Frequently Asked Questions
I access electronic copies of current oral health materials?
The Library page has links to materials produced by the
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC)
as well as a link to search our entire
oral health library. Results include a full citation of the item, its description,
and information on how to acquire it. Many items are available online.
I find fact sheets, distance learning, and other products
OHRC's publications and electronic products are listed by date, by topic, and
Can I order OHRC publications? What is the cost?
You can order OHRC publications for free. There is no charge for shipping and handling, either. All of our publications are online, so you can preview them to decide which ones are appropriate for your intended use. Then, use the online order form.
copy OHRC publications?
OHRC offers information on copyright on our Disclaimer
and Copyright page. OHRC publications,
such as fact sheets, resource bulletins, and resource guides, may
adapting or reproducing OHRC-produced materials requires
permission. To request permission you
a written request (click here for a sample letter
in Word or PDF)
on your organization's official letterhead. Permission to use photographs
cannot be granted.
use photos from OHRC publications?
No, permission to use photographs
cannot be granted. Some sources for photos are
What if I can't
find what I'm looking for?
If you would
like assistance narrowing down your information request, or if
you find our website difficult to use, please call us. Our information
line, (202) 784-9771, is always on for messages, and your call
will be returned promptly. You may send an e-mail request or contact any staff member individually (telephone numbers and
e-mail addresses are listed on our Contact page).
Can I order bulk
copies of OHRC publications?
the intended use, OHRC publications are available in bulk at no
cost. Most of our publications are written at a high literacy level and
are not intended for the general public. Appropriate uses for
our fact sheets, tip sheets, and resource guides are for professional
to policymakers, educators, and others with the goal of improving oral
health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
You can browse
our products and order online.
you are looking for bulk materials to distribute to families
in your Head Start
program or at health
fairs, we can refer you to materials produced by other organizations.
For example, the National Institute of Dental
and Craniofacial Research provides a variety of free
materials for the public in both print and electronic
publications available in Spanish?
Yes, we have three brochures for consumers available in
Spanish. We also collect materials in other languages, Also, the entire website of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research is en Espanol.
OHRC's mailing address?
See Contact for
information, including staff names, phone numbers,
e-mail addresses; our box address for regular delivery;
our street address for visitors and special deliveries; and
directions to the center.
Can you help
me find a dentist to treat my child?
OHRC does not provide direct clinical care or
referrals to specific health professionals. We can
sources to help find care.
can I obtain a list of organizations to contact for additional
You can conduct a free search of organizations in our database. Also, OHRC posts
to different organizations by type, including
- Head Start
- State Offices of Oral Health and Medicaid Provider Enrollment Information
of information does the resource center collect?
information can be found by browsing our website or
us for assistance.