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East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Centers (PDF, 306 KB)
The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Centers operate in many locations across North Carolina. The purpose of these centers is two-fold: individuals who need dental care receive increased access to services and dental students receive clinical training. Services include cleanings, sealants, x-rays, extractions, fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and root canals. The community service learning centers target individuals living in rural and underserved areas of North Carolina.

Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc. (PDF, 328 KB)
Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc., established in 1995, is a community-based clinic located in Huntington, West Virginia. Services include cleanings, fillings, extractions, and patient education. The clinic also provides prescription assistance through the Huntington Area Prescription Assistance Program. The organization targets underserved populations including low-income individuals, as well as the underinsured and individuals without insurance.

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (PDF, 718 KB) Promising Program
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy CHC) is a nonprofit federally qualified health center that serves over 84 communities across Massachusetts. The Health Center utilizes a family practice model of care and provides a variety of services, including comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral health and specialty care, health education and nutritional counseling, and pharmacy services. As a federally qualified CHC, Kennedy CHC’s mission is to not only treat illness, but also to prevent it by promoting and maintaining health. Care is provided to anyone regardless of income, as dental services are provided on a sliding fee scale and to individuals who are covered by MassHealth (Medicaid), Medicare, or other types of commercial dental insurance.

Elder Dental Program (PDF, 705 KB) Promising Program
The Elder Dental Program is a community-based nonprofit program dedicated to helping low-income older adults access quality dental care at reduced costs. To qualify for this program, adults must be over the age of 60, lack dental insurance, live in the program’s service area, and have an annual income of up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Elder Smiles (PDF, 629 KB) Promising Program
The goal of Elder Smiles is to improve the oral health of older adults living in long-term care facilities by providing preventive oral health care, referrals for restorative care, and dental homes for ongoing care. For older adults without a dental home, Elder Smiles will provide the participant with a dental home in the community or a volunteer dentist that serves the facility. The Johnson County Health Department (JCHD) administers the program.

Elderly Oral Health Care Consulting, Inc. (PDF, 370 KB)
Elderly Oral Health Care Consulting, Inc. is located in Westland, Michigan. Services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, referrals, and education to patients, caregivers, and providers. The organization primarily offers oral health education to nursing home and assisted living facility staff members. This training covers topics such as common oral health problems that older adults experience, as well as tips and skills for providing daily care. Additionally, the organization operates a mobile service to provide basic services in residential settings for Medicaid beneficiaries. It targets low-income older adults, individuals with disabilities, and children.

ElderSmile (PDF, 707 KB) Promising Program
The ElderSmile program is designed to improve the oral health of older residents in northern Manhattan through outreach programs held at senior centers and other locations where seniors gather. Dental school faculty or staff deliver 20-minute health promotion presentations at the community locations while other staff and dental students provide support. Individuals are screened for three conditions: oral health and oral cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. Individuals requiring follow-up dental care are referred to their dentist or one of the Columbia University affiliated community-based dental treatment centers if they do not have a regular dentist. Transportation is arranged for dental and medical appointments for individuals requiring this assistance. The program services 51 sites in the Harlem and Washington Heights-Inwood communities for three to four hours at a time.

Elks Dental Care Program (PDF, 667 KB) Promising Program
Missouri's Elks Dental Care Program was established to serve the dental needs of children with physical disabilities and of children and adults with developmental and mental disabilities. Two mobile units serve multiple locations throughout the state.

Engaging AARP to Expand Community Partners That Address Oral Health with Their Stakeholders (PDF, 326 KB)
Engaging AARP to Expand Community Partners That Address Oral Health with Their Stakeholders is a strategy used in Washington state to engage older adults in conversations about oral health. The two major components of the program are teleconferences covering oral health education, and targeted mailers to certain geographic regions. This service is available to AARP members residing in Washington (ages 60 and older).

Engaging Community Health Centers in Increasing the Number of Older Adults They Serve (PDF, 326 KB)
Engaging Community Health Centers in Increasing the Number of Older Adults They Serve is a program based in the state of Washington. Through this program, the Washington Dental Service (WDS) Foundation works to support the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers (WACMHC) in addressing the needs of low-income individuals. One of the ways in which the WDS Foundation provides support is through the Dental Learning Network (DLN). The DLN, established in 2009, is a group of dental directors who collaborate quarterly. Meetings cover a variety of topics including changes in health policy, and allow open discussion and time for sharing best practices, strategies, and problem solving. The overall goal is to improve disease prevention, operations and financial sustainability.

Engaging Community Health Workers in Oral Health (PDF, 327 KB)
Engaging Community Health Workers in Oral Health, launched in 2015, is a 90 minute in-person training in oral health for community health workers (CHWs) based in the state of Washington, sponsored by the Washington Dental Service Foundation. In this course, CHWs learn to promote oral health and connect individuals to care.

Establishing Nonprofit Dental Clinics to Serve Seniors (PDF, 327 KB)
Washington Dental Service Foundation’s Establishing Nonprofit Dental Clinics to Serve Seniors program provides assistance and support to community leaders and existing clinics looking to offer or expand dental services. The program aims to increase access to care for underserved populations and older adults.