Project Smile Increasing the Patient Base through Enhanced Referrals

The document provides results of a needs assessment that examined the community need for and management and delivery of dental services provided by the public dental clinics administered between the Cabarrus Health Alliance and Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services.

Available online (pdf): http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Project_Smile_Dental_Referral_Report.pdf

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Accreditation / Essential Services: This document provides a needs assessment for public health dental services and tracks referrals made to identify where improvements might be made to increase future referrals and increase the number of underserved clients receiving dental care.
  • Monitoring and Improving: The document provides information regarding the tracking of dental care referrals and discusses reviewing these to identify areas where improvements might be made in order to increase referrals and expand the patient base.
  • Quality Improvement: The purpose of the procedure discussed is to improve the dental care referral system.
  • Research and Evaluation: The procedure discussed is designed to improve the dental care referral system and increase the number of underserved clients receiving care.
  • Surveillance / Data Sharing: The document provides information on the characteristics of underserved oral health patients in the CJS area.

 
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • What? / Phase One: This document provides a needs assessment for public health dental services and tracks referrals made to identify where improvements might be made to increase future referrals and increase the number of underserved clients receiving dental care.
  • Monitoring and Improving / Phase Three: The document provides information regarding the tracking of dental care referrals and discusses reviewing these to identify areas where improvements might be made in order to increase referrals and expand the patient base.