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
A comprehensive, multi-stakeholder program combines training and higher reimbursement for dental providers with outreach, education, and support to families, leading to enhanced access to dental care, less tooth decay, and lower dental care costs for young, low-income children.
Hospital-Based Pediatric Clinic Increases Access to Dental Care and Improves Oral Health for Low-Income Children and Children With Disabilities
A hospital-based outpatient pediatric dental clinic improves access to dental care and oral health for low-income children and children with disabilities.
Partnership Between Private Practice Providers and Hospitals Enhances Access to Comprehensive Dental Care for Underserved, Low-Income Pregnant Women
A partnership among a periodontist, hospitals, state-funded health clinics, and area dentists enhances access to comprehensive dental care and education about oral hygiene to thousands of low-income pregnant women.
Adding Diabetes and Hypertension Screening to Oral Health and Hygiene Program Identifies Many Seniors With or at Risk for These Chronic Illnesses
As an expansion to an existing community-based oral health program for Hispanic and African-American seniors, dental school faculty, staff, and students offer education and screening for hypertension and diabetes, leading to the identification of many seniors with or at high risk for these chronic illnesses and many previously diagnosed individuals who do not have the condition(s) under control.
Comprehensive School-Based Program Enhances Access to Oral Health Education, Prevention, and Treatment Services for Low-Income Children
The Boston University/Chelsea Partnership Dental Program is a city-wide, school-based program designed to increase access to dental services for low-income children by providing oral health education, dental screening and referrals, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealants, examinations, x-rays, cleanings, and restorations.
Bright Futures Materials
Bright Futures materials are designed to be useful to a wide range of audiences from health care professionals and those who provide health care for children, to parents and others in the community who participate in youth-oriented activities such as coaches, educators, and child care workers.
Washington Dental Service Foundation: Kids Oral Health
This Web site offers an online course to train primary care providers to deliver oral health preventive services to young children during well-child checks and a collection of related resources addressing oral health.
Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth
This tool will help children and parents choose the right snacks in order to prevent tooth decay.
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care: Clinical Services
The tools and resources on this Web page are intended to support the provision of high-quality clinical services in school-based, school-linked, and mobile health centers.
Give Kids a Smile Toolbox
The ADA launched the GKAS program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.