Contact Information: New Hampshire

In-Office Training:

Gail T. Brown, Director
NH Oral Health Coalition
gbrown@nhoralhealth.org
603-415-5550

Nancy Frank, Executive Director
North Country Health Consortium
Northern New Hampshire AHEC
603-259-3700, ext. 223
nfrank@nchcnh.org

General Inquiries:

Gail T. Brown, Director
NH Oral Health Coalition
gbrown@nhoralhealth.org
603-415-5550

Nancy Frank, Executive Director
North Country Health Consortium
Northern New Hampshire AHEC
603-259-3700, ext. 223
nfrank@nchcnh.org

Fluoridation:

Free well-testing kits and related information for consumers and providers can be obtained from:

Nancy Martin, Oral Health Program Manager
Division of Public Health, NH Department of Health and Human Services
603-271-4535 or nmartin@dhhs.state.nh.us

The kits contain directions, supplies, and information on where to send the water sample for analysis. There may be related mailing costs.

“Public Water Systems that Add Fluoride”  – NH Dept. of Environmental Services: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/dwgb/documents/dwgb-5-1.pdf

“Public Water Systems in New Hampshire with Naturally Occurring Fluoride: – NH Dept. of Environmental Services, http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/dwgb/documents/dwgb-5-2.pdf

Reimbursement Information:

New Hampshire Medicaid

Effective February 1, 2015, NH Medicaid began reimbursing for fluoride varnish in the medical setting for children from age 6 months through 5 years in accordance with Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) schedules when applied by the primary care provider.  This includes both Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) – NH Healthy Families and Well-Sense.

Service should be provided and billed in conjunction with well-child visits and claims should include both the well-child visit code and a fluoride varnish (99188) code. 

  • NH Healthy Family pays $18/application
  • Well-Sense pays a % of amount billed (more information is being sought)

Commercial Insurers

According to the Affordable Care Act, insurers should be reimbursing for fluoride varnish application for children for first tooth eruption to age 6 (not including age 6). Reimbursement amounts and benefit coverage varies.

Current NH payers include:

  • Maine Community Health Options

**Please note this is a rapidly evolving area of practice and policy.  It is important that providers check frequently for updates and that business offices verify coverage parameters/claims processes/payment schedules directly with the public and commercial insurers to ensure accuracy. 

Referral Information: 

Finding dental care for Medicaid-covered young pediatric patients:

The NH Medicaid dental benefit is managed by the NH Department of Health and Human Services.  To ensure successful referral to a Medicaid provider, the department maintains the most up-to-date and accurate listing of dentists available. 

Consumers are asked to contact Medicaid Client Services at the number noted on their Medicaid card for an appropriate referral.