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Proceedings

Children with Special Health Care Needs Forums
These forums brought oral health advocates together to develop action plans to improve access to care and oral health status of children with special health care needs.

The Dental Home: Summary from an MCHB Expert Meeting
This report summarizes a meeting of experts held September 18 and 19, 2008, in Washington, DC to define the concept of a dental home.

Developing an Oral Health Medicaid Portability Model for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children: An Expert Meeting
This report summarizes a meeting held on March 10-11, 2008, in Washington, DC, on opportunities and challenges in addressing Medicaid eligibility and enrollment for children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers enrolled in Head Start.

Filling an Urgent Need: Improving Children's Access to Dental Care in Medicaid and SCHIP
This report describes a meeting of national and state experts held in October 2007 to address children’s access to oral health care in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Improving Perinatal Oral Health: Moving Forward—An Expert Meeting, Meeting Summary Report
This report summarizes the perinatal oral health meeting held on September 8, 2008, in Washington, DC.

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement—Summary of an Expert Workgroup Meeting
This report summarizes the expert workgroup meeting held on September 18, 2011, in Washington, DC. The document is intended to help professionals working in states and communities plan, develop, and implement programs to help ensure that pregnant women receive optimal oral health services.

Oral Health for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Priorities for Action—Recommendations from an MCHB Expert Meeting
This report summarizes a meeting held April 14-15, 2008, in Washington, DC, on strategies and key partners for improving the oral health of children with special health care needs, particularly in regard to the medical home and dental home interface, education and training, and financing.

Proceedings of the March 23-25, 2009 Access to Dental Care Summit
These proceedings summarize a meeting held in Chicago, IL to create a shared vision to improve the oral health of underserved populations throughout the nation and to develop a draft implementation plan for improving access to care.

Research to Policy and Practice Forum: Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes—Summary of a Meeting of Maternal, Child, and Oral Health Experts
This report summarizes presentations of commissioned background papers and other topics, as well as workgroup discussions from a forum convened by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, held on December 11-12, 2006, in Washington, DC.

Topical Fluoride Recommendations for High-Risk Children: Development of Decision Support Matrix
This report summarizes recommendations on the use of topical fluoride in preventing and controlling tooth decay from an expert panel convened on October 22–23, 2007, in Washington, DC.