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Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 2011. Public health dental hygienist toolkit. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This toolkit provides information and resources for dental hygienists in Massachusetts to expand opportunities for providing preventive oral health services in public health settings. Training resources include presentations on infection control, other documents and resources, evidence-based clinical recommendations for dental sealants and sealant programs and other sealant program resources, and an introduction to the state Medicaid program, MassHealth.

Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Public health dental hygienists, Massachusetts, Dental sealants, Dental clinics, State initiatives, Medicaid

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2007. A report on the Commonwealth's dental hygiene workforce: Results and recommendations from a 2007 statewide survey. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 30 pp.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This report provides an overview of the dental hygiene work force in Massachusetts as surveyed in 2007. Survey topics include number of years in practice, degrees earned, work settings, wages and benefits, work availability, groups served, and certification. Contents include a description of the study methods and results, a discussion, highlights from the survey, and recommendations. Appendices include a brief history of dental hygiene as a profession, a list of Massachusetts dental hygiene schools, a review of state Medicaid programs that reimburse dental hygienists directly for services rendered, and the 29-item survey instrument. Statistical data are provided in figures throughout the report.

Keywords: Oral health, Dental hygienists, Work force, Surveys, Questionnaires, Reimbursement, Massachusetts, Statistical data, Children

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2010]. Connect oral health to every child's medical care. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 68 slides.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This training prepares health professionals to participate in the MassHealth fluoride varnish program. Topics include the child health professional’s role in oral health, the etiology of oral diseases, the relationship between systemic and oral health, performing oral health assessments, identifying appropriate oral-disease-prevention strategies, and understanding when and how to apply fluoride varnish. The training includes links to online pre- and post-tests and information about receiving the BLOCK Oral Disease Toolkit. A fact sheet for health professionals and anticipatory guidance for caregivers, including an active consent form, are also available. Information for caregivers is available in multiple languages. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Fluorides, Preventive health services, Training, State programs, Massachusetts, Spanish language materials, Non English language materials

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2008. Fluoride mouthrinse monitors' training program (rev. ed.). Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 28 pp.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This is designed to help school personnel implement Massachusetts' school-based fluoride mouthrinse program. Topics include storage, preparation, dispensation, practice, distribution, and safety. Information about program funding and fluorosis is also included. The appendices contain sample notices, permission slips, reports, and forms; information on fluoride retention, systemic vs. nonsystemic fluoride, and fluoride toxicity; and a post-test. A program description (brochure) for families is also available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, School personnel, Preventive health services, Fluorides, Training, Manuals, State programs, Massachusetts, Children, Parents

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. Growing healthy smiles in the child care setting: Implementing a tooth brushing program to promote oral health and prevent tooth decay. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 14 pp.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This guide is designed to help child care providers in Massachusetts comply with a regulation to assist children with toothbrushing. It reviews the causes of tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention strategies; discusses the importance of toothbrushing and provides tips on safely implementing a toothbrushing program; and offers resources on other toothbrushing programs and oral health teaching tools and lessons for young children.

Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Dental hygiene, Regulations, Child care workers, Health policy, Prevention programs, State legislation, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. The status of oral disease in Massachusetts: A great unmet need 2009. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 96 pp.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This report for decision-makers and oral health stakeholders summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Massachusetts. The report addresses the burden of oral disease throughout the lifespan and, specifically, within certain populations. Additional topics include state and national objectives, prevention, and work force and capacity.

Keywords: Oral health, Population surveillance, Health status, Health services delivery, State surveys, Work force, Massachusetts, Statistics, Children, Adolescents

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2008]. Fluoride mouthrinse: A safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This fact sheet discusses a fluoride mouth rinse program in school as one way to deliver oral health services to prevent tooth decay in children. The content addresses the following questions: what is the public health issue, what is fluoride, what is the impact of fluoride mouthrinse, is fluoride mouthrinse safe, and what is Massachusetts doing. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Oral health, School age children, Schools, Fluorides, Preventive health services, State initiatives, Massachusetts, Spanish language materials, Children

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2008]. Fluoride varnish in the non-dental setting: Increasing children's access to preventive dental care. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp, (Oral Health Massachusetts: A Fact Sheet).

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This fact sheet addresses the application of fluoride varnish on children's teeth in the medical setting as one way to deliver oral health services to prevent tooth decay in children. The content addresses the following questions: what is the public health issue, what is the impact of fluoride varnish, is fluoride varnish safe, what is the Massachusetts Department of Public Health doing, how do health professionals obtain training for fluoride varnish, how do health professionals bill MassHealth for fluoride varnish, and how is fluoride varnish applied.

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Fluorides, Preventive health services, State initiatives, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2008]. Fluoride varnish application: What every caregiver should know. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 items.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This information and consent form (active consent) are intended to be shared with parents and other caregivers by health professionals working in public health settings in Massachusetts prior to applying fluoride varnish on children's teeth. The fact sheet addresses the following questions: what is fluoride varnish, is fluoride varnish safe, why is the doctor using fluoride varnish, and what does my child do after they get fluoride varnish. The fact sheet and consent form are available in Albanian, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Fluorides, Prevention health services, Parental consent, Forms, State initiatives, Massachusetts, Spanish language materials, Non English language materials, Educational materials, Asian language materials

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2011. Dental sealants. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This resource provides information on dental sealant use, sealant programs, and related resources in Massachusetts. Contents include clinical recommendations; a description of the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health’s school sealant program (MDPH-SEAL); fact sheets for health professionals, parents, and other caregivers in multiple languages; and radio public service announcements in English and Spanish. Additional documents and resources for use by public health dental hygienists are also available including a standing order template, a sample collaborative agreement, a consent form, and a supply list. Materials are available in English, Albanian, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Keywords: Oral health, School age children, Dental sealants, Preventive health services, School health programs, Media campaigns, Massachusetts, Forms, Spanish language materials, Non English language materials, Children, Asian language materials

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