Modules

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the meaning of “family centered care.”
  • List two ways to help ensure that oral health care is family-centered.
  • List two ways in which oral health professionals can prepare families for in-office oral health care.
  • List two indicators of access to oral health care and two indicators of quality oral health care.

Module 2: Providing Optimal Oral Health Care

Overview

Module 2 presents information to help oral health professionals provide optimal oral health care for children with special health care needs by creating a shared philosophy of care between families and oral health professionals. The module offers guidance on providing family-centered oral health care—a philosophy for working with families of children with special health care needs whereby the oral health care system is responsive to the priorities and unique needs of each family, and the family understands its rights and responsibilities. The module also provides indicators of access to oral health care and indicators of quality oral health care for children from the family’s perspective.

This module provides three downloadable tools:

These tools can help oral health professionals make targeted improvements to their office set-up and services, assess the family’s satisfaction with oral health services, and solicit feedback for improving services.

Picture of clockTime Needed to Complete this Module:
Approximately 20 minutes