<P>8© 2009 AAPD All rights reserved. • Orthodontic services including space maintenance and services to diagnose, prevent, intercept, and treat malocclusions, including the management of children with cleft lip or palate and congenital or developmental defects. These services include, but are not limited to, initial appliance construction and replacement of appliances as the child grows. • Dental and oral surgery which shall include sedation or general anesthesia and related medical services that shall be furnished on an inpatient basis when medically necessary. • Periodontal services to resolve gingivitis, periodontitis, and other periodontal diseases or conditions in children. • Prosthodontic services, including implants to restore oral function, that are consistent with guidelines developed by organizations with recognized professional expertise and stature. • Diagnostic and therapeutic services related to the management of orofacial trauma. When the injury involves a primary tooth, bene?ts should cover complications for the developing permanent tooth. • Drug prescription for preventive services, relief of pain, and/or treatment of infection. • Medically necessary services for preventive and therapeutic care in patients with medical, physical, or behavioral conditions. These services include, but are not limited to, the care of hospitalized patients, sedation, and general anesthesia in outpatient or inpatient hospital facilities (i.e., operating room). • Behavior guidance services necessary for the provision of optimal therapeutic and preventive oral care to patients with medical, physical, or behavioral conditions. These services may include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management techniques. • Consultative services provided by a pediatric dentist when the dental home has been established with a general practitioner or when requested by another dental specialist or medical care provider. Important questions to ask when choosing and purchasing a dental plan 1. Does the plan cover diagnostic, preventive and emergency services? If so, to what extent? Most dental plans provide coverage for selected diagnostic services, preventive care and emergency treatment that are basic for maintaining good oral health. But the extent or frequency of the services covered by some plans may be limited. Depending upon which services the plan covers, the patient may be required to pay the dentist directly for a portion of even basic care. It is important for the individual who owns the policy to understand how much treatment is covered in any given year. Every dental plan is different. </p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/3/3/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/4/4/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/5/5/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/6/6/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/7/7/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/8/8/">Page-8</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/9/9/">Page-9</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/10/10/">Page-10</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/11/11/">Page-11</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/12/12/">Page-12</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/13/13/">Page-13</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/14/14/">Page-14</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/15/15/">Page-15</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/16/16/">Page-16</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/17/17/">Page-17</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/18/18/">Page-18</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/19/19/">Page-19</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1603/hvvyzehvw/20/20/">Back-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publications/1603/x/sitemap.xml" target="_blank">site map</a></LI> </UL>


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