Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Population

Indicators

Indicators

Indicators are listed below and in this handout. Follow the links to view a one-page summary of each indicator and full technical specifications for each indicator. View details about indicator sources. Consult the user guide for comprehensive information.

Quality Indicators for Women of Child-Bearing Age and Pregnant Women

Access

W.1. Percentage of pregnant women reporting difficulty getting dental care during pregnancy (Data source: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System [PRAMS])

W.2. Percentage of pregnant women who had insurance to cover dental care during pregnancy (Data source: PRAMS)

Utilization

W.3. Percentage of pregnant women who reported having their teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist during pregnancy (Data source: PRAMS)

W.4. Percentage of women of child-bearing age (ages 18–44) who report having a visit to a dentist or dental clinic in the past year (Data source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Outcome

W.5. Percentage of pregnant women reporting that they needed to see a dentist for a problem during pregnancy (Data source: PRAMS)

Quality Indicators for Children

Access

C.1. Dentists who actively participate in Medicaid per 1,000 EPSDT-eligible enrolled children (Data source: Medicaid enrollment and claims)

Utilization

C.2. Percentage of children who had a dental visit in the last 12 months (Data source: Medicaid enrollment and claims)*

C.3. Percentage of children at elevated risk receiving preventive dental services (Data source: Medicaid enrollment and claims)*

Process

C.4. Percentage of children at elevated risk receiving at least two topical fluoride applications as a dental service (Data source: Medicaid enrollment and claims)*

C.5. Percentage of children at elevated risk receiving at least two topical fluoride applications as an oral health service (Data source: Medicaid enrollment and claims)*

C.6. Percentage of children who have ever received sealants on permanent first molar teeth by the10th birthdate (Data source: Medicaid enrollment and claims)*

C.7. Percentage of children who have ever received sealants on permanent second molar teeth by the 15th birthdate (Data source: Medicaid enrollment and claims)*

Outcome

C.8. Percentage of kindergarten children with dental caries experience (treated or untreated tooth decay) (Data source: Basic Screening Survey [BSS])

C.9. Percentage of third-grade children with dental caries experience (treated or untreated tooth decay) (Data source: BSS)

C.10. Percentage of kindergarten children with urgent dental treatment needs (Data source: BSS)

C.11. Percentage of third-grade children with urgent dental treatment needs (Data source: BSS)

*Developer and steward: DQA