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Webinar 6 - Lessons in Providing Oral Health Care to PLWH

October 2017


Oral health care continues to be a critical and frequently unmet healthcare need among people living with HIV (PLWH).  During this interactive webinar, Howell Ira Strauss, DMD discussed the oral health intervention that AIDS Care Group implemented, studied, and sustained. The intervention involved establishing a satellite dental clinic to expand reach and access to dental services for PLWH, and providing dental case management and oral health care education. Dr. Strauss walked through best practices, highlighted key takeaways and lessons learned, and answered questions about replication. AIDS Care Group is one of 15 Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) demonstration sites funded to develop innovative models for providing oral health care services to underserved populations living with HIV.

This webinar, the third and final in this years’ series of webinars, is just one resource in a suite of technical assistance/training tools. These tools are easily accessible on the newly revamped SPNS Integrating HIV Innovative Practices (IHIP) Project landing page. IHIP quite literally helps you take tested innovation and turn it into practice. It's where training meets implementation. The results are more informed providers, better care delivery and, ultimately, healthier patients and communities.

Featured Presenter and Intervention

Demonstration Model of Oral Care

AIDS Care Group
Presenter: Howell Strauss, DMD

Dr. Howell Strauss is a recipient of the Russell Brady Award for Innovative Health Care Delivery, which he received at the Ryan White All Titles Meeting in August 2010. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School and completed his residency at Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Strauss trained in Oral Medicine with Dr. Michael Glick at Temple University Medical School and was one of the first dentists to treat PLWH in the Philadelphia area. He is responsible for oversight of all clinical, fiscal, and administrative aspects of AIDS Care Group.

During this webinar Dr. Strauss reviewed the successes of the Demonstration Model of Oral Health Care Intervention and shared key points about program sustainability, replicability, and best practices.

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