Focus on Dental Sealants
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Selected Materials in the OHRC Library
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2010. School Dental Sealant Programs Policy Statement. Sparks NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors.
This policy statement supports and promotes expansion of school-based and school-linked dental sealant programs that follow evidence-based guidelines as part of a comprehensive community strategy to serve the greatest number of children and adolescents at highest risk for dental disease.
Carter NL, American Association for Community Dental Programs, and National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2011. Seal America: The Prevention Invention (2nd ed., rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.
This manual is designed to assist health professionals in initiating and implementing a school-based dental sealant program. Staff of established programs may also find the manual of interest as they work to improve specific aspects of their programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Crespin M, Eichenbaum A, Madormo C. 2012. Partnering to Seal-a-Smile: A Report on the Success of Wisconsin School-Based Dental Sealant Programs. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 70 pp.
This report provides an overview of Wisconsin's Seal-a-Smile program, including highlights of the program’s expansion and findings from data collected annually from 2005 to 2010, as well as data collected from other school-based programs. Topics include dental caries rates, children served, dental sealant retention rates, and other measures.
Freeman VA. 2010. Improving Oral Health for Mothers and Children: Oral Health Priorities and Surveillance in State MCH Title V Agencies. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. 26 pp.
This paper examines state priority needs and the ability to measure success in meeting oral health goals. It describes measures of performance and capacity, including the proportion of students in third grade who have dental sealants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Holt K, Barzel R. 2010. Preventing Tooth Decay and Saving Teeth with Dental Sealants (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 4 pp.
This fact sheet for professionals provides information on the use of dental sealants in preventing tooth decay and in arresting the progression of decay. Topics include access to care, disparities in care, public awareness, cost-effectiveness, and programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Oral Health Surveillance System
Oral Health America
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