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Impact of interprofessional oral health care

Authors Larsson L

Received 11 October 2015

Accepted for publication 24 October 2015

Published 14 December 2015 Volume 2015:6 Pages 181—184


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Laurens Holmes, Jr

Laura S Larsson

College of Nursing, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA

I read with enthusiasm the evaluation results of Colorado’s oral health education (OHE) initiative reported by Braun et al.1 As the health care community attempts to address the problem of persistent early childhood caries, expanding service delivery to nontraditional environments and expanding the scope of practice to non-dental providers are both promising ideas. I applaud Colorado and the other states where they have tied Medicaid reimbursement for non-dental providers to completing an OHE training program. I further applaud the effort of Braun and her team to evaluate the policy initiative. As other states consider how to move forward, it should be helpful for them to read the results of the strategies tested in Colorado.

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