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Increasing Access to Dental Care for Apple Health Insured Adults
September 17 | Two Sessions
Earn 1 Continuing Dental Education credit by attending this free webinar.

Choose from one of two sessions. You do not need to attend both. Select the time that works better for your schedule.
About the Webinar

Developed by: Arcora Foundation & The Washington State Health Care Authority

Oral health is integral to overall health. For many adults in Washington, good oral health is an ongoing challenge. This is especially true for many Apple Health (Medicaid) clients. In 2020, only 20% of eligible Apple Health-insured adults had a dental visit. That meant some without access to a dental provider had to seek care at emergency departments.

Private practice providers cited low reimbursement rates as the number one reason why they are unable to accept Apple Health (Medicaid) clients. But change is here!

Attend this webinar and learn about:
  • Significant increases to adult dental Apple Health (Medicaid) reimbursement rates.
  • The care gaps in Washington and how a community-based referral program called DentistLink is helping close the gaps.
  • How providers make Apple Health work in their practice to increase access and improve care and patient health.
  • How working together can create a healthier Washington.
About the Presenter

Pixie Needham, RDH, MPA

Pixie is the Clinical Dental Program Manager for the Washington State Health Care Authority. Pixie began her work in dentistry as a dental assistant and then went on to receive a degree in dental hygiene from Clark College. She practiced for almost 30 years then returned to college to earn a BSDH from Eastern Washington University and an MPA from The Evergreen State College in 2014.

After receiving her MPA, Pixie went on to become the director of the Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic. A short time later she joined the Washington State Health Care Authority as the clinical dental program manager for the Apple Health dental program.

Other featured speakers include:
Carl George, Outreach Specialist, DentistLink, Arcora Foundation
Dr. Greg Norell, DDS, private practice provider, Sunnyside, WA
Arcora Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 
Looking for more CDE opportunities?
Visit the Oral Health Learning Hub! Managed by Arcora Foundation, this is a collection of clinical and non-clinical training resources to build knowledge and skills to improve oral health for all people in Washington. Discover a variety of courses featuring online learning opportunities.

Courses include: Infection Control in the Era of COVID-19, Minimally Invasive Dentistry in The Age of COVID-19, Educating Patients: Talking About Fluoride, and more!

Our mission: Bending the arc of oral health towards equity
Our vision: All people enjoy good oral and overall health with no one left behind.

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