Volume 58, Supplement 1, 1998



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Group Members for Care: Chester Douglass (chair), Linda Niessen (co-chair), Robert Collins, Rhys Jones,

Frank Martin, Robert Mecklenburg, Max Schoen, Halina Miglus (recorder), Scott Presson (recorder).



Group Members for Resources: Myron Allukian (chair), James Freed (co-chair), Stanley Lotzkar, Richard

Murnma, Donald Schneider, Ruben Warren, Aljernon Bolden (recorder), Harry Goodman (recorder).


1. OVERALL GOAL

A specialist in dental public health will be able to demonstrate knowledge about each of the elements of the oral health services delivery system, including consumers of oral health services, the practitioners who provide these services, the actual services resulting from the interaction of consumers and practitioners, both public and private, methods through which services are financed and reimbursed, purchasers of services, organizational configurations through which services are delivered, and the facilities in which they are delivered. A specialist will be able to integrate and organize knowledge of the oral health services delivery system for the solution of oral health problems in the community. Finally, a specialist will be able to identify consumer groups and dental and public health profes­sional organizations important in the delivery of oral health services; have an understanding of the history and tradition of dentistry, dental public health, and public health; and have an understanding of and be able to apply professional and ethical standards in the planning, delivery, and promotion of oral health services.

II. COMPETENCY OBJECTIVES
A. Consumers

Goal: A specialist in dental public health will have an understanding of the role and influence of consumers in the overall design and implementation of an oral health services delivery program.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:

01 identify and describe the community to be served by a given oral health program.

02 differentiate among the concepts of need, perceived need, potential demand, and effective demand for oral health services.

03 describe the current status and trends in the need and demand for oral health services.



  1. discuss factors influencing the need and demand for oral health services in the United States.

  2. explain the use of oral health services in light of existing behavioral science research.

  3. identify individuals, consumer groups, and agencies at local and state levels involved in the design of an oral health services delivery program and describe the role of each.

  4. design an oral health services delivery program that reflects the needs and characteristics of the community to be served.

B. Oral Health Services Personnel
Goal: A specialist in dental public health will have knowledge of the status, supply, and requirements of oral health personnel; be familiar with the status of programs for the education of oral health personnel; and be able to promote the utilization of oral health personnel along with nondental personnel in solving oral health problems.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:



  1. explain methods for assessing and projecting the need for and supply of oral health personnel and the assumptions on which they are based.

  2. discuss current oral health personnel supply estimates and trends as reported by different professional and governmental agencies.

  3. identify and discuss legislation, regulations, and other factors that affect the need, supply, and distribution of oral health personnel.

  4. describe current and proposed methods of extend­ing the availability of professional oral health ser­vices at the local, state, national, and international levels.

  5. describe the current status, trends, and influencing factors in applications and enrollments in dental education programs.

  6. demonstrate knowledge of international, national, state, regional, and local resources available for education of oral health personnel.

  7. understand the potential of nondental personnel to help solve oral health problems.



C. Oral Health Services

Goal: A specialist in dental public health will be able to compare and contrast the various types of oral health services provided to populations in both the public and private sectors.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:


  1. describe the current status and trends in oral health services provided in private and public settings.

  2. identify the various types of oral health services and discuss the resources necessary to provide them in an oral health program.

  3. describe the affects that the provision of oral health services has on oral health status.

  4. establish priorities for the provision of oral health services for population groups.

  5. discuss legislation affecting the delivery of oral health services.

  6. identify and describe health services research studies that are important for the delivery of oral health services.

D. Financing and Reimbursement of Oral Health Services

Goal: A specialist in dental public health will have an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of financing and reimbursement of oral health services.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:


  1. discuss the history and current status of principal methods of financing oral health services in the public and private sectors.

  2. identify the different types of intermediary organizations responsible for payment of providers and describe the functions they perform.

  3. compare the different methods of reimbursement for oral health services.

  4. discuss the impact of the various cost sharing methods on the demand and utilization of oral health services, provider performance, and health status.

05 describe current expenditures for health services and trends in these expenditures.

E. Purchasers of Oral Health Services

Goal: A specialist in dental public health will be able to identify and describe the various types of purchasers of oral health services.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:



  1. identify the various types of parties who are purchasers of oral health services and contrast their goals and interests.

  2. describe interactions among purchasers, consumers, intermediaries, and providers of oral health services.

  3. promote among purchasers of oral health services the use of standards for delivering appropriate oral health services.

F. Organizational Configurations

Goal: A specialist in dental public health will have an understanding of the various types of organizational configurations for delivering oral health care services.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:



  1. describe the affects of ownership arrangements of dental practices on the delivery of oral health services.

  2. identify the various public and private institutional settings in which oral health services are delivered.

  3. compare and contrast organizational configura-tions for delivering oral health care services in the private and the public sectors.

G. Facilities for Oral Health Programs and Dental Education

Goal: A specialist in dental public health will have an understanding of different facilities for delivering community oral health services and for providing dental education, and be able to promote their optimal development and utilization.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:



  1. discuss the usefulness and limitations of various facilities, fixed and portable equipment, and supplies for providing oral health services in a variety of settings.

  2. acquire technical support in the development of facilities to ensure use of basic principles of facilities design, location, and use of equipment and supplies for maximum efficiency, productivity, patient and staff safety and comfort, and access to care.

H. Professionalism and Ethics in the Delivery of Oral Health Services

Goal: A specialist in dental public health will have an understanding of the professional and ethical principles involved in the delivery of oral health services.

Objectives: A specialist in dental public health will be able to:



  1. describe the philosophical basis and mission of dental public health practice.

  2. describe the basis for dentistry being designated a profession and dental public health a specialty of dentistry.

  3. describe means through which society and the dental profession ensure that quality oral health services are available to the public.

  4. describe the process through which the dental profession ensures the quality of educational programs in dentistry.

  5. describe the organization, role, and policy-making process of major dental and public health professional organizations and their components.

  6. list the major milestones in the history of dentistry, dental public health, and public health.

  7. list the components in a patient's bill of rights.

  8. compare ethical issues facing those engaged in the delivery of clinical oral health services with ethical issues facing those engaged in the delivery of com­munity oral health services.

  9. discuss ethical dilemmas that arise when providing community oral health services resulting from the conflict between protecting individual rights and protecting the public's health.

  10. discuss ethical issues involved in using an at-risk or targeting strategy for planning and delivering oral health promotion and disease prevention services.
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