Appendix A

Acronyms

AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
AAPA American Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPD American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
ABCD Access to Baby and Child Dentistry
ACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
ADA American Dental Association
ADHA American Dental Hygienists’ Association
ADHP advanced dental hygiene practitioner
ADT Minnesota advanced dental therapist
AGD Academy of General Dentistry
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AI/AN American Indians and Alaska Natives
APHA American Public Health Association
ARC-PA Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
ASTDD Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

BCBSMA Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics

CAD coronary artery disease
CADPP Critical Access Dental Payment Program
CDA certified dental assistant


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Appendix A Acronyms AAP American Academy of Pediatrics AAPA American Academy of Physician Assistants AAPD American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry ABCD Access to Baby and Child Dentistry ACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ACF Administration for Children and Families ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ADA American Dental Association ADHA American Dental Hygienists’ Association ADHP advanced dental hygiene practitioner ADT Minnesota advanced dental therapist AGD Academy of General Dentistry AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AI/AN American Indians and Alaska Natives APHA American Public Health Association ARC-PA Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant ASTDD Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors BCBSMA Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics CAD coronary artery disease CADPP Critical Access Dental Payment Program CDA certified dental assistant 255

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256 IMPROVING ACCESS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDHC community dental health coordinator CDT certified dental technician CHC community health center CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program CHIPRA Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CODA Commission on Dental Accreditation DHAT dental health aide therapist DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery DGME direct Graduate Medical Education DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine DT Minnesota dental therapist ECC early childhood caries ED (hospital) emergency department EFDA expanded function dental assistant EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefits Program FPL federal poverty level FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center FTC Federal Trade Commission GAMC General Assistance Medical Care GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office GME Graduate Medical Education HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HKD Healthy Kids Dental HPSA Health Professional Shortage Area HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration IHS Indian Health Service IME indirect medical education IOM Institute of Medicine LHD local health department LTC long-term care

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257 APPENDIX A MCH Maternal and Child Health MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey MHCP Minnesota Health Care Program MOM Missions of Mercy NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHIS National Health Interview Survey NHSC National Health Service Corps NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research NIH National Institutes of Health NOHSS National Oral Health Surveillance System NP nurse practitioner NRC National Research Council OHS Office of Head Start OIG Office of the Inspector General PA physician assistant PGY-1 Postgraduate Year One RDHAP registered dental hygienist in alternative practice SBHC school-based health center SHCN special health care needs SNODENT Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry SODM School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University SPRANS Special Projects of Regional and National Significance STFM Society of Teachers in Family Medicine URM underrepresented minority USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USPHS U.S. Public Health Service USPSTF U.S. Preventive Services Task Force VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs WDOH Washington Department of Health WDSHS Washington Department of Social and Health Services WHO World Health Organization WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

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