D.D.S.
Tim Martinez, D.M.D.

Reviewers

Steve Geiermann. D.D.S.
Beverly Isman, R.D.H., M.P.H.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Mark Doherty and Dori Bingham of the DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions and Katrina Holt of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center for their commitment to producing the manual.

Funding

Funding for the second edition of the manual was provided by the DentaQuest Institute and by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) under cooperative agreement (U44MC30806) to Georgetown University, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the official position or policy of HHS, HRSA, or the U.S. government, nor should any endorsements be inferred.

Copyright

Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual (2nd ed.) © 2018 by National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University

Permission is given to save and print this publication and to forward it, in its entirety, to others. Requests for permission to use all or part of the information contained in this publication in other ways should be sent to the address below.

All materials produced by other organizations that are included in this manual are being used with the permission of the author or publisher.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
(202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: www.mchoralhealth.org


 

First Edition

Editor

Beverly Isman, R.D.H., M.P.H.
Mark Siegal, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Authors

Jay Balzer, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Beverly Isman, R.D.H., M.P.H.
R. Frank Martin, D.D.S., M.P.H.
John Neale, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Cathy Raymond, R.D.H., B.S.
Mark Siegal, D.D.S., M.P.H.

History

Although many have recognized the value of a comprehensive safety net dental clinic manual, it was the vision of the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Oral Health Services that brought it into being. The original manual (2003) was an ambitious undertaking that required a partnership among agencies and individuals. The manual was a collaboration between the Ohio Department of Health, the Indian Health Service, and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. Mark Siegal served as project director and Beverly Isman was primary editor and project manager.

Funding

The development of the manual was supported by HRSA, MCHB, through Ohio’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (grant number: B04MC0031206) and Community Integrated Services Systems Grants (grant numbers: H47MC0001103 and H47MC0001104) as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (contract number: U93MC0017703). Special thanks to John Rossetti, MCHB, for providing valuable assistance to the project.