Monday Roundtable Luncheon
Timeliness is an important component of quality care. The Michigan Maternal Infant Oral Health Project (MIMIOH), funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), integrates registered dental hygienists (RDH) within an obstetric setting to provide care efficiently as part of an inter-professional team. This project is a coordinated partnership involving the University of Detroit Mercy, the MDHHS Oral Health Program, and the Michigan Primary Care Association.
Grant funding supports the development and implementation of this perinatal medical-dental integration project at six Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites. The utilization of FQHC sites is a natural fit for innovative and integrated care, particularly in the development of a perinatal oral health program, delivered to patients in predominantly underserved communities. By placing a designated RDH in a fully equipped dental room stationed permanently within the obstetric clinic, team members can expand best practices into a standardized collaborative model.
Roundtable participants will examine the development and structure this project, discover the methodology and protocol developed and utilized by participating FQHCs, discuss successes faced by participants as well as challenges and obstacles that sites have needed to overcome in the development of this program. Upon completion of the session, attendees will depart with resources and the knowledge to begin developing a similar program at their own institutions.