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Ohio Safety Net Dental Clinics is a comprehensive online portal to the tools and information necessary to start and maintain the operations and delivery of health care services in safety net dental clinics in Ohio.
Read about Ohio's safety net dental clinics.

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Distance Learning

Eight distance learning curricula

Online training in clinic operations, financial management, and clinical care for staff. Continuing education credits are available as well as self-assessment quizzes.

News and Resources

» In the News: Wood County receives nearly $825,000 'surprise' grant to develop dental center. Read this and other Dental News in Ohio.

» CDC: Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care

» The Ohio Department of Health has released a Competitive Solicitation for State Fiscal Year 2017 for the Dental OPTIONS grant program. Dental OPTIONS (Ohio Partnership To Improve Oral health through access to Needed Services) is a partnership between the Ohio Dental Association and the Ohio Department of Health. The mission of the OPTIONS program is to assist Ohioans with special health care needs and/or financial barriers obtain needed dental care.

» New! Federal reports

» Ohio School Nurse Toolkit from the Children's Oral Health Action Team helps plan and implement an oral health program in schools and school districts.

» School-Based Dental Sealant Program Reference Guide for Tooth Surface Assessment and Selection.
This pocket guide reviews the criteria and methods for tooth selection prior to sealant placement, repair, or replacement.


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Operational Manuals

 Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual

Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual
Intended to assist oral health professionals implement a safety net dental clinic. Includes links to sample policies, budget worksheets, design tips, equipment photos, and websites.

Mobile-Portable Dental Manual

Mobile-Portable Dental Manual
Iinformation to help make decisions about programs using mobile vehicles, portable equipment, or a combination system.

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Safety Net Dental Clinics

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Accessing Oral Health Care in Ohio

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