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Dr. Brent Martin D.

Dental Director

MassHealth

MassHealth

Background Information

Employment History

Dental Director
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Chair, MassHealth and Commonwealth Medicine
Better Oral Health

Senior Vice President Business Development
Charter Oak Health Center Inc

Education

B.S.
Psychology
Florida State University

DMD

M.S.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Florida State University

Web References (17 Total References)


Oral Health Care During Pregnancy ยป |

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Enhancing Awareness of Oral Health and Pregnancy Data in MassHealth Patients - Brent Martin, DDS, MBA, Dental Director, MassHealth, Chief Dental Services, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Dentists, Dr. Brent Martin, Dr. ...

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Dentists, Dr. Brent Martin, Dr. Shahrzad Haghayegh-Askarian, Karen Anderson, MassHealth, Suzanne Bump

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"Our paid claims for calendar year 13 is a little over $260 million," said Dr. Brent Martin, the MassHealth Dental Director.
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"The fact is I don't think there is any excuse for 53 fluoride treatments in one patient," Dr. Martin said.
While Dr. Martin says MassHealth is ultimately responsible, he placed much of the blame on a third party contractor hired by the state to process the claims.
"By seeing the findings by the office of the State Auditor, we knew we had things to go fix, which we did," he said.
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Dr. Martin says many of those loopholes that allowed those payments to go through have now been closed. And he has a message for anyone who tries to get away with it in the future. "We will find you," he said.


Yet, each year, about 200,000 children ...

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Yet, each year, about 200,000 children enrolled in the program do not receive any care from a dentist, said Dr. Brent Martin, dental director for MassHealth.

Thirty-one hygienists have been licensed through the program and have begun working in schools, WIC offices, and other offices that provide social services to low-income children. "We're getting kids treated that otherwise wouldn't have prevention done," Martin said.
In the last state fiscal year, the hygienists served about 6,900 children. While that's a help, he said, there's plenty of room for the program to grow.
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Martin said there may not be a need for it.
"The public health dental hygienist program is still a new program and represents a new type of dental health provider," he said.


While rare, not having access to ...

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While rare, not having access to dental coverage can result in death, noted Dr. Brent Martin, dental director for MassHealth, the agency that administers the state's Medicaid program. A 2010 study identified a link between gum disease in pregnant mothers and stillbirth. In 2011, a 24-year-old Ohio man died from a tooth infection that spread to his brain after he was unable to afford both the painkillers and antibiotics prescribed for his toothache in the ED. He only filled the painkiller prescription.

"It's sad because it was so preventable," Martin said.


Yet, each year, about 200,000 children ...

www.bamsi.org [cached]

Yet, each year, about 200,000 children enrolled in the program do not receive any care from a dentist, said Dr. Brent Martin, dental director for MassHealth.

Thirty-one hygienists have been licensed through the program and have begun working in schools, WIC offices, and other offices that provide social services to low-income children. "We're getting kids treated that otherwise wouldn't have prevention done," Martin said.
In the last state fiscal year, the hygienists served about 6,900 children. While that's a help, he said, there's plenty of room for the program to grow.
...
Martin said there may not be a need for it.
"The public health dental hygienist program is still a new program and represents a new type of dental health provider," he said.

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