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Guidebooks

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    Guidelines for Providing Dental Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities

    March 2013

    Establishing an oral hygiene protocol for the frail and functionally dependent elderly is of special concern to many health care providers. The following guidelines can assist long-term care facility professionals in caring for their residents’ dental needs.

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    Reimbursement for Dental Services in a Community Setting

    August 2012

    This resource guide was developed to assist Federally Qualified Health Centers navigate the many Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies related to creating sustainable oral health programs in underserved communities.

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    WIC: Early Entry into Dental Care Guidebook

    Updated: December 2011

    This online manual provides an overview of the WIC: Early Entry into Dental Care Program and lessons learned, guidance, and tools for groups interested in implementing the program in their own locales. It can be browsed online for free.

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    Integrating Oral Health into School Health Programs and Policies

    Updated: October 2011

    This guidebook is a comprehensive approach to oral health education policy in schools. It is a helpful tool for school board members and superintendents to develop local polices to address oral health in their schools.

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Reports and Briefs

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    Exploring Denti-Cal Provider Reimbursement and its Impact on Access to Dental Care for California’s Children

    April 2014

    In this issue brief the authors examine the impact of current Denti-Cal rates on children's oral health, and provide an overview of the significant prevalence of dental disease in California's younger citizens. This brief highlights that currently only 1 in 4 dentists participate in Denti-Cal, and while not sufficient on their own, rate increases are necessary to improve access to dental care.

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    "Mommy It Hurts to Chew" (2006 Oral Health Needs Assessment)

    February 2006

    The Dental Health Foundation (now the Center for Oral Health), in partnership with CDAF, Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health and Maternal and Child Health Branch and CDHA, screened over 20,000 children in kindergarten and third grade to determine the oral health status of children in California.

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    Dental Cuts Bite Children, Cost All Californians: The Case for Investing in School-Based Preventive Services

    September 2009

    This policy brief proposes that California invest in school-based preventive dental services in order to fill the gaps left by State funding cuts to children's dental health programs.

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    Eliminating Medi-Cal Adult Dental: Costs and Consequences

    June 2009

    This publication highlighted the inevitable consequences of the 2009 decision to cut adult dental benefits from California's Medicaid program and questioned its effectiveness as a cost-saving measure.

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    Effectiveness of Population-Based Interventions on Oral Health

    October 2007

    Effectiveness of Population-Based Interventions on Oral Health was a three year research project intended to provide advocates with a deeper understanding of San Diegans’ positions on fluoridation than can be obtained through opinion polls or focus groups and to improve their capability to effectively conduct a public learning process for fluoridation issues and other health issues that require public support, eg: tobacco and AIDS and immigrant health.

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    Putting Teeth into Health Care Reform

    June 2007

    This report by the Dental Health Foundation (now the Center for Oral Health) notes the extent of dental coverage, barriers to utilization, and policy considerations for improving the oral health of all Californians.

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Legislative Briefings

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    Impact of Community-Based Oral Health Services: Reducing the Barriers to Care

    October 4, 2011

    The legislative briefing, Impact of Community-Based Oral Health Services: Reducing the Barriers to Care, was sponsored by the Center for Oral Health. Speakers focused on emphasizing preventive services to reflect the new focus of CMS and the Benefit Exchange, increasing access and utilization rates of dental care by providing services where people are and achieving sustainability and efficiency in public dental health program models.

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