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#Mission 80/20

TxOHC Oral Health Program for Older Adults and Individuals With Disabilities

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The mission of this program is to provide oral health education and increase access to care for older adults and individuals with disabilities, so that every person has the opportunity to reach 80 years of age with 20 of their natural teeth.
Mission 80/20 has several key components:

  • Support adult BSS data collection by providing standardization and calibration training for nurses and hygienists
  • Advocate for cost benefits analysis for preventive dental care for older adults and individuals with disabilities. This analysis would show potential cost savings for averted disease through preventive services (Issue Brief)
  • Develop oral health education materials/videos
  • Support adult Medicaid dental benefits to include prophylaxis, fluoride varnish, scaling and root planing, extractions and dentures

How will you be participating?

As an (Please choose any of the bulleted activities listed)



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  • Agree to an adult Basic Screening Survey (BSS) to help provide needed data for our state
  • Donate pictures of individuals or with caregiver for education and learning. (model release form)

 

 

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