The library contains high-quality oral health resources to assist professionals in providing education and training, conducting research, developing programs, and staying abreast of new developments. It includes materials (e.g., conference proceedings, curricula, policies, reports, standards) developed by government agencies, national and state organizations, community programs, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau–funded projects.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health. 2013. Key elements to incorporate oral health in the pediatric electronic health record. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health.
This chart provides required and additional elements for oral health risk assessment items to be included in an electronic health record for every pediatric patient. Items include risk assessment for dental caries, information on referral, fluoride, and dental insurance status, as well as information on environmental, biological, psychosocial, and pragmatic questions. More elements are provided on educational, dental, and treatment and prescription resources.
Dental Quality Alliance. 2012. Quality measurement in dentistry: A guidebook. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association.
This manual provide information on the Dental Quality Alliance and its members, discusses the national interest in quality measures, and highlights challenges for measurement in dentistry. Topics include the science behind measurement, measurement levels, measure domains, hallmarks of a good measure, and measuring for improvement. The manual can serve as the basis for developing standardized messages on performance and on quality measures in dentistry.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2012. Oral Health Access for Young Children Program: Final report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry.
This report describes a Nebraska program from January 2011 through August 2012 to provide preventive dental screenings and supplies, fluoride varnish applications, oral health education and dental referrals to high-risk children and families with limited access to dental health care. It includes a description of state needs for screening for dental caries and prevention services in young children throughout the state, information on data collected during the program at state and regional levels, partnerships created and utilized to provide oral health services in the program, and program challenges.