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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 individuals who need care to find it, and connect free and low-cost programs to one another to leverage limited resources and multiply efforts and results. The guide also provides information about the foundation and some of its activities.


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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 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
Available from the website.

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 address it; and the role of prenatal care, oral health, and pediatric health professionals in improving oral health for pregnant women and children. 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
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This fact sheet provides information for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses about their role and responsibility in supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, 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
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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 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 those who applied fluoride varnish for pediatric clients beginning at age 6 months. Conclusions and recommendations are provided.


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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: http://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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Philips Sonicare. 2015–. Mid-Atlantic Prevent Abuse and Neglect Through Dental Awareness. [no place]: Philips Oral Healthcare, 1 v.

Philips Learning Center
Telephone: (800) 692-4295
E-mail: info@theonlinelearningcenter.com
Website: https://www.theonlinelearningcenter.com
Available from the website.

This course is designed to help oral health professionals and others recognize indicators of abuse and neglect and to inform them of their legal and ethical responsibilities related to reporting and referral. Topics include child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, and human trafficking.


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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Perinatal Oral Health Program. 2015. During pregnancy, the mouth matters: A guide to Michigan perinatal oral health. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 22 pp.

Michigan Department of Community Health
Capitol View Building 201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48913

Telephone: (517) 373-3740
Website: http://michigan.gov/mdch
Available from the website.

This guide provides information about reducing infant mortality and promoting perinatal oral health in Michigan. It discusses a statewide perinatal oral health initiative, an infant-mortality-reduction plan, the national and local landscapes, and transmission of cariogenic bacteria. It also includes guidance for perinatal care professionals and oral health professionals, a visual guide for common oral health conditions, and referral resources to assist in facilitating oral health care for pregnant women.


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Longeway B, Hanson G. 2015. Call It Quits Referral Program: Connecting patients to tobacco cessation services. Plymouth, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (41 min, 42 sec).

Minnesota Oral Health Coalition
4190 Vinewood Lane N, #111-416
Plymouth, MN 55442

Telephone: (763) 381-1701
E-mail: info@minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org
Website: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org
Available from the website.

This video describes a statewide program to reduce smoking rates in Minnesota by making it easier for health professionals to refer their clients to tobacco-cessation counseling. Topics include why it is important for oral health professionals to address tobacco use with their clients.

     

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