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Soni A. 2014. Children's dental care: Advice and visits, ages 2-17, 2011. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (MEPS statistical brief; no. 432)

Annotation: This brief provides estimates on the advice given by health professionals to parents of children and adolescents ages 2–17, by age, whose health professionals advised that they have a dental checkup. The brief also presents estimates of the frequency of children’s and adolescent's dental visits to the dental office. Percentages of children and adolescents with at least one dental visit are stratified by race, insurance status, poverty status, and parents' education level.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Data, Dental care, National surveys, Office visits, Oral health

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2010. 2008 dental visits. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (MEPS HC-118B)

Annotation: This resource provides 2008 data on dental visits for a nationally representative household survey of the U.S. population. Contents include data files in ASCII and SAS transport formats, documentation, a codebook, SAS and SPSS programming statements, and questionnaires. The data files contain the following variables: the date of the visit, the type of provider seen, the reason for the visit, whether the visit was due to an accident, and whether medicines were prescribed.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Dental care, Federal initiatives, Office visits, Oral health, Research methodology, Treatment

Dye BA, Tan S, Smith V, Lewis BG, Barker LK, Thornton-Evans G, Eke P, Beltran-Augilar ED, Horowitz AM, Li C. 2007. Trends in oral health status: United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 92 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 11, Data on health resources utilization; no. 248)

Annotation: This preliminary report presents national estimates and trends for oral health status measures for individuals ages 2 and over by sociodemographic status. Data were drawn from the National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES). Measures include dental caries, dental sealants, incisal trauma, periodontal health, dental visits, perception of oral health status, tooth retention, and edentulism. Estimates for monitoring progress toward the Healthy People 2010 oral health objectives using NHANES source data are also presented.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: DHHS (PHS) 2007-1698.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Federal initiatives, Injuries, National surveys, Office visits, Oral health, Periodontitis, Public health dentistry, Statistical data

U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy. 2004. Starting a rural health clinic: A how-to manual. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this guide is to walk the reader through the steps required to become a federally certified rural health clinic (RHC) and to complete the necessary financial audit to determine the clinic's per visit rate. The goals of RHCs are to improve access to primary health care in rural, underserved communities and to promote a collaborative model of health care delivery using physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The guide includes the following sections: (1) overview of the RHC Program, (2) getting started -- does your site qualify?, (3) feasibility analysis -- is the RHC program for you?, (4) how to file the RHC application, (5) preparing for the RCH certification inspection, (6) completing the cost report, and (7) RCH coding and billing issues. The guide includes five appendices: (1) state survey and certification agencies, (2) state offices of rural health, (3) criteria for designation as an HPSA or MUA, (4) sample policy and procedures manual, and (5) other resources.

Keywords: Auditing, Clinic administration, Clinic characteristics, Clinical coding, Collaboration, Costs, Federal government, Federal programs, Health care delivery, Nurse practitioners, Office visits, Physician assistants, Physicians, Primary health care, Rural health, Underserved communities


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.