Fact Sheets on Oral Health Topics

Medicaid Dental Periodicity for Children

Iowa’s periodicity schedule of dental services for Medicaid-enrolled children identifies the types of services recommended based upon the age of a child and risk for dental disease. The recommendations were developed using information from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and also Iowa’s definition of a dental home. 

For Parents

Visit the My Children’s Teeth for a variety of resources about the oral health of infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and children with special health needs.

Staff Training

Encouraging tooth brushing in Head Start and child care programs helps promote oral health and teaches children a lifelong habit. Use this 6-minute video to train staff to begin a daily toothbrushing program in Head Start and child care programs.