Scott Howell, DMD, MPH, FSCD
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Dr. Howell is an assistant professor of teledentistry and interprofessional education. His work focuses on developing ways to connect underserved populations to oral health providers either through technology (in the form of teledentistry) or collaborative practice (in the form of interprofessional practice and education). He has developed courses to oral health/dental teach skills to medical providers including oral health examinations and intraoral injections.
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 (#4)
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…