Clark County Dental Society
Associations - Community Organizations
Clark County Dental Society is the local ''Component Society'' of the American Dental Association. We are the leading oral health advocates for Clark County.
We dedicated our lecture series for local dentists over the past year to medical-dental interrelationships. This year we are engaging our community in a story best told in the June issue of the ADA News, “Washington dental society uses ADA roadmap to build healthy medical-dental collaboration”. Highlights from the story:
“Using the ADA’s document 10 Steps to Medical-Dental Collaboration as a roadmap, the dental society has made inroads in facilitating communication and connections with local physicians.”
“Medical-dental collaborations apply our rapidly evolving knowledge to benefit patients,” said Dr. Collins, who invited physicians from different disciplines to speak at society meetings over the past year in a series he called Putting the Mouth Back in the Body. “We need to collaborate with other health care providers to share insights about ongoing developments about the significance of recognizing, treating and preventing dental disease. Patients already get the concept that oral health is essential for health in general. Patients wonder how dental health became separated from medicine.”