CLAS

National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CODA

Commission on Dental Accreditation

COSTEP

Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Programs

CRNA

certified registered nurse anesthetist

   
DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

DePAC

Dental Professional Advisory Committee

DHEW

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

DMD

Doctor of Dental Medicine

DOD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOE

U.S. Department of Education

DOJ

U.S. Department of Justice

DQA

Dental Quality Alliance

   
ECC

early childhood caries

EFDAs

expanded function dental assistants

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPSDT

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

   
FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FPL

federal poverty level

FQHCs

Federally Qualified Health Centers

FTC

Federal Trade Commission

   
GAO

U.S. Government Accountability Office

GME

Graduate Medical Education

   
HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

   
ICD

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

ICE

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

IHS

Indian Health Service

IMB

Into the Mouths of Babes

IOM

Institute of Medicine

   
MCHB

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

MEPS

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey



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