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Understanding Individual Dental Insurance Plans

Posted on Mar. 30th 2010 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, Dental News, Dental Plans, General News 2 Comments »
Individual dental insurance is probably one of the most widely adopted private insurance types. Our individual dental insurance plans provide you with the coverage you need to promote good dental health. Since obtaining an individual dental insurance plan is very affordable, many people choose to take responsibility for that coverage either as a stand-alone policy or as a supplement to their group dental coverage. Best Individual Dental Insurance Plans

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CaliforniaDentalInsurance.com Denti-Cal Reminder

Posted on Mar. 15th 2010 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, Dental News, Dental Plans, General News No Comments »

How to find dental insurance for your denti-cal plan can be found at CaliforniaDentalInsurance.com – Federal law governing the provision of dental services to children under Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program requires that dental services be provided in accordance with a dental periodicity schedule.

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Practical Oral Care for People With Intellectual Disability

Posted on Mar. 15th 2010 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, General News No Comments »

Providing oral care to people with intellectual disability requires adaptation of the skills you use every day. In fact, most people with mild or moderate intellectual disability can be treated successfully in the general practice setting. This booklet will help you make a difference in the lives of people who need professional oral care.

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National Call To Action To Promote Oral Health

Posted on Mar. 12th 2010 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, General News No Comments »

The National Call To Action To Promote Oral Health is addressed to professional organizations and individuals concerned with the health of their fellow Americans.  It is an invitation to expand plans, activities, and programs designed to promote oral health and prevent disease, especially to reduce the health disparities that affect members of racial and ethnic groups,  poor people, many who are geographically isolated, and others who are vulnerable because of special oral health care needs.  The National Call To Action To Promote Oral Health, referred to as the Call To Action, reflects the work of a partnership of public and private organizations who have specified a vision, goals, and a series of actions to achieve the goals.  It is their hope to inspire others to join in the effort, bringing their expertise and experience to enrich the partnership and thus accelerate a movement to enhance the oral and general health and well-being of all Americans.

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Careington Dental Plan Reviews

Posted on Jan. 25th 2010 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, General News No Comments »

Careington dental plan is also known as Careington International offers dental individual plan, dental family plan and dental group individual, dental group family and group plan vision. Careington dental plan is a well known and widely trusted name when it comes to dental insurances and plans. Careington dental plan, today, is much sought after for its quality services in dental care.

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Student Dental Insurance – A Popular Choice for Parents

Posted on Jan. 15th 2010 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, Dental News, General News No Comments »

If you’re a student at a college or university, you may be required to buy dental insurance for students. Student dental insurance means insurance mainly for college and university students.  Many students need to apply for dental insurance separately from their health insurance.  This article gives detailed information regarding dental insurance for students.

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Dental Implants – Are Among The Most Successful Procedures In Dentistry

Posted on Jan. 15th 2010 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, General News, Oral Surgery, Technology No Comments »

Dental implants are natural-looking replacements for missing teeth due to periodontal disease or an injury. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you lost a tooth. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. They are extremely naturalistic, and those who receive dental implants often do not notice a difference in the oral function after the surgery has healed.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Teeth Sealants

Posted on Jan. 14th 2010 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, Dental News, General News 2 Comments »

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.  Dental sealants are effective in preventing dental caries in the occlusal (chewing) and other pitted and fissured surfaces of the teeth.  Dental sealants were assessed in permanent molars (occlusal and buccal surfaces in lower molars and occlusal and lingual surfaces in upper molars), premolars (occlusal surface), and upper lateral incisors (lingual surface).

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Tell Congress to Reject Socialized Health Care – Better Known as “ObamaCare”

Posted on Jan. 8th 2010 by Dental Plan Review in ADA Codes, Administrative, Dental Help, General News, Health News No Comments »

After Sen. Harry Reid was able to bribe and cajole 60 Democrat and Independent Senators to vote for “cloture” and pass the Senate version of ObamaCare, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) engineered an “objection to the appointment of the conferees”. What that means is this: The U.S. Constitution, in Article I, Section 7.2, specifies that every bill has to pass both houses of Congress before it can be signed into law. However, it has to be the exact same bill that passes. That usually means that, when a bill is amended in one house (like the Senate amended the House bill, in order to get the 60 votes needed to pass it), a “conference committee” is appointed with members of both houses to “iron out” the differences, and then each house votes on the final compromise bill with no amendments allowed.

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Root Canal Treatment FAQs

Your dentist uses root canal treatment to find the cause and then treat problems of the tooth’s soft core (the dental pulp). Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving teeth.

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Posted on Dec. 30th 2009 | by Dental Plan Reviews | in ADA Codes, Administrative, Braces, Cavities, Dental Help, Extractions, General News, Hygiene, Oral Surgery | No Comments »

Is Denti-Cal a dental care segment of the Medi-Cal program?

Posted on Dec. 15th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental News, Dentists, General News No Comments »

Denti-Cal is the dental care segment of the Medi-Cal program. Denti-Cal is administered by a private managed care plan, Delta Dental. Delta Dental’s primary function is to process claims and treatment authorization request (TARs) submitted by providers for dental services performed for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The most recent contract between California Department of Health Services (DHS) and Delta Dental was signed in 1998.

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BOP Career Opportunities: Dental Officer

Posted on Dec. 14th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental News, General News No Comments »

Dental Officer, GS-680-12/13. Dental Officers are responsible for the full range of dental care provided to inmates, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injury, and deformities of the oral cavity.

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AAPD Head Start Dental Home Initiative is spreading throughout the dental community

Posted on Dec. 13th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Hygiene No Comments »

The excitement about the AAPD Head Start Dental Home Initiative is spreading throughout the dental community. Various state activities have resulted in many unsolicited letters from providers requesting participation in the initiative. These sentiments are well expressed in one, quoted by Alabama State Leader, Dr. Charles Hall, “we would gladly consider any initiative with the Head Start that would result in improved dental health care for the children of this county and the surrounding counties.”

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The Council of State Governments (CSG), coordinator of the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project

Posted on Dec. 12th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, Dental News, General News, Hygiene No Comments »

The Council of State Governments (CSG), coordinator of the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project, will continue to provide technical assistance to BJA Mental Health Court Program grantees planning, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining their Mental Health Courts. In addition, they will provide similar assistance to nongrantee mental health courts and to other court-based initiatives to improve the response to people with mental illness in the criminal justice system.

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What is the temporomandibular joint

Posted on Dec. 11th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Hygiene, TMJ No Comments »

Understanding the beginning of TMJ

The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the bone at the side of the head—the temporal bone. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the joints. Because these joints are flexible, the jaw can move smoothly up and down and side to side, enabling us to talk, chew and yawn. Muscles attached to and surrounding the jaw joint control its position and movement.

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Oral Health Problems in Autism and Strategies for Care

Posted on Dec. 11th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Autism: Dental Health Problems

People with autism experience few unusual oral health conditions. Although commonly used medications and damaging oral habits can cause problems, the rates of caries and periodontal disease in people with autism are comparable to those in the general population. Communication and behavioral problems pose the most significant challenges in providing oral care.

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Dental Health Challenges in Cerebral Palsy and Strategies for Care

Posted on Dec. 10th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Hygiene No Comments »

Cerebral Palsy: Dental Health Care

People with cerebral palsy may present with physical and mental challenges that have implications for oral care. Before the appointment, obtain and review the patient’s medical history. Consultation with physicians, family, and caregivers is essential to assembling an accurate medical history. Also, determine who can legally provide informed consent for treatment.

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Dental Health Challenges in Autism and Strategies for Care

Posted on Dec. 10th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Hygiene 1 Comment »

Before the appointment, obtain and review the patient’s medical history. Consultation with physicians, family, and caregivers is essential to assembling an accurate medical history. Also, determine who can legally provide informed consent for treatment.

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What are the signs and symptoms of TMJ

Posted on Dec. 9th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, General News, Oral Surgery, Root Canals, TMJ No Comments »

A variety of symptoms may be linked to TMJ disorders. Pain, particularly in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint, is the most common symptom. Other likely symptoms include:

  • radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck,
  • jaw muscle stiffness,
  • limited movement or locking of the jaw,
  • painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth,
  • a change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.
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Additional Resources: Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilites

Posted on Dec. 9th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Additional Resources:

  • Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    The Administration on Developmental Disabilities ensures that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promote independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion into the community.
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) is an organization of physicians, dentists, students, and associate members whose collective mission is to work together as clinicians, educators, and advocates in their respective spheres of influence to improve the overall health of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Members serve as primary care providers for millions of children from infancy through adolescence, providing advanced, specialty-level care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs in private offices, clinics, and hospital settings. In addition, AAPD members serve as the primary contributors to professional education programs and scholarly works concerning dental care for children.
  • Dental Education in Care of Persons With Disabilities This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) is a special program of the University of Washington School of Dentistry that treats persons with severe disabilities and prepares dental professionals to meet their special oral health needs.
  • Developmental Disabilities Resources for Healthcare Providers This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Developmental Disabilities Resources for Healthcare Providers was developed to assist primary care physicians in caring for persons with developmental disabilities. This project was funded by a grant from the California Department of Developmental Services as part of its Wellness Initiative.
  • Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Division of Oral Health is the Federal agency with primary responsibility for supporting state- and community-based programs to prevent oral disease, promoting oral health nationwide, and fostering applied research to enhance oral disease prevention in community settings.
  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities promotes the health of babies, children, and adults and enhances the potential for full, productive living. Work includes identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.
  • National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities serves as a central source of information on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the nation’s special education law; No Child Left Behind as it relates to children with disabilities; and research-based information on effective educational practices.
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is part of the National Institutes of Health, the biomedical research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from the reproductive process, and that all children have the chance to fulfill their potential for a healthy and productive life, free of disease or disability.
  • Southern Association of Institutional Dentists This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The Southern Association of Institutional Dentists (SAID) is a benevolent group of dental professionals whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities through service, education, and advocacy. SAID is the only organization in the United States that deals solely with the dental needs of the institutionalized client.
  • Special Care Dentistry Association This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) is a unique national and international organization of oral health professionals and other individuals devoted to promoting oral health and well being for people with special needs. SCDA’s goal is to act as a central focus for diverse individuals and groups with a common interest in oral health for people with special needs and to direct its resources accordingly.
  • Special Olympics Special Smiles This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Special Olympics Special Smiles is an oral health initiative designed to improve access to dental care for people with special needs and to raise the public’s and the dental community’s awareness of the oral health problems faced by many of those with special needs. This initiative works with Special Olympics, an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental retardation.
  • University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific focuses on expanding access to care for people with special needs, developing and disseminating guidelines for promoting oral health in this population, and evaluating and improving oral health access and delivery systems at the local and regional level.

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