2015-16 Definitions, Oral Health Policies, and Clinical Guidelines




Oral Health Policies

  Medically Necessary Care
 Revised Oral Health Care Programs for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  Dental Home
  Workforce Issues and Delivery of Oral Health Care Services in a Dental Home
  Child Identification Programs
 Revised Oral Health in Child Care Centers
  Mandatory School-entrance Oral Health Examinations
  School Absences for Dental Appointments
  Emergency Oral Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  Role of Dental Prophylaxis in Pediatric Dentistry
  Use of Fluoride
  Use of Xylitol
  Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR)
 Revised Early Childhood Caries (ECC): Classifications, Consequences, and Preventive Strategies
 Revised Early Childhood Caries (ECC): Unique Challenges and Treatment Options
  Dietary Recommendations for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  Vending Machines in Schools
  Tobacco Use
  Electronic Cigarettes
 New Substance Abuse in Adolescent Patients
  Intraoral and Perioral Piercing and Oral Jewelry/Accessories
  Prevention of Sports-related Orofacial Injuries
  Use of Dental Bleaching for Child and Adolescent Patients
  Use of Lasers for Pediatric Dental Patients
 New Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  Pediatric Pain Management
  Minimizing Occupational Health Hazards Associated with Nitrous Oxide
  Use of Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia in the Pediatric Dental Office
  Hospitalization and Operating Room Access for Oral Care of Infants, Children, Adolescents and Persons with Special Health Care Needs
  Hospital Staff Membership
  Model Dental Benefits for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
 Revised Third-party Reimbursement of Medical Fees Related to Sedation/General Anesthesia for Delivery of Oral Health Services
 Revised Third-party Reimbursement for Oral Health Care Services Related to Congenital Orofacial Anomalies
 Revised Third-party Reimbursement of Fees Related to Dental Sealants
  Third-party Fee Capping of Non-Covered Services
  Third-party Payor Audits, Abuse, and Fraud
  Role of Pediatric Dentists as Both Primary and Specialty Care Providers
 Revised Transitioning from a Pediatric-centered to an Adult-centered Dental Home for Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
  Patient Safety
  Ethical Responsibilities in the Oral Health Care Management for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
  Second Opinion for Pediatric Oral Health Care
  Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
  Stem Cells
  Infection Control

Clinical Practice Guidelines

  Periodicity of Examination, Preventive Dental Services, Anticipatory Guidance, and Oral Treatment for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  Caries-risk Assessment and Management for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
 Revised Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Care
  Adolescent Oral Health Care
 Revised Oral Health Care for the Pregnant Adolescent
 Revised Management of Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs
 Reaffirmed Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect
  Fluoride Therapy
  Behavior Guidance for the Pediatric Dental Patient
  Protective Stabilization for Pediatric Dental Patients
  Use of Local Anesthesia for Pediatric Dental Patients
  Use of Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Dental Patients
 Revised Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
  Use of Anesthesia Personnel in the Administration of Office-based Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia to the Pediatric Dental Patient
 Revised Restorative Dentistry
  Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Pit-and-Fissure Sealants
 New Pulp Therapy for Primary and Immature Permanent Teeth
  Management of the Developing Dentition and Occlusion in Pediatric Dentistry
  Dental Management of Heritable Dental Developmental Anomalies
  Acquired Temporomandibular Disorders in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  Management Considerations for Pediatric Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology
  Use of Antibiotic Therapy for Pediatric Dental Patients
  Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients at Risk for Infection
  Dental Management of Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy, Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, and/or Radiation
  Informed Consent


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