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Promoting Use of Childhood Dental Benefits Covered Under Medicaid and CHIP to Catch Up on Care

February 18, 2021

Medicaid and CHIP cover essential dental services, like check-ups, x-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and fillings for kids and teens up to age 19. In this webinar, Dr. Natalia I. Chalmers, D.D.S., M.H.Sc., Ph.D., a pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, who also served as Dental Officer within the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, discussed trends in oral health services among those enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP and how early intervention can promote oral health outcomes among children. Campaign resources organizations can use in outreach and enrollment efforts to promote oral health year-round, including print materials, social media posts and graphics, newsletter articles, were featured.