Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV)
To participate in the Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV) in the Medical Home program, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants must be certified through the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) by completing training.
Take free Continuing Education (CE) courses online through the Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education website. The OEFV course was developed by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The goal of the module is to introduce Texas Health Steps medical providers and other interested health-care professionals to best practices for promoting oral health in children from 6 through 35 months of age. Upon completion of this module, Texas Health Steps physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses are given the option to print a registration form to complete and fax to the Oral Health Program staff to become certified to provide OEFV services in their practice.
To take the online training, please link to txhealthsteps.com and click on “Course Listing”, scroll down to Oral Health and then click on Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish.