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Wolfe SH. 1995-1996. The oral health survey and needs assessment in Connecticut: A determination of the prevalence of dental disease in grade school children. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 65 pp.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
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This report describes a survey of the oral health of three groups of school children (2nd grade, 7th grade, and 11th grade) in Connecticut. The survey sought information on the children's decayed, missing, and filled teeth, deciduous and permanent. The survey sample involved schools within each of the state's five geographic regions; the schools were stratified into three income levels (using the number of children participating in the free or reduced-cost lunch program as a proxy for economic status). The report presents survey methods, results, and recommendations.

    Keywords: Oral health, Dentistry, Connecticut, Dental care, Dental caries, Mouth diseases, Health surveys, Child health, Patient compliance, Statistics, Needs assessment

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    Schneider D, Rossetti J, Crall, J. 2007. Assuring comprehensive dental services in Medicaid and Head Start programs: Planning and implementation considerations. Los Angeles, CA: National Oral Health Policy Center, 16 pp, (Technical issue brief).

    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
    University of California, Los Angeles 10990 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Telephone: (310) 794-2583
    Fax: (310) 312-9210
    E-mail: chcfc@ucla.edu
    Website: http://www.healthychild.ucla.edu
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    This brief presents and discusses alternative delivery models for improving access to required dental services for children enrolled in Medicaid and Head Start. Topics include the relationships between these models or arrangements and federal regulations and policies requiring comprehensive services, the consequences that may arise as a result of implementation of these models, and approaches for ameliorating adverse consequences and securing children’s access to a full range of services.

    Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Access to health care, Medicaid, Head Start, EPSDT, Compliance, Program improvement, Children

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