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Texas Edition  •  November 2019
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The Main Dental Home
The Main Dental Home

Texas defines a Main Dental Home (MDH) as the dental provider that supports an ongoing relationship with the client that includes all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. A member can see his or her MDH Provider, or main dentist, at any location in which the provider is credentialed with MCNA.

A member can also see any ...

Your Practice
The Main Dental Home

Texas defines a Main Dental Home (MDH) as the dental provider that supports an ongoing relationship with the client that includes all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. A member can see his or her MDH Provider, or main dentist, at any location in which the provider is credentialed with MCNA.

A member can also see any ...

Focus on Preventive Services: Sealants
Focus on Preventive Services: Sealants

Preventive dental services support healthy growth and development by helping children avoid the onset of caries and other oral disease. Catching oral disease early, or preventing it altogether, can go a long way to help your patients avoid more costly and possibly painful restorative treatment later in life. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), tooth decay affects about one out of five children aged 5 - 11 years. Additionally, children from low-income families are twice as likely (25%) to have cavities as compared with children from higher-income households (11%).

Dental sealants are a quick, easy, and painless preventive service that effectively maintains the oral health of a child. Correctly applied, sealants can prevent 80% of cavities in molar teeth, where 9 out of 10 cavities occur. The optimal time to apply sealants is ...

Quality Improvement
Focus on Preventive Services: Sealants

Preventive dental services support healthy growth and development by helping children avoid the onset of caries and other oral disease. Catching oral disease early, or preventing it altogether, can go a long way to help your patients avoid more costly and possibly painful restorative treatment later in life. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), tooth decay affects about one out of five children aged 5 - 11 years. Additionally, children from low-income families are twice as likely (25%) to have cavities as compared with children from higher-income households (11%).

Dental sealants are a quick, easy, and painless preventive service that effectively maintains the oral health of a child. Correctly applied, sealants can prevent 80% of cavities in molar teeth, where 9 out of 10 cavities occur. The optimal time to apply sealants is ...

MCNA's Compliance Program
MCNA's Compliance Program

MCNA is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical standards. To achieve our goals, we maintain a comprehensive Compliance Program to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality services in an ethical manner and in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Our Compliance Program was developed in accordance with 42 CFR § 438.608, and incorporates all relevant state and federal laws, regulations, and guidance issued by state agencies, CMS, and the Office of Inspector General. MCNA creates and maintains corporate policies and procedures that ...

MCNA Updates
MCNA's Compliance Program

MCNA is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical standards. To achieve our goals, we maintain a comprehensive Compliance Program to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality services in an ethical manner and in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Our Compliance Program was developed in accordance with 42 CFR § 438.608, and incorporates all relevant state and federal laws, regulations, and guidance issued by state agencies, CMS, and the Office of Inspector General. MCNA creates and maintains corporate policies and procedures that ...

Helping Your Patients Quit Tobacco
Helping Your Patients Quit Tobacco

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies smoking and tobacco use as a leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. As an oral health care professional, you are perfectly positioned as a trusted healthcare provider to advise your patients about the urgency surrounding tobacco cessation and inform them about ...

Communication
Helping Your Patients Quit Tobacco

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies smoking and tobacco use as a leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. As an oral health care professional, you are perfectly positioned as a trusted healthcare provider to advise your patients about the urgency surrounding tobacco cessation and inform them about ...

MCNA's Kids Zone Has You Covered!
MCNA's Kids Zone Has You Covered!

Check out our online Kids Zone for oral health education flyers created by MCNA just for kids! Each flyer explains a different topic related to oral health, from bruxism to the importance of getting a professional dental cleaning. All flyers are available for download so you can print copies to give to patients and parents.

We also have interactive games and cool ...

Children's Corner
MCNA's Kids Zone Has You Covered!

Check out our online Kids Zone for oral health education flyers created by MCNA just for kids! Each flyer explains a different topic related to oral health, from bruxism to the importance of getting a professional dental cleaning. All flyers are available for download so you can print copies to give to patients and parents.

We also have interactive games and cool ...

Winter Holiday Season
Winter Holiday Season

The end of the year is jam-packed with festivals and holidays celebrating beliefs from many different cultural backgrounds. Here is a quick reminder about the major events that inspire all of the festivities we enjoy during the upcoming month:

  • Hanukkah: December 6 through 14
    • The eight-day festival of light symbolized by the eight candles of the menorah. Gatherings and festivities involve traditional foods, gifts, and games.
  • Christmas Day: December 25
    • The day commemorating and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ symbolized by nativity scenes and a decorated evergreen tree. Observations of this day involve music and carols, along with traditional foods and gifts.
  • Kwanzaa: December 26 - January 1
    • The seven-day festival of harvest symbolized by the seven candles of the kinara, the seven symbols, and the seven principles. Gatherings and festivities include African drums, singing and dancing, along with a large traditional meal.
  • New Year's Eve: December 31
    • The last day of the year and the close of the holiday season that is celebrated across the world with parties and countdowns during the final seconds before midnight.
Upcoming Events
Winter Holiday Season

The end of the year is jam-packed with festivals and holidays celebrating beliefs from many different cultural backgrounds. Here is a quick reminder about the major events that inspire all of the festivities we enjoy during the upcoming month:

  • Hanukkah: December 6 through 14
    • The eight-day festival of light symbolized by the eight candles of the menorah. Gatherings and festivities involve traditional foods, gifts, and games.
  • Christmas Day: December 25
    • The day commemorating and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ symbolized by nativity scenes and a decorated evergreen tree. Observations of this day involve music and carols, along with traditional foods and gifts.
  • Kwanzaa: December 26 - January 1
    • The seven-day festival of harvest symbolized by the seven candles of the kinara, the seven symbols, and the seven principles. Gatherings and festivities include African drums, singing and dancing, along with a large traditional meal.
  • New Year's Eve: December 31
    • The last day of the year and the close of the holiday season that is celebrated across the world with parties and countdowns during the final seconds before midnight.