This tool kit was prepared by Letisha Edwards, DDS, MPH, who is a Dental Public Health Resident at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Edwards gathered information for this guide under the direction of the Oral Health Department in Baton Rouge.
The purpose of this tool kit is to help facilitate implementation of school- based dental sealant programs through Louisiana's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The tool kit addresses application for a license to operate portable and mobile dental equipment, infection control recommendations and standards, and information required in the consent form for student participation in the program, among other topics. Although specifically geared toward the FQHC; other stakeholders may find information in this tool kit useful.
Applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and standards, including Medicaid reimbursements for dental procedures can change annually and it is imperative that the FQHCs remain knowledgeable about these changes.
The findings and conclusions in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.