SFDHS works quarterly with new foster families at a San Francisco Department of Public Health program called Options for Recovery.
After three years incorporating didactic and practicum education in Early Childhood Caries to San Francisco State University (SFSU) School of Nursing, SFDHS and the San Francisco Department of Public Health were approached by Larry Vitale, professor at SFSU, for assistance in developing an oral health curriculum within a revised nursing curriculum.
SFDHS is thrilled to be a part of this new educational program that we believe will bring improved oral health to many, many more.
SFDHS includes the society regularly in its outreach programs to underscore for them the importance of dental hygienists to dentistry now and in the future.
For over 25 years, SFDHS has served on this committee, which also includes the San Francisco Department of Public Health and many area health care associations and educational programs.
SFDHS has made several contacts at different facilities in San Francisco, but to date has not successfully teamed with a skilled nursing facility.