Arcora Foundation Resources

Arcora Foundation, fully funded by Delta Dental of Washington, the state’s largest dental benefits company, works towards a shared vision: All people enjoy good oral and overall health, with no one left behind. With a dedicated board and talented staff we blend innovation with practical solutions, and strive to make permanent changes resulting in improved health for all, which increases well-being and saves money for families, businesses, and taxpayers.

Cavity Free Kids is oral health education for young children – from birth through age 5 – and their families. It is designed for use in Head Start and Early Head Start, child care, preschool, home visiting, and other programs. Cavity Free Kids includes a rich collection of lessons, activities, stories, songs, and other resources that actively engage young children in fun-filled, play-based learning and help parents practice good oral health habits at home.

DentistLink is a free dental referral service powered by Arcora Foundation, which helps to find solutions for Apple Health (Medicaid) enrolled individuals seeking dental care. Your oral health matters. Let us help you find a dentist.

MouthMatters supports medical care teams across Washington state to successfully make preventive oral health services a routine part of patient care. We offer training and ongoing support to help care teams with clinic integration.

The Mighty Mouth is a campaign to build social norms around the benefits of preventing oral disease and to deliver the message that oral health is essential to overall health.

Oral Health Campaign is a broad-based coalition that works to raise the visibility of the importance of oral health and to advocate for increased access to care.

SmileMobile is a three-chair modern dental offices on wheels that brings oral health services to children, teens and pregnant people who have no limited options for dental care.

Washington State Resources

University of Washington School of Dentistry strives to improve the public’s health through outreach programs with attention to minority and underserved communities.

The Center for Pediatric Dentistry is a University of Washington clinic featuring 16 dental chairs, plus a full dental surgery center on site to provide comprehensive care for patients through 18 years of age, and up to age 21 if the patient has special needs, such as autism or Down syndrome.

Washington State Dental Association is the voice of dentistry in Washington. With over 4,400 members, the WSDA is dedicated to empowering members to advocate for and provide the highest quality oral health care.

WIC, Washington State Department of Health is a place where families get healthy food and a lot more. WIC is for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5.

Washington State Health Care Authority purchases health care for more than two million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and, beginning in 2020, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, HCA leads the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.

Provider Billing Guides and Fee Schedules, Washington State Health Care Authority contains billing guides, fee schedules, and additional billing materials to help providers submit prior authorization (PA) for services and claims.

Data Reports

The ABCDs of Treating the Most Prevalent Childhood Disease (American Journal of Public Health)

Improving Dental Care for Medicaid-Insured Children in Washington State (Pew Center on the States)

The effectiveness and estimated costs of the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program in Washington state (Journal of American Dental Association)

Washington State’s Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program  (Washington State Department of Social and Health Services)

Additional Resources

Campaign for Dental Health is a broad network of oral health advocates, health professionals, child and family organizations, and scientists who are working together to preserve our nation’s gains in oral health.

ParentHelp123 is operated by the statewide non-profit WithinReach and helps Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs, and more.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center is national center serving the maternal and child health community with high-quality oral health technical assistance, training, and resources.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Oral Health

World Health Organization – Oral Health

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research