As Project Coordinator, Kristine supports the quality improvement team, specifically the learning collaborative for our Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care) Program.   In this role, she provides content leadership and operational coordination to projects, as well as, assists affiliates and partners with improvement implementation.

In her Project Coordinator role, Vuong works closely with the Managing Director of the DentaQuest Institute to oversee the daily operations of major initiatives while managing related administrative tasks and the budget.  Vuong also works with a team of project managers to assist with the execution of contracts and the coordination of all project-related meetings. In addition, Vuong is responsible for the administration of the DentaQuest Institute learning accreditation process.

Keys to Success - Released June 2016

Guidelines to Creating a Budget

by Danielle Apostolon, Senior SNS Project Manager

A budget is a forecast of revenue and expenses based on assumptions, program goals and strategies.  Typically a budget is created for the upcoming year and is not revised unless anything drastically changes in the dental program.

Ann Cadoret has worked in the dental field for over 16 years.  She started as a chairside dental assistant who was also in charge of all clinic operations.  She has transitioned offices from paper to electronic records and has trained staff in every aspect of dental software programs.  Ann has also been a registered dental hygienist for over 12 years.  She has worked in both public and private practice.  Ann received her Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene with a concentration in Public Health in 2015. 

This module will take a look at Interim Therapeutic Restoration, or ITR. You’ll learn how this restorative technique stabilizes active lesions so that caries does not continue to progress. Taking a look at the three stages of disease and corresponding levels of prevention will help you identify how ITR can help individual patients. You’ll even see the steps involved in performing ITR. Whether you’ve heard of ITR before or not, you’ll come away from this module with a better understanding of its benefits and how it might fit into your practice.

This module will take a look at Dental Caries Management: Age 6 through Adult. You'll learn about dental caries risk assessment and disease management for patients age 6 through adult. 

This module will take a look at Dental Caries Management: Newborn to Age 5. You’ll learn about specialized disease management of dental caries for infants and toddlers, newborn to age five.

This module will take a look at Dental Caries Management: Perinatal. You'll see how you can apply the preventive approach to perinatal oral health care. We will cover the current science, policies, clinical guidelines, and opportunities for providing improved care.