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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health. [2016]. Oral health and medical professionals. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 1 p.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health
201 Townsend Street Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48913

Telephone: (517) 373-3740
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html
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This resource provides information about Michigan's online training and how physicians and nurse practitioners can be certified to receive Medicaid reimbursement for applications of fluoride varnish for infants and children aged 0-35 months. It also links to a fluoride varnish training module.


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Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2016–. Fluoride varnish. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 1 v.

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health
4815 West Markham, Slot 18
Little Rock, AR 72205

Telephone: (501) 661-2240
Secondary Telephone: (501) 661-2000
Fax: (501) 661-2055
Website: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/oralhealth/Pages/default.aspx
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This resource for physicians, nurses, and other licensed health professionals in Arkansas describes fluoride varnish and its role in preventing dental caries in children. It also provides information about the safety and benefits of fluoride varnish and state certification requirements for applying fluoride varnish.


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Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program; Columbus Public Health Dental Sealant Program, East Columbus Elementary, Hamilton Local Elementary. 2016. Seal in a smile. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, 1 video (4 min, 21 sec).

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-4180
Fax: (614) 564-2421
E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov
Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx
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This video for children addresses the importance of dental sealants. Live action and animation are used to demonstrate what sealants are, how they prevent tooth decay, and how they are applied.


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Tennessee Department of Health. 2016. Dental fact sheets. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, multiple items.

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section
710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: (615) 741-3111
E-mail: tn.health@tn.us
Website: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth
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These resources provide information about the importance of oral health and oral health care for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include dental caries and periodontal disease and prevention strategies such as dental sealants, fluoride, injury prevention, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Information about primary and permanent tooth eruption is also provided.


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Wright JT, Crall JJ, Fontana M, Gillette J, Novy BB, Dhar V, Donly K, Hewlett ER, Quinonez, RB Chaffin J, Crespin M, Iafolla T, Siegal MD, Tampi MP, Graham L, Estrich C, Carrasco-Labra A. 2016. Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit- and fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Journal of the American Dental Association 147(8):672–682.

American Dental Association, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Website: http://ebd.ada.org
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This report presents findings from a systematic review and recommendations to address clinical questions related to the effect of pit- and fissure-sealant on preventing and arresting dental caries in children and adolescents. Additional topics include the efficacy of dental sealants compared with fluoride varnishes, and the relative merit of head-to-head comparisons of the different types of sealant material used on pits and fissures of occlusal surfaces.


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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 42 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
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This report shows the progress made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states to systematically measure and report on the quality of care that children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive. Contents include information about state-specific findings on quality and access in Medicaid and CHIP and monitoring and improving care for children enrolled in managed care. Topics include primary care access and preventive care, management of acute and chronic conditions, childhood obesity, oral health care, prenatal and postpartum care, and adolescent well care.


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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. Dental and oral health services in Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 5 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
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This report provides state-specific findings on children's use of dental services in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. It includes state-specific performance data for two measures: preventive dental services and dental treatment services. The report also summarizes information on managed care quality-monitoring and qaulity-improvement efforts related to oral health care that were reported in states' external quality review technical reports.


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American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, Medicaid/SCHIP Dental Association, 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
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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 procedures codes are also included.


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American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures. 2016. Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care [upd.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 pp.

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

Telephone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
Website: http://www.aap.org
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These guidelines for pediatricians represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures about the periodicity of health care services for all children. The guidelines emphasize the importance of continuity of care in comprehensive health supervision, including oral health supervision, and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.


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Snyder JE. 2016. Community health workers: Roles and responsibilities in health care delivery system reform. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 23 pp.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F
Washington, DC 20201

Website: http://aspe.hhs.gov
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This report reviews health services research findings on community health workers (CHWs) and considers key challenges for CHWs to improve health care delivery, including oral health care delivery. Topics include major roles for CHWs in the health care system, a national profile of CHWs, evidence on the clinical impact of CHWs, the policy impact potential for CHW interventions, opportunities for reimbursement through Medicaid, and state and health care innovation models.

     

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