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Virginia Department of Health Division of Dental Health Adult Oral Health Program. Tonya McRae, RDH Adult Oral Health Coordinator [email protected] Phone: 804-864-7785 Fax: 804-864-7783. Current Programs. Senior Smiles Saving Smiles, Saving Lives - Oral Cancer

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Virginia department of health division of dental health adult oral health program

Virginia Department of HealthDivision of Dental Health Adult Oral Health Program

Tonya McRae, RDH

Adult Oral Health Coordinator

[email protected]

Phone: 804-864-7785

Fax: 804-864-7783


Current programs
Current Programs

  • Senior Smiles

  • Saving Smiles, Saving Lives - Oral Cancer

  • Oral Health – Total Wellness

  • Dental Hygiene for Long-Term Care Residents


Senior smiles

Facts on senior populations

Physical changes that effect oral health as we age

Other factors that lead to oral neglect

Poor oral health impacts the body as a whole

What they can do to maintain those…

“Sunny Senior Smiles”

Senior Smiles

Educational Program for Seniors


Saving smiles saving lives
Saving Smiles, Saving Lives

Oral Cancer in Virginia

  • Virginia ranks 22nd in mortality among all states

  • 17th highest mortality rate in the US for males of all races

  • African-American males highest incidence rates (22.2% - 1998)

  • Higher in most categories than U.S. average

    SEER Cancer Registry


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Saving Smiles, Saving Lives

  • Barbershop Project

    • Richmond

    • Norfolk

    • Statewide

  • Care Provider Reminders/Press Releases

  • ACS Partnership

    • African-American Men’s Health Conference

  • Lay Health Ministry Partnerships

    • Baptist General Convention - SPICES

  • Minority Health Coalition


Oral health total wellness

Oral Conditions

Tooth Decay

Gingivitis

Periodontal Disease

Oral Cancer

Tooth Loss

Systemic Connections

Heart Disease & Stroke

Diabetes

Pre-term, Low

Birthweight Births

Lung Disease

Oral Health – Total Wellness

  • Decreased Quality of Life


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Oral Health – Total Wellness

  • What Can be Done to Promote Good Oral Health

    • General Hygiene

    • Alternative Cleaning Devices

    • Attachments to Toothbrush Handles

    • Adaptive Technologies

    • Rinses

    • Saliva Replacement

    • Proper Oral Hygiene


Dental care long term care facility
Dental Care Long-Term Care Facility

  • Survey long-term care facilities – Crater Health District

  • Evaluate training needs of direct care staff

  • Provide training and assistance for care givers

  • Work with facilities to update protocols, procedures and new staff training material

  • Develop a training module for care givers in long-term care facilities that can be disseminated statewide


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