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Rate Increase! Adult Dental Medicaid Reimbursement

In summer 2022, the Rhode Island General Assembly authorized the increase for adult Medicaid dental service rates for the first time since 1992. The cost of running a dental clinic, along with the cost of everything else, has increased substantially since 1992. These new rates will better support dentist offices and increase their capability to accept adult Medicaid clients. This is important for many reasons:

Fillings - An Important, Safe Part of Restorative Dentistry

Escrito por: Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH

Should I worry about mercury in dental fillings?

With last winter’s story of a Fall River man hospitalized from acute mercury poisoning related to melting dental scrap , should individuals with fillings be concerned? Is there a need to remove fillings? In short: no! But read this post to learn more about mercury, amalgam fillings, and more.

Nuevo video: La salud dental de su bebé

Escrito por: United Healthcare, RIte Smiles

El video es para los nuevos padres, especialmente las nuevas mamás. La intención es complementar la información más general que se proporciona sobre la salud infantil y la atención domiciliaria, con materiales que se centran en la importancia de la salud dental.

New Video! Your Baby's Dental Health

Escrito por: United Healthcare, RIte Smiles

Data on Rhode Island Children - RIte Smiles and Dental Disease

Escrito por: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

Dental Provider Participation in Medicaid and RIte Smiles

Children's Access to Dental Care in Rhode Island

Escrito por: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

This has been excerpted from the 2019 Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook. To see the full publication, please click here

Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic disease among children. Poor oral health has immediate and significant negative impacts on children’s overall health, growth and development, school attendance, and academic achievement.

Traumatismo Dental: Instrucciones y Consejos para padres y proveedores de cuidado

Escrito por: el director del Programa de Salud Oral del Departamento de Salud de Rhode Island, Sam Zwetchkenbaum, y por la estudiante universitaria, Madeline Weil

Si usted es un padre o un proveedor de cuidados, usted sabe que los niños siempre se están moviendo. Tener un niño activo, significa que accidentes pueden ocurrir en cualquier momento, incluyendo accidentes a los dientes de leche (o primarios) y a los dientes permanentes (o adultos). La asociación Internacional de Traumatología Dental (International Association of Dental Traumatoloy, por su nombre en inglés) reporta que la mayoría de los accidentes dentales ocurren antes de los 19 años.

Dental Trauma Instructions: Advice for Parents and Caregivers

Escrito por: Sam Zwetchkenbaum, Dental Director, and Madeline Weil, Academic Scholar, Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program.

If you are a parent or caregiver, you know that kids are always on the move. Having an active child means that accidents can happen at any time, including to primary (baby) and permanent (adult) teeth. The International Association of Dental Traumatology reports that most dental injuries occur before age 19.

Rhode Island RDH Focus Groups

Please click here for the presentation of findings from the June 2018 focus groups with Rhode Island dental hygienists.


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