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Reaching Beyond the Operatory

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Dental hygienists are well-equipped to advocate for improving access to care for the nation’s most vulnerable populations.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify those populations with the most unmet dental needs.
  2. Discuss the role of increasing licensure portability, expanding scope of practice for dental hygienists, instituting reimbursement reform, and using midlevel practitioners in improving access to care.
  3. Explain how dental hygienists can advocate for improved access to oral healthcare among vulnerable populations.

This course was issued in January 2021 and expires January 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for AGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2026. Provider ID# 317924
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