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Binkley C, Garrett B, Johnson K. Increasing dental care utilization by Medicaid-eligible children: a dental care coordinator intervention. J Public Health Dent. 2010;70(1):76-84. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-2: Oral Health in Childhood
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): CAREGIVER, Home Visit (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), Oral Health Product, Patient Navigation (Assistance), PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Outreach (Provider), Education/Training (caregiver)
Intervention Description: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a dental care coordinator intervention on increasing dental utilization by Medicaid-eligible children compared with a control group.
Conclusion: The dental care coordinator intervention significantly increased dental utilization compared with similar children who received routine Medicaid member services. Public health programs and communities endeavoring to reduce oral health disparities may want to consider incorporating a dental care coordinator along with other initiatives to increase dental utilization by disadvantaged children.
Study Design: RCT
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Jefferson County in Louisville, KY
Target Audience: Children aged 4-15 years who currently or for 2 years prior had Medicaid insurance but have not had Medicaid dental claims filed for the previous 2 years
Data Source: Medicaid claims
Sample Size: Intervention (n=68) Control (n=68)
Age Range: not specified

Dela Cruz A, Mueller G, Milgrom P, Coldwell S. A community-based randomized trial of postcard mailings to increase dental utilization among low-income children. J Dent Child (Chic). 2012;79(3):154-158. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-2: Oral Health in Childhood
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver)
Intervention Description: The purpose of this randomized, controlled trial was to measure the impact of postcard mailings on dental utilization by low-income children through a dental society program designed to increase access to dental care.
Conclusion: Postcard mailings did not significantly increase utilization of preventive dental services. Other strategies to increase utilization of preventive oral health measures are needed.
Study Design: RCT
Significant Findings: No
Setting: Yakima County in WA
Target Audience: Children aged 12-36 months enrolled in Medicaid and Basic Health Plus as of September 30, 2002
Data Source: Medicaid claims
Sample Size: Group 1 (n=2,014) Group 2 (n=2,014) Group 3 (n=1,779)
Age Range: not specified

Riedy C, Weinstein P, Mancl L, et al. Dental attendance among low-income women and their children following a brief motivational counseling intervention: a community randomized trial. Soc Sci Med. 2015;144:9-18. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-2: Oral Health in Childhood
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): CAREGIVER, Educational Material (caregiver), Motivational Interviewing/Counseling, Education/Training (caregiver)
Intervention Description: This study tested a behavioral intervention to increase dental attendance among rural Oregonian low-income women and their children.
Conclusion: Prenatal or postpartum motivational interviewing/counseling (MI) did not lead to greater attendance when compared to HE alone and cost more to implement. High attendance may be attributable to the counselors' patient navigator function.
Study Design: RCT
Significant Findings: No
Setting: Four rural counties in OR
Target Audience: Children of pregnant women aged ≥15 years in their first or second trimester eligible for Medicaid
Data Source: Medicaid claims; maternal self-report
Sample Size: Prenatal MI/Postpartum MI (n=121) Prenatal MI/Postpartum HE (n=50) Prenatal HE/Postpartum MI (n=134) Prenatal HE/Postpartum HE (n=44)
Age Range: not specified

Grembowski D, Milgrom PM. Increasing access to dental care for Medicaid preschool children: the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program. Public Health Rep. 2000;115(5):448-459. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-2: Oral Health in Childhood
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): CAREGIVER, Outreach (caregiver), PROVIDER/PRACTICE, POPULATION-BASED SYSTEMS, STATE, Medicaid Reform, Education/Training (caregiver), Provider Training/Education
Intervention Description: This study aimed to determine the Washington State's Access to Baby and Child Dent stry (ABCD) Program's effect on children's dental utilization and dental fear, and on parent satisfaction and knowledge.
Conclusion: The authors conclude that the ABCD Program was effective in increasing access for preschool children enrolled in Medicaid, reducing dental fear, and increasing parent satisfaction.
Study Design: QE: nonequivalent control group
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Spokane County in WA
Target Audience: Children aged 12-36 months enrolled in Medicaid as of August 31, 1997
Data Source: Parent survey
Sample Size: Intervention (n=228) Control (n=237)
Age Range: not specified

Kulkarni GV. Long-term effectiveness of parent education using the "baby oral health" model on the improvement of oral health of young children. Int J Dent. 2013;2013:137048. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-2: Oral Health in Childhood
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver)
Intervention Description: To determine the long-term effectiveness of comprehensive education given to parents and caregivers with respect to the incidence of preventable oral diseases, utilization of dental services, and retention of knowledge related to oral health.
Conclusion: While most knowledge is retained by parents, there is some attrition in the information retained over an 18-month time period. This emphasizes the importance of repeated reinforcement of the same concepts over a shorter time span.
Study Design: Prospective cohort
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: City-operated child care centers or Ontario Early Years Centers in Toronto
Target Audience: Young children (no exclusion criteria)
Data Source: Parent questionnaire
Sample Size: Study group (n=161) Control group (n=181)
Age Range: not specified

   

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.