Portable Equipment Introduction

Substantial opportunities now exist for the dental team to provide comprehensive oral health services in settings other than the traditional dental office/clinic or in self-contained mobile vans. Technological innovations in portable dental equipment make provision of comprehensive dental services to patient populations with minimal or extensive dental needs a reasonable reality. This chapter will help you make decisions about equipment selection and purchasing, transportation, use in different settings, staffing configurations, scheduling, program operations, risk management and financial issues.