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Oral Health Coalition : Native American Oral Health

 "Shared Responsibility" was the resounding message coming from the first-ever South Dakota Native American Oral Health Summit.   

More than 100 individuals representing six tribes, Indian Health Service, the SDDA, Delta Dental, Tribal Chairman's Health Board, State and Federal Government gathered for the South Dakota Native American Oral Health Summit in Rapid City on April 26, 2012.  Those attending the summit identified practices and resources the can be used by each Tribe to improve oral health.   We would like to thank those who had the opportunity to attend the Summit. Many have asked to view the power point presentations from this event.   


PRESENTATIONS 
 
William Bailey, DDS  - Keynote 
Jan Colton, DDS - Epidemiologial Status (not available)
Carrie Mikkonen - Mobile Dental Program
Delores Star - OST Smiles Project (not available)
Scott Jones -Delta Dental Native American Oral Health Initiative (not available)
 
 
 
  

 

SDDA News

2016 Legislative Session 
 

House Bill 1104 would allow more flexibility in the way dentists supervise dental hygienists working under collaborative supervision and strikes the special exemption given to Delta Dental two years ago for their pilot project on the Reservations.    

The bill adds the term “oral health review” to the Dental Practice Act defining it as a “limited assessment of a person's oral health through a dentist's review of dental and medical history following a limited clinical inspection by a dental hygienist working under collaborative supervision.”