Christine is a Project Manager for Quality Improvement and works on the Institute’s quality improvement initiatives including Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care) and Dental Caries Management (DCM).

Christine graduated from Worcester State University in May, 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health.  Prior to joining the DentaQuest Institute, she interned at UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital.  There she worked with the Director of Quality Improvement and the Chief Medical Officer on quality improvement projects including a Medication Reconciliation project.

The U.S. health care system is in the process of reforming its payment structure to incentivize quality, health outcomes, and value of care over volume of care. In this module, you’ll take a look at what has been happening in medicine and how it can be applied to dentistry. You’ll learn about payment reform priorities in both medicine and oral health care and the opportunities and barriers to implementing them.

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Keys to Success - Released April 2017

Scheduling for Dental Success

by Danielle Apostolon, Senior SNS Project Manager

Scheduling by design is a strategic approach to increasing access, improving patient satisfaction and attaining financial viability. The majority of safety net dental practices face the challenge of trying to meet an overwhelming demand for care from disadvantaged patients. In some cases, they may be the only access point in their service area that provides affordable oral health care to underserved populations.