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OHRC Publications

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Holt K, Kolo S, Louie R. 2021. Title V national performance measure 13 (oral health): Strategies for success (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 25 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This practice guide provides detailed information to help state Title V maternal and child health programs in their implementation of the national performance measure on oral health (NPM 13) and oral-health-related state performance measures. It provides sample strategies for addressing NPM 13.1 (preventive dental visits for pregnant women) and 13.2 (preventive dental visits for children and adolescents, ages 1–17). The second edition includes new strategies for using teledentistry to provide preventive oral health care. For all strategies, the report presents sample evidence-based or evidence-informed strategy measures (ESMs), possible data sources for ESMs, and a comprehensive list of resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     


OHRC Library

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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2019. Teledentistry: How technology can facilitate access to care. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 5 pp

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
3858 Cashill Boulevard
Reno, NV 89509

Telephone: (775) 626-5008
Fax: (775) 626-9268
E-mail: info@astdd.org
Website: http://www.astdd.org
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This paper presents information about how technology can facilitate access to oral health care. Barriers to access are described, including lack of insurance coverage, transportation difficulties, low income, and an insufficient number of dentists who participate in Medicaid. The paper provides a definition of teledentistry, and its role in filling these gaps is discussed. Challenges associated with the use of teledentistry are described, and methods are presented.


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Center for Connected Health Policy. 2019-. State telehealth laws & reimbursement policies. Sacramento, CA: Center for Connected Health Policy, semi-annual

Center for Connected Health Policy
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 180
Sacramento, CA 95833

E-mail: info@cchpca.org
Website: https://www.cchpca.org
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This report provides a guide to telehealth-related policies, laws, and regulations for all states and the District of Columbia. The report contains information about Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care policies. Telehealth policies are organized into three areas: Medicaid reimbursement; private payer law; and professional regulation, health, and safety. Within these category areas, topic focuses include modality of reimbursement (for Medicaid); requirements and parity (for private payer law); and licensing, consent, and online prescribing (for professional regulation/health and safety).


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DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. 2020. Fast-track to teledentistry: Removing barriers to care while maximizing overall health. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 19 pp

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
465 Medford Street
Boston, MA 02129-1454

Telephone: (617) 886-1700
Website: https://www.carequest.org/
Available from the website.

This paper provides information on the benefits of teledentistry and how to make it more accessible. It discusses the impact of not receiving oral health care, new uses of and approaches to teledentistry, potential savings for states from increasing the use of teledentistry, and the promise of teledentistry. What states can do to make it easier for health systems, hospitals, and safety net clinics to adopt teledentistry initiatives is also discussed, including expanding the workforce, updating reimbursement policies, enhancing legal clarity, and making it easier for health professionals to share patient information.


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Glassman P. 2016. Teledentistry: Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 14 pp

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Telephone: (415) 929-6400
Fax: (415) 929-6654
Website: http://dental.pacific.edu
Available from the website.

This report reviews changes in general-health-care- and oral-health-care-delivery systems and national recommendations for adapting to these changes, including developing telehealth technology to deliver oral health services. The report reviews telehealth modalities and oral-health-care-delivery systems that use telehealth technologies, the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, considerations for incorporating telehealth in dental practices and community-based-oral-health-care-delivery systems, and the role of telehealth technologies in the future of oral-health-services delivery.


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Glassman P. 2019. Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams and the virtual dental home system of care: Program and policy considerations. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 14 pp

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
465 Medford Street
Boston, MA 02129-1454

Telephone: (617) 886-1700
Website: https://www.carequest.org/

This report focuses on the potential of telehealth, combined with new preventive and behavior support science, delivery systems, payment incentives, and policy environments, to improve oral health. It reviews changes taking place in the general health and oral health care systems as well as national recommendations that have been proposed in response to these changes. The report also describes the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, and considerations for incorporating telehealth into dental practices and community-based oral health care systems. In addition, it describes the concept of disruptive innovation and the future role that telehealth may play in the delivery or oral health services.

     

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