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Keep Kids Smiling: Promoting Oral Health Through the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a strategy guide intended to provide examples of successful approaches to improving oral health access and utilization for children enrolled in Medicaid. Maryland is one of the state's highlighted in this guide.
Maryland Public Health Dental Hygiene Act - Impact Study
The Office of Oral Health is pleased to share with you the Maryland Public Health Dental Hygiene Act evaluation report. This report was developed following an evaluation that was conducted to access the impact of the Public Health Dental Hygiene Act of 2008.
As a result of the recent activities in Oklahoma, the American Dental Association compiled resources
that may be helpful to you. Click here for this information.
Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement
This consensus statement provides guidance on oral health care for pregnant women for both prenatal care health professionals and oral health professionals, pharmacological considerations for pregnant women, and guidance for health professionals to share with pregnant women. Consensus Statement
The State of Children's Dental Health
The State of Children's Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter graded states' ability to serve insured and soon-to-be insured children. Maryland is a national leader - the only state to meet seven of eight policy benchmarks for addressing children's dental health needs.
To view Maryland's Dental report card, click here.
To view the entire report, click here.
To view the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Press Release, click here.