Public Policy Resources

National and State-Level Projections of Dentists and Dental Hygienists in the U.S., 2012-2025 (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
Oral Health in Missouri (June 2012, W. Frosh, for Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, REACH Healthcare Foundation and Missouri Foundation for Health)
Helping Children Get Access to Dental Care (Connecticut Health Foundation)
Dental Sealants (CDC Information Sheet)
Celebrating Our Wins - More Medicaid Programs Pay for Children's Oral Health Prevention Services in Doctors' Offices (American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health)
Falling Short - Most States Lag on Dental Sealants (Pew Charitable Trusts Report)
Falling Short - Missouri (Pew Charitable Trusts)
CDHP examines oral health implications of EHB rule
Secular Trends in Hospital Emergency Department Visits for Dental Care in Kansas City, Missouri, 2001-2006 (Public Health Reports, March - April 2011: abstract)
Emergency Department Visits for Dental-Related Conditions, 2009 (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Medicaid - States Made Multiple Program Changes, and Beneficiaries Generally Reported Access Comparable to Private Insurance (Nov. 2012 GAO report to Secretary of Health and Human Services)
Children's Oral Health Newsletter by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Presentations from the 2012 National Oral Health Conference (April 28 - May 2) are available on-line
Returning the Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health & Primary Health (Grant Makers in Health)
Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement - Summary of an Expert Workgroup Meeting (Oct. 2011, published 2012)
Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Women and Young Children: Opportunities for Policymakers (National Maternal and Child Health Policy Center)
Pediatric Dental Benefits Under the ACA: Issues for State Advocates to Consider (Children's Dental Health Project)
CMS Oral Health Strategy (April 2011)
State of Dental Care Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children in the United States (Pediatrics)
Breaking Down Barriers to Oral Health for All Americans: The Role of Finance (ADA)
TOWARD A HEALTH HOME: The Need for Integrating the Mouth to the Body (AAPHD)
The Oral Health Atlas: Mapping a Neglected Global Health Issues (FDI World Dental Federation)
The Pew Children's Dental Campaign (The Pew Center on the States)
Children's Dental Health Project
A great example of a public awareness campaign: The Truth About Teeth
Collecting Health Workforce Data in California A Costly Dental Destination
Journal of Public Health Dentistry: Special Issue: Maryland Oral Health Summit: Pathways to Common Ground and Action: Background Papers and Commentaries
MO DHSS Oral Health Surveillance
Dental Crisis in America (US Senate Report)