AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY ORAL HEALTH POLICIES Originating Council Council on Clinical Affairs Review Council Council on Clinical Affairs Adopted Revised Reafrmed Purpose e American - PDF document

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\r\r\r\f  e American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry ( AAPD ) emphasizes that health care providers and other interested third parties must recognize the dual role that pediatric dentists play in the provision of professional preventive and thera- peutic oral health care, which includes both primary and specialty care services. is policy was developed by the Council on Clinical Aairs and adopted in 2003. is is a revision of the last version, revised in 2008 and rearmed in 2013. It was based on a review of Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Training Programs in Pediatric Dentistry 1 and the AAPD position paper on the role of pediatric dentists as primary and specialty care providers. 2 An electronic search was conducted using the terms pediatric dentist, pediatric specialist, primary care provider, dual care provider, and specialty care provider.  “Pediatric dentistry is an age-related specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health needs for infants and children through adoles- cence, including those with special health care needs.” 1 e American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the AAPD all recognize the pediatric provider. e dual role of pediatric dentists is similar to that of pediatricians, gynecologists, and internists in medicine. Within the medical profession, clinicians and third-party payors recognize these physicians in a dual role and have designed payment plans to accommodate this situation . e AAPD respects the rights of employers to negotiate health care benets for their employees. Sometimes, third- party payors do not recognize pediatric dentists as primary care providers. is position restricts access to pediatric dentists for children who have reached a predetermined age and/or who may be best served by specialized oral health care providers and counseling. In some instances, this restriction necessitates a specialty referral to a pediatric dentist prior to evaluation. \r\f \n e AAPD recognizes that infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs have the right to quality oral health care. e AAPD encourages third-party payors to recognize pediatric dentists as both primary and specialty oral health care providers and to refrain from age- related restrictions when a parent or referring clinician desires to utilize the services and expertise of a pediatric dentist to establish a dental home or for limited specialized care. \t\b 1.American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Accreditation standards for advanced spe- cialty education programs in pediatric dentistry. Chicago, Ill.; 2017. Available at: “https://www.ada.org/~/media/ (Archived by WebCite ® at: “http://www.webcitation. org/6xxyl5TyJ”) 2. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Council on Dental Benefits Programs. Position paper: The role of pediatric dentists as primary and specialty care providers. Chicago, Ill.: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; 2002 .    \n\t\b\t\n\t\b\t\b  \t\r\r   \t\t­\t\b\t€   \b\n\b\f‚\t\b\t\bƒ\t\b  

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