Medicaid and CHIP cover essential dental services, like check-ups, x-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and fillings for kids and teens up to age 19. In this webinar, Dr. Natalia I. Chalmers, D.D.S., M.H.Sc., Ph.D., a pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, who also served as Dental Officer within the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, discussed trends in oral health services among those enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP and how early intervention can promote oral health outcomes among children. Campaign resources organizations can use in outreach and enrollment efforts to promote oral health year-round, including print materials, social media posts and graphics, newsletter articles, were featured.
Blood Lead Screenings
October 24 – 30, 2021 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 3.3 million American families have children under 6 years of age at risk of exposure to lead. Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Families and Campaign partners can get more information here: CDC - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week