Introduction to Collaborative Practice Examples
Welcome to the third course in the series on collaborative practice! Collaborative Practice Examples is designed to explore ways in which a dental hygienist can deliver dental hygiene services by developing and using a collaborative practice agreement, as stipulated in the limited authorization provision of the Minnesota Dental Practice Act. As you may recall from other courses in the series, this statute creates an opportunity for dental hygienists and dentists to extend dental hygiene services to locations and populations that experience limited access to preventive services, such as group homes, schools, rural areas, and underinsured or uninsured populations. If you are a dental hygienist or a dentist considering entering into a collaborative agreement, you may be interested in these examples of applying the statute.
Topics that this course covers include:
- Does the scenario you are considering require a collaborative practice agreement?
- What are the requirements for a dental hygienist considering a collaborative practice agreement?
- What are some examples of applications for a collaborative practice agreement?
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