The purpose of our proposed oral health workforce grant is to strengthen and enhance the vulnerable dental safety net in the most underserved region of South Carolina.
Our purpose will be achieved through four goals:
- Improved recruitment and retention of private practice, safety net and National Health Service Corps dentists in the Pee Dee region
- Improved oral health of children through the integration of oral health interprofessional services in an existing primary care school-based telehealth program
- Increased number of children with special health care needs who have access to continuous, high quality oral health care services
- Improved availability and efficiencies of interprofessional pediatric oral health services through an innovative Public Health Regional Oral Health Systems Coordinator (ROHSC).