Primary Care Physician Toolkit

AAP: Children’s Oral Health

AAP: Children’s Oral Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) works to improve children’s oral health through communication and collaboration between the medical and dental homes, providing education, training, and advocacy for pediatricians, dentists, other health professionals and families.

Oral Health Coding Fact Sheet for Primary Care Physicians

Oral Health Coding Fact Sheet for Primary Care Physicians

CPT and CDT codes are developed and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Dental Association (ADA) and provide a way to accurately report procedures and treatments to insurance carriers for payment.

Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Dental Training: Fluoride Varnish

The CHDP/EPSDT Dental Training: Fluoride Varnish (FV) was developed to provide detailed information about the application and benefits of FV.

Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum

Smiles for Life is the nation’s most comprehensive and widely used oral health curriculum for primary care physicians. The Smiles for Life curriculum also offers continuing education credits.

Smile Care Plan

The Smile Care Plan is designed to connect Medi-Cal members with Medi-Cal dentists. Using the “Find A Dentist” feature on you can identify Medi-Cal Dental providers accepting new patients and share this information with your patients using the Smile Care Plan.

Practice Good Habits Flyer

The Practice Good Habits flyer outlines ways you can maintain good oral health throughout the years.

Medi-Cal Has Dental Covered Poster

The Medi-Cal Has Dental Covered poster highlights the services covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Program.

Bright Future Guidelines

Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Recommendations for Preventative Pediatric Healthcare

The Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care include preventive pediatric treatment recommendations by age. The recommendations represent a consensus by the AAP and Bright Futures.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Nutrition and Oral Health: A Resource Guide

The Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) consortium promotes oral health knowledge and skills.

AAP Fluoridation Video

This educational video explains the oral health benefits of fluoridated water.

Medi-Cal Dental Education Flyer

Display this flyer and distribute copies to patients in your practice to make Medi-Cal members aware of their dental benefit.

Medical Dental Education Pad

Use this dental care reminder sheet to remind your patients to seek dental care based on the results of their dental needs assessment.