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Pediatric Oral Health and Health IT

Oral health care in the United States is an important issue for children and their families.  The maintenance of good oral health in childhood can have a lasting positive impact on children's oral and overall health. The goal of this module is to provide stakeholders with information, tools, and resources that illustrate the importance of pediatric oral health, how the stakeholders can impact oral health, and how health IT can facilitate the delivery of high quality oral health care.

Do children have unique needs in the area of oral health? How is oral health relevant to overall health?

How can health IT be applied to pediatric oral health?

How can health centers integrate oral health into the primary care setting? How can health IT be used to share information across all providers, including oral health?

What types of health IT software exist specifically for oral health?  What functionalities does this software provide?

Are there examples of Health IT currently being used in the area of pediatric oral health?

What should be considered before adoption of a health IT system for oral health?

Are there any initiatives to support pediatric oral health and the use of health IT?  What funding opportunities are available?

How does Meaningful Use impact health IT for oral health?

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