American Dental Association provides valuable information about what causes bad breath (halitosis), flossing, brushing your tongue, and much more
Topics include healthy gums; plaque and flossing; oral hygiene, toothpaste; older adults and dental problems
DentalCare.com has posted photos and described the impact of methamphetamine use on oral health. Geared to dental professionals
Find an orthodontist who is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Click on Orthodontist Locator to find a board-certified orthodontist. Website explains qualifications of these specialized dentists
Find and compare performance levels of nearly 1400 federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs) in each state. Ratings on clinical measures include diabetes, hypertension, prenatal care, low birth weight, asthma, childhood immunizations, depression screening, weight management, dental sealants, cervical cancer screening and more. See Clinical Data section for three-year trends. Altogether, the health centers have about 12,000 different sites across the US. They receive federal money to lower the price to low income patients. They are locally owned and managed. Services include primary medical care, dentist services, and mental health care. Excellent program if your community is lucky enough to have a community health center. UDS data from 2018
Excellent 2018 Diabetes At A Glance from the Centers for Disease Control shows how many people have diabetes (over 30 million, over 8% of US population) or prediabetes (estimated 84 million!); estimates for those undiagnosed. Millions don’t know they have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations and adult-onset blindness. Gives facts on complications and deaths associated with diabetes. Medical spending associated with diabetes is estimated at $237 billion.
Scroll to the bottom to find External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) which lets consumers read about performance of health plans in GA. Very difficult to navigate. Compare quality ratings and member satisfaction scores for Medicaid, Amerigroup Community Care, Peach State Health Plan, WellCare of Georgia and The Georgia Families Amerigroup 360. Covers access to care, dental visits, opioids at high dosage, ER visits, diabetes care, prenatal care, 7-day followup after mental health admission, member opinions and more using 2016-2017 scores. Other reports are at this website that may have more information. Released in 2018 by Georgia Dept. of Community Health at dch.georgia.gov