Chandani Shukla, DMD/MPH Candidate
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Chandani Shukla received her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from UCLA, and is currently a fourth year dental student at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health where she is pursuing a DMD and MPH dual degree. She has had a long-standing passion for public health and interprofessional collaboration, and is specifically interested in community projects and research aimed at increasing access to oral health care among underserved and minority populations.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Decreasing No Show Rates in a Dental Clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center Following Referral from a Medical Clinic
The prevalence of oral disease is disproportionately high among people with low income, reflecting lack of access to dental care. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) benefit communities they serve by providing affordable dental care; however, many clinics face an overwhelming amount of no-show appointments. The objective of this program is to expand clinical interprofessional training experiences at partnering FQHCs to decrease no show rates in dental clinics. In this study, dental and medical students see patients together in the medical clinic of the FQHC in King County, WA. Dental…