Before You Say Ahhhh...Integrating Oral Health and Behavioral Health in Primary Care Settings

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) within the Department of Health and Human Services, produced a webinar on the important role behavioral health care providers can play as a partner in oral health integration. This webinar attracted 1,000 registrants with over 700 attendees indicating strong interest in the potential to engage this new partner.   

Behavioral health care providers are increasingly called upon to fill new roles on the primary care team. These roles often call for mastery of knowledge and skills related to a variety of complex health issues, including oral health. As an integral component of overall health, oral health can have a significant impact on a client’s emotional and physical well-being. Listen this webinar to learn how behavioral health workers in integrated care settings can engage clients who may have oral health concerns.

Presenters: Renee W. Joskow, DDS, MPH, FAGD, FACD, Senior Dental Advisor, Health Resources and Services Administration; Anita D. Glicken, MSW, Program Consultant and Project Leader, national Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health; Associate Dean and Professor Emerita, University of Colorado School of Medicinea

Oral Health and Behavioral Health Integration