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

Required Steps To Be Certified As An Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish Provider

Completing this course is a required prerequisite to applying for certification as an Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish provider.

If you are a physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse enrolled as a Texas Health Steps provider and wish to be certified to bill Medicaid for providing Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish services, you must complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete this Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish training and obtain a CE training certificate.
  2. Submit an Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish Certification Application (fillable PDF) to be certified as an Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish provider.
  3. Include your Individual or Group National Provider Identifier (NPI) number on the form.

The completed application form and CE training certificate should be emailed to THStepsOEFV.FDH@hhsc.state.tx.us. Alternatively, the completed form and CE training certificate can be faxed to 512-483-3979.

Completion of this training is recommended for all members of a provider’s team who will be assisting with Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish services.

Providers must be certified only once to provide Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish services. There is no requirement to retake the training or submit a new application. However, providers are eligible to receive CE credit for taking this training every 12 months. In addition, the training is updated every three years to include policy and clinical changes. Providers and staff members may wish to retake the training to maintain proficiency in providing services.

Goal

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

Disclosures

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.