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1005 Dr. D.B Tood Jr Blvd,

Nashville, TN 37208

 

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Volunteer Instructions

Oral Health Day 2018

Dental Team 

Thank you for your time and efforts to make this event a success! 

 

Once patients have cleared the health screening area, they move with their forms to the dental triage waiting area located in the Dental School Lobby. At this point a volunteer dentist/student will screen/triage them in ODS and determine which dental procedures should occur. The patients will be directed to the appropriate waiting area, i.e. cleaning, filling, extraction, and called when space is available. The treating dentist/student or hygienist is responsible for collecting all forms from the patient, tracking services performed, and placing all forms into a central repository for data entry.

 

Dental Clinic Volunteer Instructions: (Extractions, Fillings, & Cleanings)

  1. Receive an email regarding which clinic you will be assigned and seating.

  2. On March 10, 2018 report to New Alumni Hall for volunteer registration. Registrations begins at 6:45 A.M. Please arrive NO LATER than 7:00 a.m. *Continental breakfast provided*

  3. Volunteer Orientation will begin at 7:15 in New Alumni Hall. You will receive information from your team leader regarding basic information about the event, a thank you letter, and your assigned seating. 

  4. At 7:30 a.m. report to your assigned seating in the varies clinics. 

  5. Once you are ready to receive a patient please stand and a patient will be escorted to your station.

  6. Once treatment is rendered please indicate whether or not the patient will need a follow-up appointment, a prescription voucher, etc...

  7. Dismiss the patient. Ask them to proceed to the dental school lobby for check-out and to receive their prescription voucher. 

  8. Helpers will be floating around the hallways to assist patients to the lobby.

  9. Helpers will be floating around the clinic to assist with dental chair turnovers.

  10. The Patient Registration team will stop taking patients at 4:30 p.m so clinics may close at 5:00 p.m. 

  11. Please stay to help clean up your area at the end of your shift.  

  12. Closing remarks and volunteer check-out will take place in the dental school lobby at 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: If you sign up for the afternoon shift (11:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)  please pick-up your welcome folder from New Alumni hall no later than 10:30 a.m. Then report to your assigned station.  

*All material required to perform treatment such as instruments, PPE, etc will be provided to you by a helper.* 

Triage/ODS Clinic Volunteer Instructions:

  1. Receive an email regarding which clinic you will be assigned and seating.

  2. On March 11, 2017 report to New Alumni Hall for volunteer registration. Registrations begins at 6:45 A.M. Please arrive NO LATER than 7:00 a.m. *Continental breakfast provided*

  3. Volunteer orientation will begin at 7:15 in New Alumni Hall. You will receive information from your team leader regarding basic information about the event, a thank you letter, and your assigned seating. 

  4. At 7:30 a.m. report to your assigned seating in the varies clinics. 

  5. Patient Escorts volunteers will escort patient from dental school lobby to triage/ODS. 

  6. Once triage is complete, patient escorts will escort the patients to the varies clinic. 

  7. The Patient Registration team will stop taking patients at 4:30 p.m so clinics may close at 5:00 p.m. 

  8. Please stay to help clean up your area at the end of your shift.  

  9. Closing remarks and volunteer check-out will take place in the dental school lobby at 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: If you sign up for the afternoon shift (11:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)  please pick-up your welcome folder from tNew Alumni Hall no later than 10:30 a.m. Then report to your assigned station.