Funded Projects


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2022 Funded Projects

CFDHRE Peer Reviewed Grants

Project Title:

Investigating the Geriatric Oral Health Triad in Long Term Care

Principal Applicant

Shauna Hachey, RDH, MHS from Dalhousie University

This study explores current oral health practices in long-term care (LTC) and the integration of a dental hygienist into a LTC team. Best practices in geriatric oral care include an interprofessional approach that involves frontline care providers and dental hygienists in the delivery and promotion of the geriatric oral health triad. The health and well-being of aging adults in LTC can be improved by providing onsite access to regular oral assessments, regular oral hygiene care, and dental treatments (including facilitating access to essential offsite oral health services). The proposed research has the potential to inform decision making and LTC oral health care reform.

Contributors

Dalhousie University
Camp Hill Veterans and Geriatric Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority

Award

$10,000

Project Title:

Economic Evaluation of a Comprehensive Dental Care Program

Principal Applicant

Abdulrahman Ghoneim, BDS, MSc, RDH, FRCD(C) from the University of Toronto

While costing studies are useful in estimating the projected costs of establishing a dental care program, they fail to judge the cost-effectiveness of such programs. In order to advance our understanding of universal coverage of dental care in Canada, high-quality evidence that accurately estimates the costs and benefits yielded by investing in a comprehensive dental care program must be provided. This project studies value for money as measured by cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, and the return on investment of providing a comprehensive dental care program to individuals facing financial barriers to dental care.

Contributors

Green Shield Canada Clinic

Award

$10,000