The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) just announced the release of Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual (2nd ed.). This manual is designed to help safety net dental clinic directors, administrators, and others address a wide range of issues related to clinic development and operations.
The manual is divided into six units that can be read in succession or as stand-alone units:
- Unit 1: Essential Elements
- Unit 2: Facilities and Staffing
- Unit 3: Finances
- Unit 4: Administrative Operations
- Unit 5: Quality Management
- Unit 6: Clinical Operations
The manual includes supply lists, floor plans, photographs, budget worksheets, quality-improvement plans, fact sheets, and websites. It addresses topics such as clinic policies, clinic efficiency, professional standards, funding strategies, and clinic design. An interactive site index and additional resources are also included.
The manual was developed by a team of experts, including several Safety Net Solutions Expert Advisors. Funding for the second edition of the manual was provided by the DentaQuest Institute and by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau under cooperative agreement (U44MC30806) to Georgetown University, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.