Downloadable Resources

The Joyful Giving

Fundraising Guide

Major gifts, internal fundraising, and grants can all come down to two things: your attitude and the ASK.


Learn to create joyful givers and the Three Sentence Ask - the seventeen words that should put you over the top.

by: Marcy Heim, CFRE

The Mobile Medical Buying Guide

Buying a pre-owned mobile medical unit is a completely different journey than buying new, or buying a vehicle.


Learn what to do, and what not to do in this Buyers Guide & Inspection Checklist.

by: Brad C. Watson



No two states have the same regulations for mobile medical or dental units.


This guide has permitting requirements, agency contacts and websites, laws, links to permit applications, and more.

by: Travis A. LeFever


What Works, What To Watch, and What to Avoid

This guide by Andrea Hight, BS of Sullivan-Schein Dental outlines Mobile Dental Clinic operations from start to finish.

Mobile & Portable Dental Services in Schools

This white paper by the ASTDD outlines issues around providing on-site dental services in school settings.

Mobile Dental Operations

Capital Budgeting & ROI

This 2010 study ​by Dr. Arevalo's team examines costs and payback for best-case and worst-case scenarios.

FL Health Care Clinics


From the FL Dept. of Health, this FAQ provides insight to FL requirements for mobile medical and dental clinics.

The Assocation of State & Territorial Dental Directors

The ASTDD is a national non-profit organization representing state public health agency programs for oral health.

Mobile Dental Clinic


In 2007, ASTDD offered a guide to Mobile & Portable Dental Clinic Operations & Outcomes (some info is outdated)

Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual

Developed by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement’s Safety Net Solutions and the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

Mobile Health - Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

The initiation, operational strategies, outcomes and challenges of the NS-LIJ HS community relief effort using a MHU during and after Hurrican Sandy

State Dental Screening Laws - 2017 Update

State dental programs play important roles ensuring DSLs fulfill their intended goal of identifying children’s dental problems, connecting them to care.

School Sealant Programs

Sealants are widely recognized as an evidence-based approach to preventing tooth decay. The U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force cities “strong evidence of effectiveness” reducing tooth decay among school-aged children.

Is It Possible to Provide Mobile Services Here?

RDH magazine and Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA, discuss how dental hygienists can engage, and then consider what to do in highly regulated or restrictive states.

Direct Access Regulation

50 state overview of a hygienist's ability to initiate treatment based on an assessment of a patient’s needs without
authorization of a dentist, treat the patient without a dentist present,
and maintain a provider-patient relationship

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