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Texas Edition  •  July 2018
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Dental Lab Services
Dental Lab Services

MCNA works in cooperation with our network providers to ensure that the highest quality services are provided to our members. This is very important to consider when choosing a dental lab to provide restorations that may be necessary to a member's treatment plan. According to the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), dental labs based in the United States have decreased by 20% since 2004. Part of this decrease is the result of an increased reliance on foreign-based dental labs.

Utilizing US-based dental labs not only supports the local economy, it also helps to ensure you are providing restorations that are guaranteed to be made with safe and suitable materials ...

MCNA Updates
Dental Lab Services

MCNA works in cooperation with our network providers to ensure that the highest quality services are provided to our members. This is very important to consider when choosing a dental lab to provide restorations that may be necessary to a member's treatment plan. According to the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), dental labs based in the United States have decreased by 20% since 2004. Part of this decrease is the result of an increased reliance on foreign-based dental labs.

Utilizing US-based dental labs not only supports the local economy, it also helps to ensure you are providing restorations that are guaranteed to be made with safe and suitable materials ...

Thank You For Helping MCNA Meet Its Quality Goals!
Thank You For Helping MCNA Meet Its Quality Goals!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks for your commitment to our quality improvement efforts. MCNA's quality improvement strategy is a company-wide initiative designed to meet the dental health care needs of our members and improve their oral health outcomes for life. While we design our strategy based on the unique needs of the children of Texas, we could not achieve our goals without the support and hard work of our network of dental providers. You play the pivotal role in our success through your dedication to preventive care and your personal connection with our members. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with your office, and to learning together as we move forward.

Quality Improvement
Thank You For Helping MCNA Meet Its Quality Goals!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks for your commitment to our quality improvement efforts. MCNA's quality improvement strategy is a company-wide initiative designed to meet the dental health care needs of our members and improve their oral health outcomes for life. While we design our strategy based on the unique needs of the children of Texas, we could not achieve our goals without the support and hard work of our network of dental providers. You play the pivotal role in our success through your dedication to preventive care and your personal connection with our members. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with your office, and to learning together as we move forward.

Help Us Keep Your Practice Details Current
Help Us Keep Your Practice Details Current

MCNA's online Provider Directory helps to ensure our members have access to high quality dental services via our extensive network of participating providers. In order to have the most accurate information about your practice or facility available to our members, please evaluate any recent changes that may have occurred, including...

Your Practice
Help Us Keep Your Practice Details Current

MCNA's online Provider Directory helps to ensure our members have access to high quality dental services via our extensive network of participating providers. In order to have the most accurate information about your practice or facility available to our members, please evaluate any recent changes that may have occurred, including...

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect
Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

Dentists are key in the identification of abuse, and are mandated reporters of child abuse in all 50 states, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). The head, neck, and oral injuries that frequently result from abuse can sometimes be invisible to others, but remain highly visible to dentists during a regular dental examination.

The ADA supports education for dental professionals that includes training to recognize abuse and neglect and the proper channels for reporting suspected cases when identified. The entire office team should be attentive to the signs and ready to act on suspicions according to office and community standards. The ADA recommends a free, online course available from the Mid-Atlantic Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness Coalition to dentists and office staff wishing to ...

Quality Improvement
Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

Dentists are key in the identification of abuse, and are mandated reporters of child abuse in all 50 states, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). The head, neck, and oral injuries that frequently result from abuse can sometimes be invisible to others, but remain highly visible to dentists during a regular dental examination.

The ADA supports education for dental professionals that includes training to recognize abuse and neglect and the proper channels for reporting suspected cases when identified. The entire office team should be attentive to the signs and ready to act on suspicions according to office and community standards. The ADA recommends a free, online course available from the Mid-Atlantic Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness Coalition to dentists and office staff wishing to ...

Requirements for Sedation Services
Requirements for Sedation Services

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) implemented new pediatric sedation policies on July 1, 2017, and as a result, the requirements for Medicaid dental providers rendering sedation services have changed. All Medicaid dental records must contain documentation to support that the sedation provided was medically necessary and that the sedation services were conducted within the standard of care and comply with the Texas Administrative Code (TAC)/Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) requirements specified in 22 TAC § 108.7 (2014), 22 TAC § 108.8 (2014) and 22 TAC § 110.4 (2011). Specifically, the dentist administering the sedation must remain in the operatory room to monitor the patient until the patient meets the criteria for discharge to the recovery area at which time the dentist may delegate monitoring to a qualified dental auxiliary.

We want to help you understand the new HHSC sedation policies to ensure that your office is compliant with all of the documentation, equipment, and licensure requirements for this important service. Please read on carefully for further details.

MCNA Updates
Requirements for Sedation Services

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) implemented new pediatric sedation policies on July 1, 2017, and as a result, the requirements for Medicaid dental providers rendering sedation services have changed. All Medicaid dental records must contain documentation to support that the sedation provided was medically necessary and that the sedation services were conducted within the standard of care and comply with the Texas Administrative Code (TAC)/Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) requirements specified in 22 TAC § 108.7 (2014), 22 TAC § 108.8 (2014) and 22 TAC § 110.4 (2011). Specifically, the dentist administering the sedation must remain in the operatory room to monitor the patient until the patient meets the criteria for discharge to the recovery area at which time the dentist may delegate monitoring to a qualified dental auxiliary.

We want to help you understand the new HHSC sedation policies to ensure that your office is compliant with all of the documentation, equipment, and licensure requirements for this important service. Please read on carefully for further details.

Wellcome Collection Exhibit: Teeth
Wellcome Collection Exhibit: Teeth

"Teeth" is a museum exhibit featuring objects and artwork that tell the story of oral health from a historical perspective. On display are objects like ancient protective amulets, dentures and drills, spittoons, tooth transplants, sketches, and toothpaste ads. This exhibit is being hosted by The Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that features exhibits, events, and live programming that "challenge how we all think and feel about health." Though the exhibit may be ...

Dental Artwork
Wellcome Collection Exhibit: Teeth

"Teeth" is a museum exhibit featuring objects and artwork that tell the story of oral health from a historical perspective. On display are objects like ancient protective amulets, dentures and drills, spittoons, tooth transplants, sketches, and toothpaste ads. This exhibit is being hosted by The Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that features exhibits, events, and live programming that "challenge how we all think and feel about health." Though the exhibit may be ...