Date of Publication

1-21-2016

Abstract

Introduction:

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is the most common chronic disease of childhood

Mothers’ oral health status is a strong predictor of the oral health status of their children

2009:

Vermont spends $2.7 million treating children ages 0-5 with Early Childhood Caries

2012:

Vermont lifts the $495 Medicaid cap on reimbursement for a woman’s dental care during pregnancy and up to 60 days after delivery

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Guidelines on prenatal dental care are published

2013:

74% of surveyed Vermont providers treating pregnant women are unaware of the Medicaid change

82% of these providers are not using guidelines to assess oral health during pregnancy

Objective: To improve prenatal dental referral rates from obstetric providers by facilitating Vermont-specific implementation of ACOG guidelines

Advisor(s)

Wendy Davis, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Kristin Fontaine, MPH, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Agency

Fletcher Allen Health Care Community Health Improvement

Subjects

Access to Health Services, Social Determinants of Health, Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, Oral Health

Notes

Presented at the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO, November 2, 2015.

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