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The American Academy of Oral Medicine

Dentist offers mini kits to help people maintain oral health


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JENNIFER: CORONAVIRUS HAS PUT MOST NONEMERGENCIES ON THE BACK BURNER, INCLUDING DENTAL HEALTH. JOINING US IS DR. JOANNE REIFF. THANKS FOR JOINING US. >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME. JENNIFER: TALK ABOUT THE THINGS YOU’RE HANDLING RIGHT NOW. >> WE’RE ONLY ALLOWED TO SEE EMERGENCY PATIENTS SO THAT’S ANYTHING FROM AN ABSCESSED TOOTH TO A TOOTH THAT MAY BE AVULSED OR KNOCKED OUT OF THE MOUTH OR SEVERE PAIN KEEPING PATIENTS UP AT NIGHT. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH ALL WE’RE ABLE TO SEE AT THIS POINT. >> AND THAT CAN BE FRUSTRATING FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY BE A LITTLE OVERDUE EVEN FOR THEIR TEETH CLEANING FOR SURE. SO WHAT ARE YOU SUGGESTING PEOPLE DO? >> WHAT I’VE DONE IN MY PRACTICE, WE’VE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING CALLS CROSSROADS CARES AND WHAT

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ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE NEW SMALL GROUP PROGRAM!

The Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals (CCPOHP) Small Group Program is designed to be delivered live and in-person to small groups of
oral health professionals, led by a Small Group Facilitator. For more information about becoming a CCPOHP Small Group Facilitator,

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Welcome!

This e-learning program provides oral health professionals with basic knowledge and skills related to cultural and linguistic
competency, based on the HHS Office of Minority Health’s National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
in Health and Health Care
(the National CLAS Standards).1

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Welcome!

This e-learning program provides oral health professionals with basic knowledge and skills related to cultural and linguistic
competency, based on the HHS Office of Minority Health’s National

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Dentists, Orthodontists, and Other Oral Health Care Providers

Many different types of oral health care providers could become involved in the care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. A brief description of these various health care providers is as follows:


General Dentist

A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. This dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.

All practicing general dentists have earned either a DDS or DMD degree (doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine, respectively). There is no difference between the two degrees or the curriculum requirements that dentists must meet. Some schools simply award the one degree, while others award the other.

Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to become a general dentist. Additional post-graduate training is required to become a

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