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American Association of Orthodontists. 2012. Handling orthodontic emergencies. St. Louis, MO: American Association of Orthodontists, 3 items.

Annotation: This fact sheet for school nurses discusses how to handle problems involving dental braces. Contents include a list of tools and supplies, an illustrated description of the components of braces, and a list of treatments. Problems and responses to them are listed in the order of the least severe to the most severe and include food caught between teeth; ligatures coming off; discomfort; mouth sores; irritation of lips or cheeks; protruding wire; loose brackets, wires, or bands; and swallowed components. A presentation and accompanying script are also available for educating school nurses about the needs of students in orthodontic treatment.

Contact: American Association of Orthodontists, 401 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141-7816, Telephone: (314) 993-1700 Secondary Telephone: (800) 424-2841 Fax: (314) 997-1745 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, First aid, Injuries, Oral health, Orthodontics, School age children, School nurses, Training materials, Treatment

Kulkarni MP. 2005. Fact sheet: Medicaid coverage of orthodontia for children. [Washington, DC]: National Health Law Program, 12 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet outlines the funding provisions in Medicaid, particularly the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program, that entitles children to oral examinations, as well as diagnosis and treatment of oral health conditions such as dental caries, periodontal disease, and malocclusion. Topics include malocclusion and orthodontia, screening tools to authorize Medicaid coverage of orthodontia, case law support for Medicaid coverage, and advocacy tips. Extensive notes and references are provided throughout the fact sheet. Additional resources for advocates are also included.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Children, Dental insurance, EPSDT, Health care financing, Legal precedence, Medicaid, Oral health, Orthodontics, Periodontal diseases


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.