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The Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP)<br />1<br />An Oral Health Program administered through the Mis...
The Components Necessary to Engage 			Your Community in 	The Preventive Services Program (PSP) 4 basic steps:<br />1. Surv...
People Involved in the PSP Event<br />EVENT COORDINATOR<br />The person coordinating the screenings, varnish, education an...
PSP State Roles and Responsibilities<br />Oral health program will provide at no cost:<br />Oral Health Program Consultant...
Responsibilities of Event Coordinator<br />Recruit community licensed dental professionals<br />Recruit community voluntee...
Questions?Find a PSP Consultant<br />To locate an Oral Health Consultant in your community;<br />Go to Mo Healthy Smiles w...
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Psp 5 minute informational presentation snapshot updated feb 16, 2011

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Psp 5 minute informational presentation snapshot updated feb 16, 2011

  1. 1. The Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP)<br />1<br />An Oral Health Program administered through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. <br />The (PSP) is a free community-based, systems approach to population-based prevention of oral disease.<br />Missouri Department of Health <br />and Senior Services<br />Center for Health Equity<br />Oral Health Program<br />
  2. 2. The Components Necessary to Engage Your Community in The Preventive Services Program (PSP) 4 basic steps:<br />1. Surveillance/Screening; Complete an annual standardized oral health screenings of the children in a community for a statewide database. Oral screening conducted by a dentist or dental hygienist. <br />2. Education; A community volunteer will provide oral health education to all children participating in the PSP program. A toothbrush, toothpaste and oral health educational materials are also provided to participating children.<br />3. Prevention; Two applications of a fluoride varnish applied by a trained community volunteer. The first application at the screening event, the second application three to six month later.<br /> 4. Referral; Assistance for communities participating in the PSP to establish a referral network of local dentists for dental treatment of children will be provided. <br />2<br />
  3. 3. People Involved in the PSP Event<br />EVENT COORDINATOR<br />The person coordinating the screenings, varnish, education and referrals for the school or agency.<br />is typically a School Nurse, Head Start Health Coordinator, County Nurse or Parent<br />*SCREENER<br /> *VARNISH VOLUNTEER<br />OTHER ASSISTANTS<br />Parent, Nurse, Teacher or any<br />other Person interested in<br />helping with the details of <br />the Event<br />Dentist<br />Parent, Nurse,<br />or<br />Teacher or any other<br />Dental Hygienist<br />Person Interested in<br />Applying Varnish<br />You will be one of many involved in a PSP Event. <br />That is the purpose of PSP. “Many hands working together for the oral health of the community.<br />* Online training for oral screening calibration and varnish application provided.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. PSP State Roles and Responsibilities<br />Oral health program will provide at no cost:<br />Oral Health Program Consultant <br />Educational Materials<br />Screening supplies: screening forms, disposable mouth mirrors, toothbrushes, fluoride varnish <br />Web-based training for volunteers<br />Other support as needed for implementing PSP<br />
  5. 5. Responsibilities of Event Coordinator<br />Recruit community licensed dental professionals<br />Recruit community volunteers<br />Obtain parental consent for fluoride varnish application<br />Order supplies through Oral Health Consultant<br />Provide oral health education to children<br />Schedule screening/varnish application event and second varnish application event<br />Complete paperwork for DHSS<br />Develop referral system with community dentist for children with dental needs. <br />Dental care is the most commonly cited unmet health<br />care need in the nation ( Pediatr Clin N AM 2000;47:<br />(1177-1189).<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Questions?Find a PSP Consultant<br />To locate an Oral Health Consultant in your community;<br />Go to Mo Healthy Smiles web site@ www.mohealthysmiles.com<br />Click icon on left side ”Find a consultant” <br />Office of Primary Care and Rural Health<br />Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services<br />P.O. Box 570 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570<br />1-800-891-7415<br />http://www.dhss.mo.gov/oralhealth/<br />Thank you!<br /> Created 1-13-11<br />6<br />

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