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Mission of Mercy emergency dental clinics: an opportunity to promote general and oral health

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2018
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Title
Mission of Mercy emergency dental clinics: an opportunity to promote general and oral health
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5792-z
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Authors

Devlon N. Jackson, Susan Passmore, Craig S. Fryer, Jie Chen, Dushanka V. Kleinman, Alice M. Horowitz, James Butler, Mary A. Garza, Sandra C. Quinn, Stephen B. Thomas

Abstract

Mission of Mercy (MOM) emergency dental clinics are a resource for populations lacking access to dental care. We designed a MOM event incorporating health equity components with established community partners who shared a common vision of addressing the oral health, physical health, and social service needs of Maryland and Washington, DC area residents. Although studies have explored associations between oral and chronic health conditions, few studies to our knowledge have examined the relationship between these conditions and receipt of dental services. Therefore, this study explored these associations and the opportunity for better care coordination. Oral health data from the 2014 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival event was analyzed. A descriptive analysis assessed frequencies and percentages of participant sociodemographics characteristics, oral health and chronic disease risk(s), and dental services delivered. Chi-square tests and multivariate logistic regression were conducted to determine the associations between 1) oral health and chronic disease risk(s) and dental services; and 2) oral health and chronic disease risk(s) and participant characteristics. Approximately 66.2% (n = 666) of the 1007 participants had one or more chronic conditions and/or risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, and tobacco use). These individuals had a significantly higher likelihood of receiving an oral surgery procedure (specifically, tooth extraction) (only one condition/risk: OR = 2.40, 95%, CI = 1.48-3.90, p < .001; two conditions/risks: OR = 3.12, 95% CI = 1.78-5.46, p < .001). The 2014 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy emergency dental clinic attracted people with risk factors for oral and chronic diseases. Those with one or more risk factors were more likely to receive oral surgery (specifically, tooth extraction). These findings strongly suggest that organizers of MOM emergency dental clinics include wrap-around primary care, health promotion and disease prevention services along with provision of dental services. While such events will not solve the general and oral health challenges of participants, we believe they provide an opportunity to provide basic preventive services. These findings also present an opportunity to inform planning for future MOMs and emphasize the importance of using these public health events to create linkages with other services to support follow-up and care coordination.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 50 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 12%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Librarian 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 16 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 24%
Social Sciences 6 12%
Psychology 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 16 32%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,139,528
of 15,922,938 outputs
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#7,321
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#138,412
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#6
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