National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
Single photocopies available at no charge.
This participant binder contains materials from the expert meeting held on May 11-12, 2006, in Washington, DC, to address approaches, issues, and challenges faced by school-based dental sealant programs in enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program and linking them to a dental home. Also discussed are considerations and strategies for strengthening school-based dental sealant program linkages with community resources, including dental insurance and providers who can meet children's broader oral health care needs. Binder contents include background material on the role of school-based dental sealant programs in improving oral health, program descriptions of six state programs used as examples during the meeting, background information and research on dental sealants and sealant programs, and policies from several professional organizations on dental and medical homes. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Oral health, Dental sealants, School age children, Child health, Medical home, School based clinics, Health care financing, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs, Program descriptions, Meetings