The HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program (HIV DOP) is a comprehensive dental access program for persons with HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, funded under Ryan White Part A and with funds from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The HIV DOP is designed to remove or reduce barriers to oral health services for persons living with HIV/AIDS through the following four activities:
- Referrals are given to persons who desire treatment from a dental provider who is sensitive to the needs of patients with HIV/AIDS.
- As an Advocate to persons with HIV/AIDS and oral health professionals, the HIVDOP investigates potential discrimination by dental providers and assists clients with any other problems they may have in getting quality dental care.
- Education is provided to persons with HIV/AIDS and their providers to answer questions pertaining to oral health.
- The Treatment Fund is used to pay for dental care for persons who cannot afford dental treatment.
All program communication and records are maintained with complete confidentiality.
Client Enrollment Forms
Dental Provider Information
Keeping Dental Workers Healthy
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Maintaining Personnel Health in the Dental Office