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WHO Makes Oral Health a Global Priority
WHO Makes Oral Health a Global Priority

On May 27, health ministries from around the world approved a resolution that puts oral health back on the global agenda. The resolution was also approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) committee and focuses on the importance of oral health to overall health and well-being. Once fully adopted, WHO will urge member states to act and address the risk factors affecting poor oral health. This will be a major shift to a prevention-first treatment model and will ...

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WHO Makes Oral Health a Global Priority

On May 27, health ministries from around the world approved a resolution that puts oral health back on the global agenda. The resolution was also approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) committee and focuses on the importance of oral health to overall health and well-being. Once fully adopted, WHO will urge member states to act and address the risk factors affecting poor oral health. This will be a major shift to a prevention-first treatment model and will ...

Documenting a Member's Preferred Language
Documenting a Member's Preferred Language

MCNA believes that clear and accurate health information is essential to the delivery of quality oral health care. One way we assist your office is by offering interpretation assistance for MCNA members with limited English proficiency. If your office encounters a member whose primary language is not English or faces other communication barriers, it is important that you clearly document his or her preferred language in the dental record. Having a record of the member's preferred language is a required component of member dental record keeping standards.

If a member speaks a language not spoken by your office staff, MCNA can arrange for ...

MCNA Updates
Documenting a Member's Preferred Language

MCNA believes that clear and accurate health information is essential to the delivery of quality oral health care. One way we assist your office is by offering interpretation assistance for MCNA members with limited English proficiency. If your office encounters a member whose primary language is not English or faces other communication barriers, it is important that you clearly document his or her preferred language in the dental record. Having a record of the member's preferred language is a required component of member dental record keeping standards.

If a member speaks a language not spoken by your office staff, MCNA can arrange for ...

Standards for Member Dental Record Documentation
Standards for Member Dental Record Documentation

Ensuring our members have access to high quality dental care is one of MCNA's highest priorities. In support of that goal, we have established standards for dental record documentation to help promote quality care through communication and consistent, effective treatment. You can find complete information about required dental record standards in MCNA's Provider Manual, which you can always access online through your Provider Portal account.

In addition to routinely documenting all required information in the member dental record, your office is responsible for ...

Quality Improvement
Standards for Member Dental Record Documentation

Ensuring our members have access to high quality dental care is one of MCNA's highest priorities. In support of that goal, we have established standards for dental record documentation to help promote quality care through communication and consistent, effective treatment. You can find complete information about required dental record standards in MCNA's Provider Manual, which you can always access online through your Provider Portal account.

In addition to routinely documenting all required information in the member dental record, your office is responsible for ...

National Immunization Awareness Month - August
National Immunization Awareness Month - August

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! This yearly observance aims to highlight the importance of vaccination for all age groups. Use this time to raise awareness in your practice about the benefits of vaccination.

Some patients might ask you, why are vaccines so important?

  • Vaccines protect against serious but ...
Upcoming Events
National Immunization Awareness Month - August

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! This yearly observance aims to highlight the importance of vaccination for all age groups. Use this time to raise awareness in your practice about the benefits of vaccination.

Some patients might ask you, why are vaccines so important?

  • Vaccines protect against serious but ...
National Tooth Fairy Day - August 22
National Tooth Fairy Day - August 22

National Tooth Fairy Day is a wonderful opportunity to promote and reinforce messages for good oral health with your youngest patients. There are many engaging ways to celebrate the holiday.

You can teach children the ...

Upcoming Events
National Tooth Fairy Day - August 22

National Tooth Fairy Day is a wonderful opportunity to promote and reinforce messages for good oral health with your youngest patients. There are many engaging ways to celebrate the holiday.

You can teach children the ...