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Physician-Based Comprehensive Preventive Oral Health Services (POHS) Associated with Reduced Dental Caries

A retrospective study conducted by Ashley M. Kranz, Ph.D, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her colleagues linked 29,173 kindergarten students through Medicaid claims and public health surveillance data to reveal some interesting findings with regard to POHS and dental caries.

A rule change that would make dental coverage more affordable

Written by: Colin Reusch, of the Children's Dental Health Project

Written by: Children's Dental Health Project blog: Teeth Matter

This blog post was written for the Children's Dental Health Project blogTeeth Matter and is shared with permission.

What is a Cavity?

Many of us have heard of cavities, but what are they?

A cavity is a hole in the tooth that grows bigger and deeper over time. Cavities are also sometimes called dental caries. Harmful bacteria from cavities can spread easily within a family.

Children's Dental Health Month - TeethFirst! & RI child care providers

In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month, TeethFirst! conducted an outreach campaign through child care providers in Rhode Island, to help us reach children under age five and their families.

HealthSource RI Open Enrollment: Get Covered and Stay Covered!

Open enrollment for health and dental coverage through HealthSource RI ends January 31, 2016. HealthSource RI is Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. Health plans and dental plans are available.  Find coverage that fits your needs and budget.

How to Enroll

RIte Smiles and RIte Care - health benefits & dental care for Rhode Island children

Did you know that 87,562 children age 15 and under in Rhode Island currently receive their dental benefits and care through the RIte Smiles program? 

In the Community: Oral Health Care Kits

This fall, TeethFirst! and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT partnered with Project Undercover to distribute over 700 oral health care kits to children and families in Providence. These oral health care kits provide the tools and information needed to put our children on a path to healthy smiles for a lifetime.

New states to join network to expand oral health access

Written by: Children's Dental Health Project blog: Teeth Matter

This blog post was written for the Children's Dental Health Project blog: Teeth Matter and is shared with permission.

Fluoride varnish in a busy pediatric office? Yes, you can do it!

Written by: Ailis Clyne, MD, MPH

When our practice was contacted about training for applying fluoride varnish a couple of years ago, it sounded like a great service to provide our patients.  But, we were worried about working in another component to well baby visits.  How do you apply it?  Who would apply it?  How long does it take?  Can you bill for the service?  What needs to be documented?

Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care

Qualis Health recently published a white paper and released a video about the importance of incorporating preventive oral healthcare into routine medical visits. Often, primary care physicians are in a perfect position to detecting oral disease early and to engage families of young children in a discussion about preventing oral disease.

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