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Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2009. Fluoride varnish manual: Happy Child, Bright Smile. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 29 pp.

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program
P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Telephone: (512) 776-7323
Fax: (512) 776-7256
E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm
Available from the website.

This manual provides as a guide for implementing a fluoride varnish program in Texas. It contains information about fluoride varnish advantages, protocols, and application. Additional information includes a description of various types of fluoride varnish, cost, and ordering information. Also provided are sample documents such as program reporting forms, parent letters, and handouts. Instructions are supplemented with photographs.


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Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2016. Oral evaluation and fluoride varnish in the medical home. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 1 v.

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program
P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Telephone: (512) 776-7323
Fax: (512) 776-7256
E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm
Available from the website.

This resource describes Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV), a program aimed at improving the oral health of infants and young children (ages 6–35 months) in Texas. Topics include certification and reimbursement for physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses for performing limited services in conjunction with a Texas Health Steps medical checkup. Program services include oral evaluation, fluoride varnish application, anticipatory guidance, and referral to a dental home. Links to training programs, forms, materials, product resources, online provider lookup, and the Medicaid provider website are also provided on the website.


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Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. First dental home (FDH). Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, multiple items.

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program
P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Telephone: (512) 776-7323
Fax: (512) 776-7256
E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm
Available from the website.

These resources were developed to help pediatric and general dentists improve the oral health of infants and children ages 6–35 months. The resources include an overview of services provided at the first dental visit including caries risk assessment, prophylaxis, oral hygiene instruction for primary caregivers, topical fluoride varnish, anticipatory guidance, and a recall schedule. Information on Texas Health Steps (Medicaid) reimbursement and links to related materials such as forms, training (slides), and questionnaires are included. Educational materials for families are also provided.


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Texas Early Head Start / Head Start Program. 2005. Head Start S.O.S. (Save Our Smiles) oral health forums: Final grant report summary. [Houston, TX]: Texas Early Head Start / Head Start Program, 15 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: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
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This final report summarizes an action plan developed by participants in three forums to address the prevalence of oral disease among children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start in Texas. Contents include summaries of the planning process, action plan development, conclusions and next steps, and the budget. Also included are charts presenting action plan items on barriers to access to care and barriers to oral health education and promotion. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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[Texas] Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Branch. 2012. Texas oral health surveillance plan. [Austin, TX: Texas] Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Branch, 19 pp.

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program
P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Telephone: (512) 776-7323
Fax: (512) 776-7256
E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm
Available from the website.

This document describes a system for monitoring trends in oral disease, the effectiveness of preventive oral health services, and the use of oral health services in Texas. Contents include goals and objectives and system components including the logic model, indicators, and data collection sources and timeframes. Additional topics include resources, information dissemination, confidentiality, and evaluation.


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U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2011. Innovative state practices for improving the provision of Medicaid dental services: Summary of eight state reports—Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 10 pp.

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244

Telephone: (877) 267-2323
Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
Fax:
Website: http://cms.gov
Available from the website.

This report summarizes a review of Alabama’s Medicaid dental program conducted on January 4–8, 2010, to discover practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral-health-service use among children in Alabama compared to the national average. The report describes the Smile Alabama initiative, the 1st Look program, Student/Resident Rotations in Community Health, the partnership with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the loan-repayment program.


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U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2010. State of Texas Medicaid dental review. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 10 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: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This report summarizes a review of Texas' Medicaid dental program conducted on November 30 to December 4, 2009, to identify practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral health service use among children in Texas compared to the national average. The report describes efforts to increase reimbursement rates, a legislatively-supported initiative to provide preventive oral health care in the early months of life, a strategy to encourage pediatric primary care health professionals to provide oral health care in the medical home, a loan repayment program for dentists and physicians who treat Medicaid beneficiaries, and meetings to promote stakeholder ownership in the state's oral health program.

     

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