1. Monash Health Dental Drive Through Screening Clinic
Monash Health implemented an innovative model of care for clients which involved patients having dental screening done while they were in their cars driving through a portable clinic. Clients were assessed for their oral health risks and were provided with oral health advice to maintain their oral health. Post assessment the patient are being contacted to book for future appointments based on their individual risks.
2. Launch of the video
Providing Dental Care for Out of Home Care Children
World Oral Health Day is celebrated annually across the globe with an aim to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to achieve good oral health.
Monash Health Dental Services is utilised this opportunity to launch a video developed in partnership with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to support the oral health of children and young people in the Out of Home Care program.
The video was developed in response to dental professionals reporting having limited experience and low confidence working with children and young people in Out of Home Care.
The video provides information on:
- Types of Out of Home Care arrangements
- Different types of consent to medical and dental procedures
- Managing barriers and challenging behaviours.
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