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Expanding Access to Oral Health Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Lessons Learned

Expanding Access to Oral Health Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Lessons Learned

May 2012
Boston University School of Public Health Health and Disability Working Group

Description

Lessons learned on developing oral health services for people living with HIV/AIDS, based upon experiences of a SPNS national research and evaluation demonstration project.

Report includes:

  • Background and methods.
  • Program start-up (decisions made about program models, mobile dental units, and challenges encountered with staff and patient recruitment).
  • Strategies for success (interventions contributing to patient outcomes, including dental case management, transportation, creating satellite clinics, patient education and integrated medical and dental care).
  • Sustainability.

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