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Caregiver/Parent Education/Counseling

Approach: Share postcards or conduct motivational interviews with families that focus on the importance of dental enrollment and how to set up appointments

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Caregiver/Parent

Medicaid Reforms

Approach: Increase the number of dental providers who accept Medicaid through activities such as provider training, increased reimbursements, and other incentives

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: State/Provider

Patient Education/Counseling

Approach: Integrate oral health messages and strategies within existing community-based maternal and infant health programs

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Patients

Preventive Oral Care Outreach with Early Head Start, Head Start, Home Visiting, and WIC Clinics

Approach: Collaborate with Early Head Start and Head Start programs, home visiting programs, and/or WIC clinics to train staff to provide preventive oral health care and referrals to oral health professionals for dental visits

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Caregiver/Provider

Provider Education

Approach: Collaborate with obstetrical and/or nurse midwifery associations to train their members to conduct oral health risk assessments, provide preventive oral health care, and make referrals

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: Providers

Provider Education

Approach: Collaborate with Early Head Start programs, home visiting programs, and/or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinics to train staff to conduct oral health risk assessments, provide preventive oral health care, and refer pregnant women for dental visits

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: Providers

Provision of Information about Teledentistry

Approach: Provide information about opportunities and barriers related to teledentistry (e.g., state statutes, practice acts, reimbursement policies) to key state and/or local oral health stakeholders

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: Key stakeholders may include the state MCH program; the state oral health program, if not involved in planning strategy; the state Medicaid office; the state health officer; state dental and dental hygiene associations; the state dental board; the state oral health coalition; and policymakers

Provision of Information about Teledentistry

Approach: Provide information about opportunities and barriers related to teledentistry (e.g., state statutes, practice acts, reimbursement policies) to key state and/or local oral health stakeholders

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: Key stakeholders may include the state MCH program; the state oral health program, if not involved in planning strategy; the state Medicaid office; the state health officer; state dental and dental hygiene associations; the state dental board; the state oral health coalition; and policymakers

Public Insurance Coverage

Approach: Collaborate with Medicaid to increase the number of children and youth who have had a preventive dental visit in the past year

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: State/Provider

School/Preschool Interventions: School-Based Dental Services/Head Start Participation

Approach: Increase oral health referrals among children and youth through School Based Health Centers (SBHCs)

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: School

Teledentistry: Provider Education and Promotion/Provision of Services

Approach: Develop and provide training (or professional development) for oral health professionals at the state and/or local level about teledentistry (including state practice acts and reimbursement policies), and provide teledentistry services for pregnant women

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Scientifically Rigorous

Target Audience: Providers

Teledentistry: Provider Education and Promotion/Provision of Services

Approach: Develop and provide training (or professional development) for oral health professionals at the state and/or local level about teledentistry (including state practice acts and reimbursement policies), and provide teledentistry services for children and adolescents

NPM: 13 - Preventive Dental Visit (Oral Health)

Evidence: Provider training: Expert opinion; Teledentistry: Scientifically rigorous

Target Audience: Providers

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.