The Community Dental Home Coordinator (CDHC) position was designed to increase access to dental care for children ages 0-5 and perinatal patients. The CDHC duties will include but limited to: oversight (parental/family education), dental home referral coordination, evaluation and training.
The CDHC will facilitate the availability of caries prevention services to families of young children and Perinatal patients who are affiliated with AltaMed Medical clinics without a dental home. In so doing, the CDHC facilitates referral to one of AltaMed’s Dental Clinics. The CDHC works closely with CPSP, CPHW, Medical and Dental Providers, support staff, Administrators, Dental supervisors, Parents, Children and Community members.
The primary goal of the CDHC is to influence a change in culture for Parents, AltaMed teams at the medical clinics, along with the communities they serve. This role promotes early intervention for the "oral prevention program". The CDHC will increase parent’s awareness in such matters as, education about anticipatory guidance, oral disease, and improve oral health outcomes for the children 0-5 and Perinatal patients.
The CDHC role will reflect a standardized and coordinated process for Medical/Dental Integration, including internal and external referrals. The CDHC will provide clinical preventive services as needed, assist in follow-up to referrals for dental treatment, and report on activities to achieve LEM goals.