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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 2013. Report on pediatric restorative dental surgery and analysis of rates for anesthesia services. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about pediatric dental surgery and payment rates for related anesthesia services in Maryland. The report discusses the use of pediatric restorative dental surgery for fiscal years 2006–2013 by facility, and analyzes rates of anesthesia services performed in connection to pediatric restorative dental surgery compared to rates paid by Medicare and commercial payors. Also included is a justification for why Medicare rates should be considered the benchmark for Medicaid anesthesia rates.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Anesthesia, Benchmarking, Child health services, Comparative analysis, Dental surgery, Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Oral health, Pediatric care, Reimbursement, State programs, Third party payers

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2011. Health centers and hospital-based dentistry. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 17 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses options for providing oral health services for individuals with complex medical, physical, and psychological conditions and for uncooperative young children. Topics include the burden of disease; indications and options for sedation, general anesthesia, and alternative techniques; developing a health center hospital-based dentistry program; scope of practice and change in scope; engaging partners; recruiting, credentialing, and privileging staff; equipment needs; insurance pre-authorization and case management; quality assurance; and program evaluation. The appendix contains a flowchart of steps to integrate specialty care services.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Dental surgery, Hospital programs, Oral health, Special health care needs


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