Strategies for Success in Addressing Oral Health and Behavioral Health

June 13, 2017

3:00pm- 4:30pm EDT

Oral health is all too often overlooked when integrating primary care and behavioral health. In addition to impacting a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, and show feelings and emotions, oral health contributes to general health and wellness, self-esteem and quality of life. Join this webinar to hear from dental experts about the importance of addressing oral health with people with mental illness or substance use disorder and the simple strategies that can be implemented to make oral health part of the conversation in behavioral health and primary care settings. Learn how a behavioral health organization established an innovative partnership with a local university to provide an onsite dental clinic and how an initiative in Utah meets the oral health needs of people with substance use disorders. Presenters will share tools that can help providers looking to expand their efforts to address oral health.

In this webinar, participants will gain:
  • Describe the impact oral health has on mental health and substance use disorder recovery and health outcomes
  • Identify strategies and approaches that organizations can take to incorporate oral health into their integrated care services
  • Recognize how community partnerships can support integration of oral health
  • Learn tactics to increase oral health providers’ understanding of caring for people with mental illness or substance use disorder.

  • Glen Hanson, D.D.S., Ph. D. Associate Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Utah; Director, Utah Addiction Center

  • Beat Steiner, MD, WakeBrook 

  • Haldis Andersen and Heather Ann Newman, UNC Dental Clinic Coordinators

Please note the following:

  • Registration is free and closed captioning is available upon request.

  • The audio for this webcast is via computer speakers and not telephone. We recommend using external speakers for desktop computers to ensure best audio quality. Test your system here >>

  • The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions does not provide certificates of attendance or continuing education credits for webinar attendance.

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