Micaela Gibbs, DDS, MHA
University of Florida
Dr. Micaela Gibbs is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida's College of Dentistry, and she is the Interim Chair of the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science. Dr. Gibbs’ area of research is the economics of dental access, as well as programming to improve access to care for underserved populations. Additionally, her focus is on the educational impact of interprofessional collaboration on dental student perceptions of care and practice.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The University of Florida Care One clinic provides interprofessionally-coordinated health services for medically complex individuals who are frequent utilizers of the institution’s emergency department. In the Fall of 2019, the clinic added dental screening services to address patients’ oral health needs. With dental faculty supervision, dental students provide a comprehensive oral exam and referral to services as feasible; they work with pharmacy and medical students, nurses and a social worker. Goals associated with dental student inclusion included (1) Establishing an interprofessional…