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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.


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
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 procedures codes are also included.


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, multiple items.

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
Available from the website.

[in process] 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.


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.


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.


Smile Alabama!. 2014–. 1st Look Program. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Medicaid Agency, multiple items.

Alabama Medicaid Agency
501 Dexter Avenue P.O. Box 5624
Montgomery, AL 36103-5624

Telephone: (334) 242-5000
Website: http://medicaid.alabama.gov
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help primary care physicians reduce dental caries in early childhood by performing dental risk assessments, providing anticipatory guidance, applying fluoride varnish, and referring children to a dental home by age one. Contents include information about fluoride varnish products and vendors; program participation, certification, and billing; presentation slides and handouts; and educational materials for infants, young children, and pregnant women. A training course is also available.


Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2014–. Smoking and oral health quit kit information. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Telephone: (860) 509-7382
Fax: (860) 509-7853
E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help oral health professionals in Connecticut screen and counsel their clients who use tobacco products. Contents include a letter that provides information about an evidence-based approach to eliminate tobacco use (the 5 A's), resources and tools, and cessation counseling reimbursement for professionals who participate in the state Medicaid/HUSKY Health programs. Additional contents include questions and answers about the state quit line, a quit line wallet card, information about treatment methods, a quit tips note sheet, and a poster with tips from former smokers. The wallet cards and posters are available in English and Spanish.


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2014. Varnish volunteer training. [Jefferson City, MO]: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 1 video (16 min, 6 sec).

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Telephone: (573) 751-6400
Fax: (573) 751-6010
E-mail: info@health.mo.gov
Website: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php
Available from the website.

This video provides instruction on applying fluoride varnish to the teeth of children as part of Missouri's Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP). Topics include the course outline and objectives; a description of the PSP methodology (surveillance, education, prevention, and referral); a definition of fluoride varnish; and an explanation of how fluoride varnish works and how it is applied. Additional topics include maintaining children's privacy and self-esteem, infection control, the application process, and post-application instructions. The presentation concludes with a series of self-test questions. A video on applying fluoride varnish to young children using the knee-to-knee position is also available.


Georgia Department of Human Resources, Family Health Branch, Oral Health Section. 2014. Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program: Reaching Georgia's children where they learn—Parents' guide. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Human Resources, Oral Health Section, 2 pp.

Georgia Department of Public Health, Oral Health Office
Two Peachtree Street, N.W., 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3186

Telephone: (404) 657-2850
Website: http://dph.georgia.gov/oral-health
Available from the website.

This brochure for parents describes oral health services available to students from families with low incomes who attend schools in Georgia. It discusses program goals, outlines services, and provides tips on the importance of oral health screening and education, as well as nutrition and overall health.


Children’s Oral Health Action Team. 2014. Ohio's school nurse toolkit: A guide to help make good decisions for your school's oral health program. Cleveland, OH: Children’s Oral Health Action Team, 10 pp.

Children’s Oral Health Action Team
Voices for Ohio's Children 3311 Perkins Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44114

Telephone: (216) 881-7860
Secondary Telephone: (216) 881-7860
Fax: (216) 881-7863
Website: http://info@raiseyourvoiceforkids.org/COHAT
Available from the website.

This toolkit is designed to assist school nurses in planning and implementing an oral health program at their school or in their district. Topics include needs assessments; oral health care education for school nurses, for teachers, for students, and for families; prevention; screenings; and referrals.


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