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Innovations: February 2018 – Virtual Dental Home

February 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST


Presenters: Dr. Paul Glassman, Dr. Yogita Thakur and Manufou Liaiga Anoa’i


  • Overview of the history, benefits, and current use of and expansion of telehealth connected teams and Virtual Dental Homes (VDH) to improve oral health for children in Head Start programs.  Background on opportunities to influence state policy to create welcoming environments for this system.
  • A perspective of a dental provider.  Why the VDH system has allowed the Ravenswood Family Health Center to better meet its mission by expanding care into 27 sites in San Mateo county.  Brief overview of how Ravenswood makes this work
  • A perspective of a Head Start agency.  Why this system has helped IHSD meets its mission and help the children served have and maintain good oral health.



PowerPoint pt. I – PDF

PowerPoint pt. II – PDF


February 22, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST



The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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