ERIC Number: ED104526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Dental Care for the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT) Under Medicaid.
Lindahl, Roy L.; Young, Wesley O.
This guide has been developed to assist administrators, providers of dental care, and others involved in carrying out the dental care provisions of the EPSDT program (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program). It is intended to assist in the development of programs concerned with the unique characteristics of dental diseases and with the dental care delivery system. The methods of "screening" appropriate for dental diseases are considered and a distinction is made between screening and the professional diagnosis of disease which leads to the provision of treatment. Suggestions are made as to what should be included in an adequate program for the maintenance of oral health. Methods of monitoring the operation of the program are also outlined, including methods of evaluating the appropriateness and adequacy of dental treatment being received by the Medicaid-eligible recipients. A number of successful health care delivery systems are analyzed through case studies, and some of the administrative mechanisms reviewed include the involvement of organized professional groups and lay people in the development and administration of the program. The appendices contain supporting documents which provide detailed information about selected aspects of a dental program under EPSDT. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; American Academy of Pedodontics, Chicago, IL.; American Society of Dentistry for Children, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related document, see PS 007 735