Capacity Building

Who?


We offer a wide array of trainings programs to dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other clinical health providers in all practice settings including private practices, community health centers, hospitals and long-term care. Trainings include didactic presentations, interactive workshops, case discussions, preceptorships, consultations, technical advisement and assistance with practice transformation. Most trainings include free continuing dental and dental hygiene credits.




Where?


We are able to provide in-person training at your organization, at one of our training sites, or on-line.




What?


The program's goals are:

  • Enhance dental and medical providers ability to manage and identify oral conditions and pathologies common among people with HIV and competently manage all aspects of oral health care
  • Train health care providers to work inter-professionally to advance the best health outcomes for their HIV patients

Program Offerings:

  • Didactic Presentations – We offer face-to-face and virtual training on HIV-related topics to individuals and groups at no cost. These interactive presentations are typically 60-90 minutes in length. Our faculty are experienced health professionals who actively work in the field. Topics include: Oral Manifestations of HIV, Importance of Oral Health in Primary Care, Oral Health and Substance Use Disorder, PrEP, PEP, and many more. Explore our course offerings and educational program/needs assessment.
  • Preceptorship - We provide clinical training for dental professionals and primary care providers who are interested in expanding their skill set to care for people with HIV. Our trainings are interactive, hands-on and include individualized clinical shadowing opportunities at sites throughout our catchment area. (NECA AETC Oral Health Preceptorship Application)
  • Clinical Consultation – We offer expert, timely responses to clinical questions related to HIV and its co-occurring oral health conditions. Contact Howard Lavigne, Program Director, (howard.lavigne2@gmail.com) for questions.

Resources:

  • Consumer Brochure: Importance of Oral Health in People Living with HIV

  • Animated Educational Video for People Living with HIV on the Importance of Oral Health. An educational video on the importance of oral health for people living with HIV. The video outlines common oral health issues as well as prevention measures that can be playing in patient waiting room or embedded into a primary care sites website.




How?


Contact:





Oral Health

The Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) of the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education & Training Center is based at our Regional Partner, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. Through a team approach, the OHRC provides tailored trainings, preceptorships and technical assistance to medical and oral health providers in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.