Community Dental Health Coordinator
This program is designed for dental hygienists or dental assistants who are interested in serving as case managers to assist patients as they navigate the dental health system, overcome obstacles to care or follow through with care as recommended by the dentist of record. Graduates may work in a variety of settings with a focused skill set pertaining to oral health, case management and motivational interviewing. Employment settings include local dental offices, government agencies, federally qualified health centers, health care facilities or other non-profit agencies. CDHCs provide oral health education, prevention intervention and dental care as specified by state practice acts.