Focus on Injury
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Selected Materials in the OHRC Library
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2012. Assessment of Acute Traumatic Injury. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 1 p.
This form is designed to help dentists assess children with acute traumatic injuries and document treatment. Topics include the client's history, oral examination, dental injuries, radiographs, treatment, and instructions and disposition.
American Association of Orthodontists. 2012. Handling Orthodontic Emergencies. St. Louis, MO: American Association of Orthodontists. 1 p.
This fact sheet for school nurses discusses how to handle problems involving dental braces. Contents include a list of tools and supplies, an illustrated description of the components of braces, and a list of treatments. Problems and responses to them are listed in the order of the least severe to the most severe and include food caught between teeth; ligatures coming off; discomfort; mouth sores; irritation of lips or cheeks; protruding wire; loose brackets, wires, or bands; and swallowed components.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. Meth Mouth. August, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
This fact sheet describes damage to the mouth, teeth, and gums that can occur as a result of methamphetamine abuse. The fact sheet discusses the impact of the drug on the mouth as well as how foods high in sugar, which those using methamphetamine frequently crave, are associated with the drug’s effects.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. OMG . . . That Piercing Can Do What? Oral Health and Piercings–What You Need To Know. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2 pp.
This fact sheet discusses the potential health risks associated with oral piercing, such as infection; nerve damage; and injury to the gums, teeth, and tongue. It also addresses the importance of consulting professionals and what to do after a piercing and after healing.
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Resource Highlights: Focus on Injury. November 2012.
Reviewer: Ellen Schmidt, Children's Safety Network, National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center