Fifteen teams from the Dental Caries Management (DCM) Collaborative are off and running in Action Period 1 – where they are collecting data and testing the practices and protocols of disease management for children and adolescents ages six to twenty. Currently, teams are testing processes and figuring out workflows in their local settings. They are building their team and culture, and they are testing caries risk assessments for children and adolescents so that the assessment is not an interview, but part of the clinic flow.
As these 15 teams are trying their ideas, the DentaQuest Institute provides support to these teams via monthly webinars, email communication, conference calls, and an online community platform to share information and learn from their peers and national experts.
To learn more about the collaborative, go to dentaquestinstitute.org/dcm.