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Thursday, November 29 • 10:00am - 11:30am
G-05 - Enhancing Access to Oral Health Care Through: Education, Collaboration, and Advocacy (CE)

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From, 2007 to 2011 the IU School of Dentistry increased access to oral health care for Ryan White patients by increasing from 74 discrete patients to 445, from 26 new patients to 159, and from 159 total patient visits to 4,202. This success is based on an inter-professional model of advocacy, collaboration and education leading to a patient-centered, comprehensive, preventive, oral health care practice involving over 190 dental students. Our efforts in increasing access to care, have occurred due to enhanced education, quality management projects, presentations and publications, which resulted in the School being awarded the national/international “Orna Shanley Prize” for innovative solutions in addressing local access to care issues for our HIV/AIDS patient population. We propose presenting a workshop that examines the program’s successes and challenges in increasing motivators for accessing care and in decreasing related barriers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Advocacy: Upon completion of this session participants will be better able to identify and critically examine how to further empower local people living with HIV/AIDS to increase their access to oral health care by seeking out, securing and maintaining a dental home.
  • Collaboration: Upon completion of this session participants will be able to better recognize, appreciate and plan for working collaboratively and inter-professionally with local dental schools and/or other oral health providers.
  • Education: Upon completion of this session participants will be able to better understand how to successfully educate future dental providers about the cultural, psychological and social conditions involved in the diagnosing, treating and managing of people living with HIV/AIDS.


Stuart Schrader

Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Stuart Schrader, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana and PI for our local “Title XXVI HIV Health Care Services (HRSA) Program 1, 2 Part A, Emergency Relief for Areas with Substantial... Read More →

Michael Wallace

Ryan White/HIV Service Program Director,
Mr. Michael Wallace is the Director of the Ryan White/ HIV Services Department of the Marion County Public Health Department. Mr. Wallace has worked in the field of HIV for more than 20 years in his roles as State AIDS Director and as Director of the “Treatment Plus Program... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST
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