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Fluoride Varnish: A Resource Guide.
Used with permission from Joanna Douglass, B.D.S., D.D.S., University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. 2008.
This document describes efforts to expand payment to primary care health professionals for preventive oral health services during well-child visits for children enrolled in Medicaid. Topics include state Medicaid programs paying primary care health professionals to perform caries risk assessment and apply fluoride varnish in 2008 and in 2012 and efforts to promote changes in policies and procedures.
This document presents information by state on reimbursement for dental-caries-prevention services, including fluoride varnish application. Topics include type of provider, services, fees, procedure codes, delegation, age limit for services, number of varnish applications reimbursed annually, training requirement/expectation, payors, and legislative approval to reimburse primary care health professionals.
This report describes the results of a development grant to improve the oral health of children in Milwaukee. The project placed oral health care coordinators in schools to provide preventive oral health services and trained primary care health professionals to perform oral health risk assessments, provide anticipatory guidance, and apply fluoride varnish. Topics include project development, objectives, and evaluation; demographics and key findings; and successes.
These guidelines aim to facilitate the implementation of school-based dental-sealant and fluoride-varnish programs in Washington. Topics include the assessment of populations at risk for dental caries, infrastructure, Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, staffing, policies and procedures, data collection, scheduling, quality assurance, sealant and fluoride varnish guidelines, student referral, and process and outcome evaluation. Information on state laws, memoranda of understanding, checklists, products, and supplies is also provided.
This manual describes the role of health professionals in applying fluoride varnish in children at high to medium risk for dental caries. Contents include information on training and supplies, positioning of infants and young children for varnish application, and the importance of establishing a dental home. Resources for consumers are also provided.