Dental Health Aides
"Dental Health Aide and Dental Health Aide Therapist 101"
Narrated By: Chris Halliday, Deputy Director of Division of Oral Health, Indian Health Service (IHS)
This webinar provides a general overview of the scope of training for Dental Health Aides and Dental Health Aide Therapists. Dental Health Aides and Dental Health Aide Therapists are an innovative solution to help meet the oral health needs of communities, and they have become integrated into many healthcare teams serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Many Dental Health Aides and Dental Health Aide Therapists have personal and cultural ties to the communities they serve, and their relevant knowledge of traditions, norms and practices have led to great acceptance and appreciation of the care they provide. The basics of the dental health aide program and the how it integrates into the existing system of care within oral health are covered in this webinar.