Adele Della Torre, DDS
Dr. Della Torre is a 1981 graduate of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York City. She was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1986-1992 and founded her own practice in 1989. She currently serves as Board Chair for Ready Set Smile, a non-profit ADT Dental dentists founded to bring dental services to children with low-resources through school based programs. Dr. Della Torre served on the Department of Human Services Dental Services Advisory Committee (DSAC) from 2010-2015.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The project involved interprofessional training through use of video learning modules to occupational therapy (OT) students and community health workers (CHW) to support oral health outcomes for young children and their families. The OT students and CHW rated their knowledge of oral health and team member roles and perceptions of the roles of interprofessional team members working with children and families on oral health prevention and management prior to the onset of the project and at project completion. Preliminary outcomes suggest that even short synchronous collaborative…