Recording: HIV & Oral Health Webinar Series Part 1: Trauma Informed Dental Care (12/13/22)
Recorded on December 13, 2022
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Healthcare delivery in the United States has changed dramatically during the past few decades; simultaneously, the role of dentists has evolved as well. A landmark report by the Institute of Medicine suggests that dental practitioners work closely with other health professionals—particularly when patients have complex health conditions—and that this trend will continue in the future. The report also recommended the provision of holistic patient care and the modeling of excellent clinical and communication skills as a teaching tool for dental students. The importance of interprofessional and patient collaboration is emphasized by the American Dental Association in its strategic plan, which includes a goal to “improve public health outcomes through a strong collaborative profession, and through effective collaboration across the spectrum of our external stakeholders.” Dentists and other oral health professionals can improve the experience of care for their clients by adopting this approach. Up to 90% of people with HIV report at least one or more severe traumatic events in their lifetime (Pence et al., 2007). Dentists are responsible for working with all patients to help them feel comfortable, safe, and connected, which helps create optimal opportunities for recovery and healing.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Provide an overview of the approach used by a Part F Community-Based Dental Partnership (CBDP) to integrate/implement trauma-informed care into their program.
- Provide concrete examples of strategies participants can apply to create a more trauma-informed practice to improve the delivery of dental care.
Jill A. York, DDS, MAS, FICD, FACD
Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinics
Hunterdon Endowed Chair for Dental Public Health
Professor, Department of Community Health
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Check out the topic page, Oral Health and HIV, from NEAETC's online HIV Resource Library.
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A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Black or African American
- Hispanic or LatinX
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
- Gay, lesbian, bisexual
- People Experiencing Homlessness
- Immigrants or Refugees
- Rural populations
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
- Behavioral Prevention
- Acute HIV
- Aging and HIV
- Linkage to Care
- Retention and/or re-engagement in care
- Stigma or discrimination
- Team-based care (i.e. interprofessional training)