Update on the IHS ECC Collaborative & Virtual Learning Community Program (VLCP ) & A Call to Action. April 25 , 2012 Albuquerque Area Dental Meeting. ECC has different levels of severity, from non- cavitated lesions to multiple surfaces. Stages of ECC. Overall Goal.
April 25, 2012
Albuquerque Area Dental Meeting
The goal of the Virtual Learning Community is to increase awareness and knowledge about ECC and ECC best practices throughout IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) dental programs.
Jicarilla/Dulce is the only Albuquerque Area program that applied for the VLCP (39 sites participating nationwide)
Zuni (116% increase) is the only clinic in the Area that has shown continuous improvement in access. What are they doing that we can all learn from?
(but very small numbers, from 99 to 159)
Only AIDC and Santa Fe have had significant increases in 0-2 year-old sealants (by 21 and 30, respectively). Why?
Everyone except Southern Colorado decreased from 2010-2011. Why?
Mescalero (increase from 0 to 27) and AIDC (increase from 0 to 171) have the biggest improvements. How have they embraced ITRs?
Reference: AAPD “Policy on Interim Therapeutic Restorations”
See attached Mandari article
Thanks for all you are doing to promote oral health in 0-5 year-olds!