The Infant Oral Care Program provides preventive dental care for children (ages 0 to 5) of families who cannot necessarily afford the treatment they would otherwise receive at a private dental practice. The program also serves as a rotation site for pediatric dental residents, predoctoral students, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, and other provider types. The IOCP program is housed within the Venice Family Clinic / Simms Mann.
The Community Health and Advocacy Training Program in Pediatric Dentistry is implemented in the Venice and San Diego Clinics.
The UCLA Pediatric Dentistry department adopts an Electronic Health Records system (GSD - General Systems Design).
New key faculties are recruited. Dr. Daniela Rodrigues Silva is appointed chair of the Section of Pediatrics in the UCLA School of Dentistry.
UCLA School of Dentistry partners with Venice Family Clinic to implement the Infant Oral Care Program. Residents participate in various community projects partnering with various community-based organizations.
The Community Health and Advocacy Training Program in Pediatric Dentistry is implemented in the Westwood Clinic.
Distance learning technology (Polycom) is integrated into all rotation programs.
Policy & Advocacy activities are integrated into the program. Residents are attend national conferences such as NOHC (National Oral Health Conference), AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) General Session, and AAPD National Advocacy Days.
Curriculum for Interprofessional Education for Nursing is developed with the collaboration of the UCLA School of Nursing.
The CHAT-PD Program implements a mandatory practicum activity level 1 for all pediatric dental residents. In a practicum level I activity, residents participate in an activity or event led or organized by a community organization. E.g.: provide health education presentation or training at an event to parents, teachers, administrators, or others.
New Innovations is an integrated software solution used to unify the information, tasks, and compliance management for our residency program. The software offers a comprehensive and understandable way to input data into a centralized location, allowing faculty and residents to perform tasks that would otherwise require multiple, incompatible information systems and data collection methods.
CHAT-PD gets permission from UCLA Regents to establish a domain name in order to launch a website.
CHAT-PD establishes an MPH collaboration program where selected pediatric dental residents can receive their MPH while in residency.
Curriculum for Interprofessional Education for Pediatrician is developed.
The CHAT-PD Program implements a mandatory practicum activity level II for the second year pediatric dental residents. Residents initiate contact with a community organizations, and work collaboratively to improve systems of care for the oral health of children. More details of this level can be found in the attachment below.
Pediatric dental curriculum for the AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) program is developed.
Pediatric dental curriculum and rotation for the GPR (General Practice Residency) program is developed.
An evaluation framework is developed for the CHATPD program
With the collaboration of the UCLA Dentistry IT, clinical data can now be systematically organized and reviewed. This allows residents to extract and analyze data collected in the clinics EHR system. This system also allows faculty to track clinical outcomes.
The CHAT-PD paper is submitted to the Journal of Dental Education