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Dental Referral - Child
Dental Referral - Pregnancy
Well-Child Visit
Dental Health Goal Setting
Dental Health Screening - Pregnancy
AAP Oral Health Risk Assessment

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Fluoride Applications in Primary Care

Initiating preventive dental care at an early age in primary medical settings may offer an opportunity to prevent dental decay.  Montana Medicaid reimburses physicians, physician assistants and advance practice nurses for applying topical fluoride varnish.  Training for fluoride application can be found at the Smiles for Life website.

Conducting a caries risk assessment allows providers a standardized way to document risk for dental disease.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with Bright Futures and National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health developed an assessment tool.

Other valuable resources from the AAP:

 CDC Diabetes Toolkits

To enhance the integration of oral health into primary medical care the CDC offers a toolkit, Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry. 

Dentists and other oral health care providers play a key role in preventing and treating periodontal (gum) disease and other oral health problems, the following link provides more details: How to Promote Oral Health for People with Diabetes.

National Network for Oral Health Access