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Considering Chairside Primary Care in the Dental Clinic? There’s a Guide for That!


It’s been little more than two years since faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Northeastern University School of Nursing announced their intention to develop a novel interprofessional model of education and practice. The result: The Nurse Practitioner & Dentist Model for Primary Care (NPD Model). This exciting innovation integrates the delivery of chairside, nurse-led primary care preventive services with dental visits while educating nurse practitioners and dental students on how to work together as a team.

Join us! This free, 45-minute webinar will discuss the newly released implementation guide and how it may be adapted to your local setting. The speakers will share their experiences creating the model and lessons learned when they applied it within their institutions. Plus, dedicated time will be provided at the end of the webinar for Q&A.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the major steps in implementing the NPD Model.
  2. Discuss lessons learned from the initial implementation of the NPD Model at HSDM.
  3. Utilize the NPD Model implementation guide.
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by May 1, 2021. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can immediately print and save the CE Verification Form.

CE Information: 

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 0.75 continuing education credits.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.


  • Maria C. Dolce, Ph.D., RN, CNE

    Dr. Dolce is Associate Professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing and is recognized for her leadership in interprofessional health education and collaborative practice, and commitment to health are quality and safety. Dr. Dolce is the Executive Director of Innovations in Interprofessional Oral Health Care, a three-year project funded by the DentaQuest Foundation, aimed at integrating oral health into interprofessional health education and team-based, collaborative practice approaches in primary care settings. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Dr. Dolce was the Program Director for the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s national initiative on oral health nursing education and practice.

  • R. Bruce Donoff, D.M.D., M.D.

    Dr. Donoff has served as Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) since 1991. He was born in New York City, and attended Brooklyn College as an undergraduate. He received his D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1967 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1973. Dr. Donoff's professional career has centered on Harvard's Faculty of Medicine and the Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He began as an intern in 1967, served as Chairman and Chief of Service from 1982 through 1993, and continues to see patients today.

  • Danielle Fong, M.S.N., FNP-BC

    Danielle Fong is a Nurse Practitioner for the Nurse Practitioner-Dentist Model for Primary Care program at Northeastern University School of Nursing and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Other work experiences include, hospitalist Nurse Practitioner role for Massachusetts General Hospital-Home Hospital Program, which provides a complete hospital course to patients’, in their home. Scholarly activities include a keen interest in the relationship between oral health and connection to overall health, as well as wellness and caring for the geriatric patient in the primary care setting.

  • Jessica L. Parker, B.S.D.H., M.S.

    Jessica Parker is Senior Program Director of the Nurse Practitioner-Dentist Model for Primary Care program at Northeastern University School of Nursing and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Prior to joining Northeastern University School of Nursing, she worked as a clinical research dental hygienist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry General and Oral Health Clinic. Her scholarly activity focuses on advancing interprofessional education and collaborative practice to improve oral health and overall health for vulnerable and underserved populations.

  • Lisa Simon, D.M.D.

    Dr. Lisa Simon is a Fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and was one of the original team members for the Nurse Pracitioner-Dentist Model. She received her dental degree with honors in global and community health from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2014. In 2015, she joined the faculty of HSDM after completing a community health center-based General Practice Residency. Dr. Simon's work focuses on improving access to care for vulnerable populations and integration of oral health and medicine.

May 1, 2018
Tue 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 0H 45M

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