Early Childhood Caries Collaborative
The third phase of a national improvement initiative designed to foster the rapid spread of an alternative disease management model for early childhood caries (also known as cavities) care, focused on prevention and minimally invasive treatment.
August 2013 until June 2014
- Who: Up to 40 teams from across the United States.
- Funder: This project was funded by the DentaQuest Institute.
- Our Role: Led the project management of a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative that applied quality improvement methodology to disease management of early childhood caries and built the capacity of the DentaQuest team to run future collaboratives independently.
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