Katya Mauritson, DMD

State Oral Health Director,
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Patricia Braun MD, MPH, Pediatrician

Read Dr. Braun's Research demonstating that Cavity Free at Three Oral Health promotion intervention targeting medical providers reduced Early Childhood Caries.

 

Join us and help Colorado kids become

Cavity Free At Three

"Cavity Free at Three is working to increase access to care for children early in life, especially those most at risk for dental disease. It is also working to improve the effectiveness with which we, as healthcare providers, educate families about oral disease prevention. I hope all medical and dental providers who serve children will get involved. It’s up to us to lend our time and our talents to help all kids start out life healthy."
— Katya Mauritson, DMD
 
 

 

What We Can Do For You

  • Learn techniques for delivering services to infants and toddlers through hands-on demonstrations and practice.

  • Need help? Receive continuous technical assistance before, during, and after implementation of oral health services in your organization.

  • Access up-to-date patient education resources in multiple languages.

  • Review new research and current practice standards for infants, toddlers and pregnant women

Cavity Free at Three is managed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CDPHE Oral Health Program (OHP) extends a sincere thanks to the foundations that support Cavity Free at Three: Caring for Colorado Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Rose Community Foundation, and the Health and Resources Services Administration (HRSA). 

Medical Professionals:

  • Implement AAP and USPSTF Grade B recommendations for preventing dental caries in infants and toddlers.
  • Receive free certification training to obtain reimbursement from Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ for oral health services.

 

Dental Professionals:

  • Are you up-to-date on current recommendations for infants, toddlers and pregnant women?
  • Grow your practice by seeing more infants, toddlers and pregnant women!
  • Get tips around Medicaid billing and managing Medicaid clientele

 

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Standard of Care

Infants and Toddlers:

  • The ADA recommends all children visit the dentist by age 1.
  • Begin fluoride varnish application at the eruption of the first tooth.
  • Apply 4 or more fluoride varnishes to children by age three.
  • Assess risk and set recare visits to two to four times a year.
 

Pregnant Patients:

  • Dental care is safe at any time during pregnancy, including x-rays and local anesthetics.
  • Treat dental problems during pregnancy. Mothers with cavities are more likely to have children with cavities.
  • Educate pregnant women about keeping baby’s teeth healthy.