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DQA Measure Activities

DQA Releases Three New Adult Dental Quality Measures 

The following measures were tested for feasibility, validity, reliability and usability: 

These measures address performance of the oral healthcare delivery system as it affects oral-systemic health.

The DQA contracted with research teams from the University of California San Francisco and the University of Iowa to conduct testing using medical, dental, and pharmacy enrollment and claims data.

The following agencies supported this project by providing data for testing:

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Iowa Medicaid

The Dental Quality Alliance expresses sincere appreciation for this support.

Program Level Measures Identified for Future Development

The DQA currently has several measures for adult, pediatric, and the nursing home population under consideration for testing:

Practice Level Measure Development: Current Projects Underway

The DQA is currently testing a starter set of practice level pediatric quality measures for feasibility, validity, reliability and usability:

  • Sealants for children 6-9 years old at elevated risk
  • Sealants for children 10-14 years old at elevated risk
  • Topical fluoride for children at elevated risk
  • Care continuity

DQA Measures Testing Final Reports 

Environmental Scan 

DQA Annual Measure Review Reports

Measure Development Process