In 2014, the US Preventive Services Task Force made application of fluoride varnish by medical clinicians standard as a Grade B Recommendation. Learn more here.
Prior to 2014, 46 state Medicaid programs were reimbursing for early pediatric oral health services by medical providers. Map
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Medicine have supported the integration of early pediatric oral health as part of routine medical care for children for multiple years.
- Medical providers offering preventive dental care is not a new concept.
- Paying for it is becoming standard.