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Texas Edition  •  April 2018
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Click on the YTBC Medicaid Provider Portal Link to Access Medicaid Health Information
Click on the YTBC Medicaid Provider Portal Link to Access Medicaid Health Information

Are you having a hard time accessing a Medicaid patient's health information? The YourTexasBenefitsCard (YTBC) website can help with that. Whether the client is in fee-for-service or part of a Managed Care Organization or Dental Maintenance Organization, YTBC can give you ...

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Click on the YTBC Medicaid Provider Portal Link to Access Medicaid Health Information

Are you having a hard time accessing a Medicaid patient's health information? The YourTexasBenefitsCard (YTBC) website can help with that. Whether the client is in fee-for-service or part of a Managed Care Organization or Dental Maintenance Organization, YTBC can give you ...

Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety
Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety

Many people experience a little anxiety when contemplating their next visit to the dentist, especially children. If unaddressed, dental anxiety can rise to levels that interfere with the delivery of the care and services that young patients need for healthy development and ongoing good oral health. The following tips and behavioral strategies can help overcome their fears.

  • Information: Provide the appropriate information using understandable words and terminology. Describe the procedure and what the patient will experience, like noises, vibrations, and tastes.
  • Relaxation: Use active relaxation strategies for patients who are visibly anxious. Techniques like deep breathing with deep inhalation and slow exhalation can be very useful.
  • Distraction: Use toys (as appropriate, for children) and conversation about a pleasant, non-dental topic to ...
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Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety

Many people experience a little anxiety when contemplating their next visit to the dentist, especially children. If unaddressed, dental anxiety can rise to levels that interfere with the delivery of the care and services that young patients need for healthy development and ongoing good oral health. The following tips and behavioral strategies can help overcome their fears.

  • Information: Provide the appropriate information using understandable words and terminology. Describe the procedure and what the patient will experience, like noises, vibrations, and tastes.
  • Relaxation: Use active relaxation strategies for patients who are visibly anxious. Techniques like deep breathing with deep inhalation and slow exhalation can be very useful.
  • Distraction: Use toys (as appropriate, for children) and conversation about a pleasant, non-dental topic to ...
ADA Amalgam Rule Resources
ADA Amalgam Rule Resources

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering resources that may help your office comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amalgam separator final rule that went into effect July 14, 2017. The compliance date for the rule is July 14, 2020. On that date, most dental offices that place or remove amalgam must be compliant with all provisions of the rule.

Refer to the ADA's best management practices regarding amalgam separators and waste management for guidance about best practices within your office. For more information about the final rule, including the provider types that are exempt, please visit the ADA's website.

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ADA Amalgam Rule Resources

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering resources that may help your office comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amalgam separator final rule that went into effect July 14, 2017. The compliance date for the rule is July 14, 2020. On that date, most dental offices that place or remove amalgam must be compliant with all provisions of the rule.

Refer to the ADA's best management practices regarding amalgam separators and waste management for guidance about best practices within your office. For more information about the final rule, including the provider types that are exempt, please visit the ADA's website.

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