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Action for Dental Health

Tools to Start

Tools to Start and Emergency Department Referral Program

People suffering from dental pain need somewhere to turn for help, though many people assume that the Emergency Department is the only place in their community where they can seek dental care.

While ED Visits for dental pain have decreased, there is still much work to be done to provide patients access to the proper dental healthcare they need. 

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ADA’s Action for Dental Health supports seven ED Referral Models that can be implemented in your community. You can read about the seven ED referral models (PDF).

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