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ERIC Number: ED211307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Operations Handbook for Migrant Student Dental Services.
Hansen, William E.; Resendez, Ignacio V.
Migrant Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction in the state of Washington have brought several agencies together to provide low cost dental services to migrant children. The program, initiated in 1980 and serving 138 children that year, has focused on the provision of preventative and emergency services. Migrant Education has worked with the Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene Program and the University of Washington Dental School to initiate a joint effort so the staff and facilities of those two schools are available for migrant children. Yakima Valley College contracts to take the migrant children for examinations, prophylaxis, fluoride, cleaning, and minor restorative work throughout the school year. University of Washington dental stuents perform more complete restorative dentistry. Where ongoing restorative work is required, the children are referred to local dentists or to health clinics. The program descriptions, forms, and processes described in this manual are an outcome of the pilot effort. The manual includes the priorities established for dental services to migrant children, the definitions of dental services, the descriptions of the two pilot programs, and the procedures and related forms developed for the pilot program. (Author/CM)
Migrant Education Center, M.S.R.T.S. & Health Section, Migrant Education Office (Migrant Student Records Transfer System), 1110 B South Sixth Street, Sunnyside, WA 98944 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Migrant Education Program.
Identifiers - Location: Washington