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Carolina Family Health Centers Delivers Healthier Smiles through its School-Based Dental Program

Monday, May 13, 2024

In the video below, Carolina Family Health Centers‘ Chief Dental Officer Hilary Patterson, DMD, and Jessica Ezzell, RDH, talk about how participating in a CareQuest Institute initiative helped the center provide oral health care to children through a school-based dental program. Patterson also dives into how taking the Institute’s Value-Based Care Readiness Assessment was a great starting point to transition to a value-based care and payment model.

For more, see CareQuest’s article “FQHC Improves Access to Care Through School-Based Program,” which details how Carolina Family Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Community Oral Health Transformation (COrHT) Initiative participant, launched a school-based program to bring preventative oral health care and education to students. They are also beginning the transition to value-based and minimally invasive care.


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