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Oral Health: MOTIVATE

Oral health is a critical area of educational need throughout Maine. Many health care professionals have turned their attention towards the relationship between oral health and overall health, as poor oral health can be associated with systemic disease.

Since there are national calls-to-action to raise awareness about the connection between oral and systemic health, oral health education is a priority for Lunder-Dineen. We have convened a team of experts to develop and implement an innovative, interprofessional, evidence-based, and sustainable educational model to improve oral and systemic health for residents in long-term care settings; advance the skills, expertise and interprofessional education and practice among providers and health care professionals in Maine; and help raise awareness of the connection between oral and overall health.

MOTIVATE Oral Health Pilot Program Education has Launched!

Program information

Alongside the Lunder-Dineen team, experts in this initiative are leaders in oral health education, policy and practice from across Maine.

Pilot Advisory Team

 
 
Dr. Timothy Martinez, DMD      

Timothy Martinez, DMD

 

Ad Hoc Advisors

 

In this video, Maine older adult health experts Marilyn Gugliucci, PhD and Jennifer Crittenden, MSW discuss the current phase of the MOTIVATE initiative and​ ​it's ​promise for​ long-term care residents​, health care professionals, and even students and educators​ in Maine. Lunder-Dineen's mission for the MOTIVATE initiative is to improve, promote, and protect the oral and systemic health of Maine long-term care residents using evidence-based programs in a collaborative education and practice model.

Lunder-Dineen was delighted to attend and present the MOTIVATE model (Maine’s New Team-Based Oral Health Initiative) at the 2015 Maine Quality Counts Conference in Augusta, Maine. There was over 1,100 attendees and 80 presenters at the conference.

Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine presented a session on MOTIVATE: Maine's Oral Team-Based Initiative: Vital Access to Education during the 25th Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference.

MOTIVATE Pilot Site Team

Maine Veterans' Home in Augusta

Instituted in July of 1977, Maine Veterans’ Homes is a not-for-profit public organization with six locations throughout the state,...

Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough

Instituted in July of 1977, Maine Veterans’ Homes is a not-for-profit public organization with six locations throughout the state,...