Oral Health Care
Oral health care includes diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services provided by a dental health care professional licensed to provide health care in the State or jurisdiction, including general dental practitioners, dental specialists, and dental hygienists, as well as licensed and trained and dental assistants.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) supports oral health services through all program parts as well as the Part F Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) and Community-Based Dental Partnership Program (CBDPP). See the RWHAP Maps for details.
Share your best practices or post questions in the Oral Health Collaborative Forum.
Guidelines and Manuals
Clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.
Webinars and Training
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2014
Webinar curriculum for primary care providers on recognizing and managing oral health and disease for people living with HIV.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)December 2013
Lessons learned, tips, and tools from participants in the SPNS Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative.
Tools and Job Aids
Cleveland/Lorain/Elyria TGAApril 2011
Tools developed by a Part A program to monitor programs and services.
Reports and Best Practices
Boston University School of Public HealthMay 2012Utilization and cost estimates for delivery of HIV/AIDS oral health care for use by policymakers and providers as they factor in the cost of service expansion for these services.
Boston University School of Public HealthMay 2012
Lessons learned on developing oral health services for people living with HIV/AIDS, based upon experiences of a SPNS national research and evaluation demonstration project.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
HIV clinical training resources and and collaborative support for the AETC Program.
Boston University School of Public HealthNovember 2012
Strategies and lessons learned from the HRSA HAB SPNS oral health initiative on effective ways to engage and retain clients in HIV oral health care.