Cavities strike almost 30 percent of American kids before they lose their first baby teeth.
Research shows that children who start preventive dental care by age 1 had 40 percent fewer dental costs through preschool.
But not all Virginia children have access to regular dental care.
We want every child – and their parents – to have a dental home where they receive regular checkups from providers who understand their needs, no matter their economic status. Because everyone needs a home, even teeth.
Our program activities, like the Early Dental Home Action Team, increase the capacity of the dental workforce to provide care to vulnerable populations.
** Code Change **
Effective March 1, 2015, medical providers who bill Medicaid for application of topical fluoride varnish will only be able to bill using CPT code 99188.
View this fact sheet for more information about fluoride varnish application.
Fluoride Varnish Application Training Video
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