Lack of access to oral health care for low-income children and adults can have serious consequences — including progressive dental disease, costly hospital use, and missed school or work days. CHCS works with state and federal partners and other stakeholders to foster new opportunities for improving oral health access and delivery for Medicaid beneficiaries.
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Connecting Physical and Oral Health Care in Louisiana
Primary care professionals are generally the first point of contact in the health care system and are often underutilized as a source of basic oral health services to their patients. Fluoride varnish application, one of these services, is an evidence-based approach to preventing and controlling tooth decay in children. In Louisiana, Brandon Bueche, Medicaid Dental… Read more »
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