Texas Oral Health Coalition
 
 
It shall be the mission of the Texas Oral Health Coalition to promote oral health across the lifespan. The purpose of the coalition is to promote optimal oral health for all Texans through a statewide partnership.
   Volume: 1, Issue: 7                                 www.txohc.org                                  May 25 , 2013
In This Issue

 

Happy Memorial Day

 

Baylor Geriatric Symposium

 

Physicians Encouraged to Help 

 

Free Webinar from AAP 

 

TxOHC Legislative Update...

 

SAVE THE DATE!

2013 Oral Health Summit
 
MAKE THE CONNECTION:
Linking Interprofessionals Together To Achieve Optimal Health

November 22-23, 2013
Austin, TX

HP2020 TxOHC Supports  
Two Minutes for Oral Health
  
2Min2X 
 

Visit Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives to find fun tips and cartoons for encouraging 

kids to take care of their teeth. 

 

2min2x is a 3-year website campaign developed by the Ad Council and the Partnership for

Healthy Mouths.  Visit today and learn how you can get involved.

 

Find Out Your Dental Score

 

A new oral health tool from Delta Dental, My Dental Score is a Self Exam that helps discover your risk for oral diseases. Find it at http://mydentalscore.com/  

Become a TxOHC Partner and 
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Pausing to remember the soldiers who sacrificed it all. Their bravery will never be forgotten. Wishing you a safe and restful Memorial Day.
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Texas A&M University 

Baylor College of Dentistry 

is proud to present the

 

Linda C. Niessen 

Geriatric Dentistry Symposium:  New  Treatments, Improved Outcomes

 

Friday, May 31, 2013

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Texas A&M University 

Baylor College of Dentistry

Sixth Floor 

 

 
Questions? Contact Dr. Helena Tapias: 214.370.7004 or htapias@bcd.tamhsc.edu 
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Family Physicians Can Improve Dental Health In Children 

 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft recommendations encouraging primary care physicians to treat children with fluoride varnish and oral fluoride supplements to help prevent tooth decay. Task force chairwoman Virginia Moyer said evidence shows family physicians "can play an important role in helping to reduce tooth decay, substantially improving children's health." HealthDay News (5/20)   

 

For more of the story go to:  
http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=676450#.UZ91ax1QSFs.facebook  

Encourage Physician Oral Health Screenings & Referrals as well and post your Comments here.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics

 is Hosting a Free Webinar

to discuss the importance of collaboration among health professionals to ensure that the oral health needs of pregnant women are met. 


Webinar: Working Together to Promote Oral Health Care for Pregnant Women
Date/Time:  June 3, 2013, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
(12:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific)
1.5 CE for AMA, AAP, AAPA, NAPNAP see website for more details. oralhealth@aap.org 
REGISTER NOW!
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 TxOHC Legislative Update...

 

Changes are occurring daily and legislative session ends May 27, 2013.  Like us on Facebook and receive legislative updates on dental related bills.

 

...as of 5/25/2013 

 

HB 1491 - Relating to the temporary licensing of a dentist who performs voluntary charity care.  Sent to the Governor 5/20/13

 

HB 595 - Relating to certain health programs and councils.

S - House concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported 5/24/13

 

HB 3201 - Relating to the practice of dentistry; imposing surcharges and fees.  S -House concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported 5/24/13

 

HB 2483 - Relating to including oral health education as part of the coordinated health program for public elementary, middle, and junior high school students.

Signed in the House 5/24/13

 

SB 8 - Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health and human services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.  House passes as amended 5/20/13.  Senate refuses to concur and requests Conference Committee 5/22/13.  House grants request for Conference Committee 5/23/13.  Conference Committee report filed 5/24/13

 

SB 632 -Relating to contracts between optometrists or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.  Signed in the Senate 5/23/13

 

SB 7 - Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.

House passed as amended on 5/21/13.  Senate refuses to concur and requests Conference Committee 5/22/13.  House grants request for Conference Committee and Motion to instruct conferees fails 5/23/13.  House appoints conferees 5/23/13.  S - House appoints conferees-reported 5/23/13

              

SB 497 - Relating to the number of semester credit hours required to earn an associate degree at public institutions of higher education.  Passed House 5/22/13.  Senate reported enrolled 5/24/13

 

SB 774 - Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order.  House Committee report sent to Calendars 5/20/13

 

SB 162 - Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military and the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience.  Signed by Governor 5/18/13 effective immediately.

 

HB 1395 - Relating to the exemption of registered dental laboratories from certain distributing and manufacturing licensing requirements.  Sent to Governor 5/16/13

 

HB 405 - Relating to testimony by members of the State Board of Dental Examiners.  House place on General State Calendar 5/9/13

 

HB 502 - Relating to the practice of dentistry.

Referred to Health and Human Services Committee 4/29/13

 

HB 45 - Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military and the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience.  Referred to Veteran Affairs and Military Installations 5/7/13 

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