Dentistry

Innovations

Program Offering Free Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service Significantly Reduces Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits by Uninsured Individuals 01/26/14

The Dentists' Partnership in Battle Creek, MI, provides free oral health care to low-income, uninsured individuals in exchange for community service. Approximately 70 percent of the dentists in...

Adding Diabetes and Hypertension Screening to Oral Health and Hygiene Program Identifies Many Seniors With or at Risk for These Chronic Illnesses 07/17/13

In an expansion of a program known as ElderSmile, which provides oral examinations and oral hygiene education to mostly Hispanic and African-American seniors at community centers throughout...

Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 01/03/13

As part of a comprehensive program to enhance access to dental services for Medicaid-eligible children younger than 6 years in Washington state, legislation enables primary care medical providers...

Comprehensive Statewide Program Combines Training and Higher Reimbursement for Providers With Outreach and Education for Families, Enhancing Access to Dental Care for Low-Income Children 01/03/13

A comprehensive, multi-stakeholder program in Washington State seeks to enhance access to dental services for Medicaid-eligible children younger than 6 years through training, enhanced...

Partnership Between Private Practice Providers and Hospitals Enhances Access to Comprehensive Dental Care for Underserved, Low-Income Pregnant Women 07/12/12

The Maternal Oral Health Project provides comprehensive dental care to Medicaid-eligible, low-income pregnant women in Nassau County, NY, enrolled in the State's Prenatal Care Assistance Program....

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Give Kids a Smile Toolbox 01/24/13

The American Dental Association launched the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.

The GKAS Program...

Cavity Free at Three 05/18/10

Cavity Free at Three is a 3-year statewide initiative aimed at preventing oral disease in young children. Over the course of the project, communities will receive technical assistance, training, supplies, and materials to implement the Cavity...

Oral Health, Cancer Care, and You 09/25/09

This publication series can help health care providers and patients learn more about steps that can be taken before, during, and after cancer treatment to reduce the risk and impact of side effects on oral health. Some of the patient publications...

Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit 09/21/09

The Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit provides guidance, technical tools, and resources to help States, territories, tribes, and communities develop and implement successful oral health components of Healthy People 2010 plans as well as...

Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dental Professionals 03/19/08

This guide reinforces consistent diabetes messages across the four disciplines—pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry (PPOD)—and promotes a team approach to comprehensive diabetes care that encourages collaboration among all care providers...

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