Monday Roundtable Luncheon
We all know oral health is important. Many of us can get to the dentist, but the addictions and severe and persistent mentally ill as well as the behavior health population has a difficult time getting to the dentist, so we bring the dentist to them! We have educated the medical provider and staff to do oral health assessments and refer to a dental home, if they cannot get to a dental home, then we bring the dental home to them. This has resulted in many members of this population having someone actually look in their mouth for the first time in a long time, and they are finally getting some of the care they need! Oregon is one of the last states with adult dental expanded medicaid benefits and we are working every day to ensure our members make full use of them!