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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Dental Association and the Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association.
The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Dental Association designates this activity for 11.5 credit hours continuing education credits.
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|AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (ADA)|
|Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.
Learn more about the ADA here.
|Dental Quality Alliance (DQA)
The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) was established by the American Dental Association in response to CHIPRA in order to advance performance measurement as a means to improve oral health, patient care and safety through a consensus-building process. MSDA is part of the Alliance that is made up of professional organizations that support this effort. The DQA supports the use of the AHRQ Domain Framework for program improvement and quality measurement by state Medicaid and CHIP oral health programs.
More information about the DQA may be found here.
Current Member Organizations
Learn about the development of quality measures for state Medicaid and CHIP dental programs.
|Advancing Quality and Program Effectiveness through Performance Measurement:
DQA Starter Set
Webinar hosted by MSDA on November 13, 2013
Krishna Aravamudhan, BDS, MS
Jill Boylston Herndon, PhD
W. Ken Rich, DMD
Martha Dellapenna, RDH, MEd
|Dental Round Table Collaborative
January 11, 2014 - Chicago, IL
Dental Practice Trends: 8 Permanent Game Changers
Roger P. Levin, DDS, Chairman & CEO, Levin Group, Inc.
The Ascendency of Managed Group Practice
Marc B. Cooper, President & Founder, Mastery Company
Trading Spaces: Why Patient Experience is Driving Dental Technology
Pam Hemmen, Vice President, Technology Services, Patterson Companies
|The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) has released the 2013 Conference Compendium
2013 Conference Compendium: Improving Quality Through Measurement
|AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY (AAPD)|
|The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the recognized authority on children’s oral health, promoting evidence-based policies and clinical guidelines; educating and informing policymakers, parents/guardians, and other health care professionals; fostering research; and providing continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children. Founded in 1947, the AAPD is a not-for-profit professional membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry, with members providing primary care and comprehensive dental specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists care deeply about access to care and are currently serving those with the greatest needs, including children with special health care needs. Nationwide approximately 70 percent of pediatric dentists participate in Medicaid.
AAPD resources of interest to MSDA members include:
AAPD's Oral Health Policies and Clinical Guidelines
AAPD's EPSDT Dental Periodicity Schedules and Map
AAPD's Policy on the Dental Home
AAPD's Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center (Policy Briefs)
Healthy Smiles, Health Children: AAPD's Foundation (Access to Care Grants)
AAPD's Parents/Consumers Website
|AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (AAP)|
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
|AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS' ASSOCIATION (ADHA)|
|ADHA believes in helping dental hygienists achieve their full potential as they seek to improve the public's oral health. We support your goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing your legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels.|
|2013 National Symposium, Transforming Dental Hygiene Education: Proud Past, Unlimited Future|
|ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL DENTAL DIRECTORS (ASTDD)|
|The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) is committed to improving the nation's oral health by promoting strong state oral health programs, formulating oral health policy, increasing awareness of oral health, and preventing oral disease. ASTDD and MSDA have partnered to assist State Oral Health Programs and State Medicaid Dental Programs identify opportunities to support one another to achieve their respective program goals. ASTDD and MSDA have developed a tip sheet, Opportunities for Collaboration between State Oral Health Programs and State Medicaid-CHIP Oral Health Programs, with examples of successful State Oral Health Program and State Medicaid-CHIP Oral Health Program collaboration.|
|Partnership for Alignment Project
Medicaid Dental Program Survey Tool
State Dental Program Survey Tool
|Perinatal Oral Health Committee
The committee serves as a focal point for issues and resources for state oral health programs relating to pregnancy and early childhood programs, policies, and materials.
Learn more here.
|Early Childhood Oral Health Committee
This committee was formed to focus on issues related to the oral health of young children up to five years of age. In October 2011, the ECC became the primary ASTDD group charged with implementing many of the Dental Home Initiative objectives on behalf of the Office of Head Start's National Center on Health.
Learn more here.
|CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)|
|Oral Health Technical Advisory Group (OHTAG)
Names of OHTAG members in your region
|CMS-MSDA Learning Labs
CMS sponsors a series of quarterly webinars, co-branded by MSDA, to help state agencies and others increase access to dental services covered by Medicaid and CHIP. The webinars to date have covered topics of state oral health action plans, beneficiary outreach, quality improvement, and dentistry for young children.
Click here for more information
|State Oral Health Action Plans|
|Partnership for Alignment Project
CMS initiated the Partnership for Alignment Project to help build better collaborations between state oral health programs in public health and state Medicaid-CHIP programs. To that end, CMS, MSDA, and ASTDD created a pair of self-assessment surveys for public health and Medicaid-CHIP. The surveys are to be completed by the appropriate agency staff and then compared to identify areas of collaboration and potential for further partnering toward common state goals.
Medicaid Dental Program Survey Tool
State Dental Program Survey Tool
|CMS Perinatal Resources
Oral Health Poster
Oral Health Tear Sheet
Oral Health Tear Sheet (Spanish)
|"Keep Kids Smiling" Strategy Guide for State Medicaid programs|
|DENTAQUEST FOUNDATION (DQF)|
|The DentaQuest Foundation was established in 2000 with a mission to support and promote optimal oral health. The Foundation collaborates with partners in communities across the United States, connecting key stakeholders, raising awareness and supporting solutions.|
U.S. National Oral Health Alliance
|National Oral Health Quality Improvement Committee|
|2014 DQF Grantees|
|DENTAQUEST INSTITUTE (DQI)|
|The mission of the DentaQuest Institute is to promote optimal oral health through efficient and effective care and prevention. Unlike many institutes that focus on either scientific research or policy commentary, the DentaQuest Institute emphasizes a hands-on approach by working directly with oral health care professionals to support them in improving the care they provide to their patients.|
|Early Childhood Caries Collaborative
Phase III of the ECC Project is underway. The chronic disease management approach to ECC will be expanded to up to 40 sites from across the country in a Breakthrough Series Collaborative beginning in August 2013. Building on the work of the Phase II teams, participating Phase III teams will engage in a variety of activities to implement the practices and protocols of disease management for early childhood caries.
Learn more about the ECC Project.
|Safety Net Solutions
DentaQuest Institute's Safety Net Solutions program works with safety net dental programs who are striving to provide high-quality clinical care to underserved populations. Through customized technical assistance, Safety Net Solutions guides programs through the practice improvement process to assist them in achieving their goals in areas such as increased access, strengthened financial viability, and improved quality outcomes.
SNS's philosophy is to work collaboratively with administrators, dental directors and program staff to develop strategies that are realistic and achievable. SNS also encourages collaboration among safety net clinics through their online learning center, a place where safety net dental providers can 'meet' to connect, learn and discuss solutions.
|HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)|
|HRSA, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and US territory.|
|Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCHB administers the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to States and discretionary grants that ensure that the Nation's women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs, have access to quality health care.
Title V, Medicaid, and Oral Health: Strategies for
Quality Improvement and Financing Care
Presented by Mary Foley on September 25, 2013
View the presentation with audio here.
|MIGRANT HEAD START|
|NATIONAL MATERNAL AND CHILD ORAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER|
|The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is federally funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to support health professionals, program administrators, educators, policy makers and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The resource center gathers, develops and shares information and materials with those professionals, in print and via the website. OHRC staff member Sarah Kolo is an Associate member of MSDA and serves on MSDA's Best Practices, Communication-Website and Membership Committees.|
|Oral Health Resource Bulletins
Resource Highlights: Focus on Dental Home
Resource Highlights: Focus on Head Start
|ORAL HEALTH AMERICA (OHA)|
|Oral Health America's mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education, and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable.|
|MSDA partners with OHA to raise awareness about issues affecting the oral health of all Americans. On October 8, 2013, OHA released the 2013 State of Decay report. This report highlights five public health and health care delivery system factors that potentially impact the oral health of older Americans.
To view the 2013 State of Decay report, click here.
|PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTHY MOUTHS, HEALTHY LIVES|
More information about the Children's Oral Health Campaign:
|WASHINGTON DENTAL SERVICE FOUNDATION|