Seminar - 90 Minutes
This seminar will engage participants interactively and encourage application of new research findings to develop/enhance strategies for integrating OH in training the primary care workforce. To address oral health (OH) disparity, new delivery models must involve the primary care workforce who traditionally have not been engaged in OH care. Health schools/programs have varying degrees of OH instruction. To inform the workshop discussion, we will present our findings from interviewing 31 US primary care training schools/programs exploring components of development, implementation, and sustainability of OH curricula.
After Introductions we will present qualitative study’s methodology and results highlighting major themes and recommendations for OH training in health school/program education. We will then engage the audience in small groups, discuss experiences with OH integration and our findings to enhance training; followed by reports back to the entire group. A large group discussion will then focus on engaging others to impact workforce change.