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Texas Edition  •  March 2020
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Health Alert: Coronavirus
Health Alert: Coronavirus

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has prepared a guide with recommendations for healthcare personnel. The guide should be used when evaluating patients for possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Early recognition is critical to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. The DSHS guide will help facilitate the rapid identification and testing of suspect COVID-19 cases and ensure the safety of healthcare personnel and the public. Please click here to access this important guide.

MCNA Updates
Health Alert: Coronavirus

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has prepared a guide with recommendations for healthcare personnel. The guide should be used when evaluating patients for possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Early recognition is critical to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. The DSHS guide will help facilitate the rapid identification and testing of suspect COVID-19 cases and ensure the safety of healthcare personnel and the public. Please click here to access this important guide.

Meet our Texas Chief Dental Officer!
Meet our Texas Chief Dental Officer!

Our Texas clinical leader, Dr. Carlos Garcia, has over 39 years of experience in private practice serving children and adults in the United States and Puerto Rico. Dr. Garcia has served as MCNA's Chief Dental Officer since 2011 with a focus on guiding our program with the Texas provider community in mind.

In 2014, he was awarded a fellowship with the International College of Dentists (ICD) in recognition of ...

MCNA Updates
Meet our Texas Chief Dental Officer!

Our Texas clinical leader, Dr. Carlos Garcia, has over 39 years of experience in private practice serving children and adults in the United States and Puerto Rico. Dr. Garcia has served as MCNA's Chief Dental Officer since 2011 with a focus on guiding our program with the Texas provider community in mind.

In 2014, he was awarded a fellowship with the International College of Dentists (ICD) in recognition of ...

Responsible Prescription of Opioids
Responsible Prescription of Opioids

Using opioids to treat acute pain can lead to long-term use. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the likelihood of long-term use increases based on the length of the initial prescription, increasing sharply after the third and fifth days of taking a prescription and again at day 31.

The American Dental Association's (ADA's) Statement on the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Dental Pain makes recommendations for dentists about best practices to adopt when prescribing opioids for acute pain. The ADA recommends that dentists utilize a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to promote the ...

Quality Improvement
Responsible Prescription of Opioids

Using opioids to treat acute pain can lead to long-term use. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the likelihood of long-term use increases based on the length of the initial prescription, increasing sharply after the third and fifth days of taking a prescription and again at day 31.

The American Dental Association's (ADA's) Statement on the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Dental Pain makes recommendations for dentists about best practices to adopt when prescribing opioids for acute pain. The ADA recommends that dentists utilize a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to promote the ...

A Note on Corrected Claims
A Note on Corrected Claims

When a claim is returned for missing information (lack of information), your office has the opportunity to correct it and resubmit for processing. To ensure the proper handling of your claim when you resubmit it to MCNA, you must clearly identify it as a corrected claim. MCNA asks that once you have attached or included the information required to complete your claim, you ...

MCNA Updates
A Note on Corrected Claims

When a claim is returned for missing information (lack of information), your office has the opportunity to correct it and resubmit for processing. To ensure the proper handling of your claim when you resubmit it to MCNA, you must clearly identify it as a corrected claim. MCNA asks that once you have attached or included the information required to complete your claim, you ...

Good Dental Habits at Home
Good Dental Habits at Home

Establishing and sticking to a good oral hygiene routine at home is one of the most important lessons for your youngest patients. We have created some fun resources to support this message and encourage the adoption of good habits for life! Click on the links below to download your copies today.

Communication
Good Dental Habits at Home

Establishing and sticking to a good oral hygiene routine at home is one of the most important lessons for your youngest patients. We have created some fun resources to support this message and encourage the adoption of good habits for life! Click on the links below to download your copies today.