CE Credit

Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish

Welcome to the training on Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE

Completion of this course does not certify you to bill Medicaid for oral evaluation and fluoride varnish.

If you are a Physician, Physician Assistant, or Advanced Registered Practice Nurse and wish to receive certification to perform this service and bill Medicaid, you must provide additional certification information.

Please note that the new Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish Certification Application contains a new submission email address and a new fax number for the program.


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others with best practices for promoting oral health in children 6 through 35 months of age, including the importance of becoming certified to provide Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish OEFV services.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the prevalence, impact and disease process of dental caries.
  2. Summarize how the OEFV service promotes oral health for children 6 through 35 months.
  3. Integrate effective dental caries prevention and intervention strategies as part of routine medical care.

Please note this module expires on 4/23/2024.

This module was released on 4/23/2021.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

OEFV Certification Application

OEFV Visit Documentation Form

2-1-1 Texas (or call 2-1-1). Information from over 60,000 state and local health and human services programs.

American Academy of Pediatrics:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Dental Managed Care Plans. Contact the plans for a list of providers in your area:

  • Dentaquest: 800-896-2374
  • MCNA Dental: 855-776-6262 (855-PRO-MCNA)
  • UnitedHealthcare Dental: 800-822-5353
  • Journal of Dental Hygiene. Offers a chart with plain language terms to substitute for dental and medical terms.
  • Medicaid Dentists. For a list of Medicaid-enrolled dentists, log onto the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) provider search page. Texas Health Steps First Dental Home (FDH) providers can be searched by geographic area or ZIP code. FDH providers also can search for OEFV providers in their area.

Texas Department of State Health Services:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission:


American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry:

American Academy of Pediatrics:

American Dental Association:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Keep Your Child Smiling.