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Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. 2016. Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD). Seattle, WA: Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, 1 p.

Carol Allen
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
ATTN: Communications Team 401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: (206) 296-0100
Contact Phone: (206) 263-8750
Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health.aspx
Available from the website.

This fact sheet describes a program that provides preventive and restorative oral health care for children who are eligible for Medicaid in King County, Washington. The program emphasizes the importance of having an oral examination by a doctor or dentist by age 1. Topics include program eligibility and benefits, including increased access to oral health care throughout the county, fluoride-varnish applications, and support services (finding a dentist, coordinating transportation to and from the dental office, and coordinating interpreter services for the dental visit). The fact sheet is available in Chinese, English, Filipino, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


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Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation. 2016. Resource for dental care: A guide to free and low-cost dental care. Oklahoma City, OK: Delta Dental of Oklahoma, quarterly.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation
16 N.W. 63rd Street, Suite 201
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Telephone: (405) 607-4771
Secondary Telephone: (800) 522-0188, ext. 771
Fax: (405) 607-4778
E-mail: foundation@DeltaDentalOK.org
Website: http://www.DDOKFoundation.org
Available from the website.

This guide provides information to help individuals in Oklahoma who cannot afford oral health care find free and low-cost resources, assist referral sources in helping those who need care to find it, and connect free and low-cost programs to one another to leverage limited resources and improve outcomes. The guide also provides information about the foundation and some of its activities.


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Carter NL, Lowe E, with the American Association for Community Dental Programs and the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2016. Seal America: The prevention invention (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This manual is designed to assist health professionals in launching and sustaining school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). In addition to offering a step-wise approach for planning and implementing SBSPs, the manual addresses issues related to referring students with unmet oral health needs to a dental clinic or office. Health professionals working in established SBSPs may also find the manual of interest as they work to improve specific aspects of their program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, Medicaid I Medicare I CHIP Services Dental Association; and National Academy for State Health Policy. 2016. Caries prevention services reimbursement table. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, 1 v.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Telephone: (866) 843-2271
Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779
E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org
Website: http://www2.aap.org/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This document presents survey findings for the 50 states and the District of Columbia on reimbursement for risk assessment, oral examination, fluoride varnish, anticipatory guidance, and family oral health education. It presents information on the following topics: type of health professional, services, fees, procedure codes, delegation, age limit for services, number of varnish applications reimbursed annually, training requirement, payor, payment by Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and legislative approval to reimburse health professionals. Information about commercial payment and procedure codes is also included.


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Diop H, Hwang S, Leader D, Silk H, Chie L, Lu E, Stone SL, Flaherty K. 2016. Massachusetts oral health practice guidelines for pregnancy and early childhood. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 14 pp.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
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These guidelines provide oral health care recommendations and resources for health professionals caring for pregnant women and young children. Contents include background information about oral diseases; the status of oral health among pregnant women and children in Massachusetts and national and state efforts to improve it; and the role of prenatal care professionals, oral health professionals, and pediatric health professionals in improving pregnant women's and children's oral health. Topics include assessing, advising, educating, referring, collaborating, and providing treatment and management. Resources on medication use during pregnancy, sample referral forms, and reproducible handouts on healthy portion sizes and eating healthy during pregnancy are also provided.


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Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. 2016. Oral health: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for primary care providers. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, 2 pp, (Child and teen checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for primary care providers).

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Telephone: (651) 201-3760
E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us
Website: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc
Available from the website.

This fact sheet provides information for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses about their role in and responsibility for supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. Topics include requirements for the visit, personnel training, and documentation of counseling and referral; recommendations for oral health risk assessment and fluoride-varnish application; why preventive oral health care is important; anticipatory guidance; professional recommendations; and resources.


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University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health. 2016. Fluoride varnish application in primary care settings. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health
501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037

Telephone: (701) 777-3848
Fax: (701) 777-6779
E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu
Website: https://ruralhealth.und.edu
Available from the website.

This fact sheet presents findings from a survey of primary care health professionals in North Dakota to assess their knowledge about fluoride-varnish application and determine how many were providing and billing for the service. Contents include information about the percentage of pediatricians and family practice physicians who conducted oral health risk assessments, those who had a list of dentists for client referral, and who applied fluoride varnish for infants and children beginning at age 6 months.


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Schroeder S, Ahmed A. 2016. Fluoride varnish application among North Dakota family practice physicians & pediatricians: 2016 chartbook. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 15 pp.

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health
501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037

Telephone: (701) 777-3848
Fax: (701) 777-6779
E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu
Website: https://ruralhealth.und.edu
Available from the website.

This report presents findings from a survey of pediatricians and family practice physicians in North Dakota to study fluoride-varnish application in clinical practice. Contents include an overview of the study; information about the methods and response demographics; and findings on assessment, fluoride-varnish application, referral, and need for training and education.


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Casamassimo P, Holt K, eds. 2016. Bright Futures: Oral health—Pocket guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 90 pp.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This pocket guide offers health professionals an overview of preventive oral health supervision for five periods—pregnancy and postpartum, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The pocket guide is designed to help health professionals implement specific oral health guidelines during these periods. For each period, information about family preparation, risk assessment, interview questions, screening, examination, preventive procedures, anticipatory guidance, measurable outcomes, and referrals are discussed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. 2016. Organized, evidence-based care: Oral health integration. Seattle, WA: Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, multiple items.

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
P.O. Box 33400
Seattle, WA 98133-9700

Telephone: (800) 949-7536
Secondary Telephone: (800) 833-6384
Fax: (206) 368-2419
Website: http://www.safetynetmedicalhome.org
Available from the website.

These resources provide guidance for primary care practices on providing evidence-based oral health care that is intended to optimize patients’ health. Contents include an executive summary, an implementation guide, a video, and a white paper. Topics include implementing an oral-health-care-delivery framework that includes conducting an oral health screening, offering brief interventions, and coordinating referral to a dentist as needed. Field-testing results and case examples are provided.

     

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