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Commission on Dental Education. 2016. Accreditation standards for dental education programs. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 38 pp.

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-7494
E-mail: info@ada.org
Website: http://www.ada.org
Available from the website.

This document delineates the standards that dental education programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree must meet to achieve and maintain accreditation. Contents include minimum acceptable requirements for programs and guidance on alternative and preferred methods of meeting standards. The document also provides program development guidance for institutions that wish to establish new programs or improve existing programs.


Connecticut State Dental Association. 2008. Connecticut cares about oral health: An oral health curriculum. Southington, CT: Connecticut State Dental Association, 26 pp.

Connecticut State Dental Association
835 West Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489

Telephone: (860) 378-1800
Fax: (860) 378-1807
Website: http://www.csda.com
Available from the website.

This packet is designed to help educators integrate oral health education into Connecticut's school health curricula. The packet comprises 6 lesson modules for educating students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 about oral health and healthy behaviors. Each module lists objectives, questions, and related subject areas, and can be used individually or in combination with recommended supportive activities and classroom materials.


Crest and Oral-B Dental Education Program. 2009–. The educator's guide to oral health. Cincinnati, OH: Procter and Gamble Company, School Programs, multiple items.

Procter and Gamble Company, School Programs
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Website: http://www.pgschoolprograms.com
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help educators teach students in first grade about the importance of oral hygiene. Contents include guide, lesson plans, and answers to frequently asked questions. The lesson plans contain activities and/or worksheets and some meet the national standard requirements. Supplemental materials such as toothbrushing and flossing demos and tips, an animated video, bilingual take-home learning aids, recommended children's books, and links to related websites are also included.


Delta Dental Foundation, Michigan Dental Association Foundation. 2015. From drool to school: Caring for your child's oral health from the drool years through the school years [upd.]. [Lansing, MI]: Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, 56 pp.

Delta Dental Foundation
4100 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Telephone: (800) 524-0149
Website: http://www.deltadentalmi.com
Available from the website.

This booklet for parents provides information, tips, and resources on how care for their infant's or child's oral health from birth through the elementary school years. The booklet also includes information about how to find and pay for oral health care and activities that parents can do with their child to help them learn about the importance of good oral health together. The booklet is available in Arabic, English, and Spanish. A brochure and video are also available.


Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation. 2011. Captain Supertooth. Oklahoma City, OK: Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation, multiple items.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation
16 N.W. 63rd Street, Suite 201
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Telephone: (405) 607-4771
Secondary Telephone: (800) 522-0188, ext. 771
Fax: (405) 607-4778
E-mail: foundation@DeltaDentalOK.org
Website: http://www.DDOKFoundation.org
Available from the website.

This program teaches students in kindergarten through third grade about the benefits of good oral hygiene. Captain Supertooth, a costumed superhero, educates children about toothbrushing, flossing, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist. The program typically lasts about 30 minutes and can be tailored to fit a school's needs. The program website features games and activities for children, tips and information for parents, and a curriculum and tools for teachers and school nurses.


Delta Dental Plans Association. 2014. Land of Smiles®. Oak Brook, IL: Delta Dental Plans Association, multiple items.

Delta Dental Plans Association
1515 West 22nd Street, Suite 450
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Website: https://www.deltadental.com
Available from the website.

This curriculum is designed to teach students in kindergarten through third grade about oral health. Contents include videos and corresponding lesson plan activity sheets. Topics include tooth basics, cavities, plaque, visiting the dentist, and the relationship between healthy mouths and healthy bodies. The curriculum also includes live performances in schools and at community events.


Field M, ed; Committee on the Future of Dental Education; Institute of Medicine. 1995. Dental education at the crossroads: Challenges and change. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 345 pp.

National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 334-3313
Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373
Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242
Fax: (202) 334-2451
E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu
Website: http://www.nap.edu
Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-05195-9.

This book discusses dental education from the perspectives of its background and evolution, oral health objectives, mission, research mission, patient care mission, the relationship of dental schools to universities and the public, and a dental workforce for the future.


Fisher B, Hanson A, Raden T. 2014. Start early to build a healthy future: The research linking early learning and health. Chicago, IL: Ounce of Prevention Fund, 30 pp.

Ounce of Prevention Fund
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60603-6198

Telephone: (312) 922-3863
Fax: (312) 922-3337
E-mail: info@ounceofprevention.org
Website: http://www.ounceofprevention.org
Available from the website.

This document summarizes research on what children need to get a healthy start at life. Contents include policy and practice recommendations aimed at increasing the impact of early childhood education and development programs on children's health and improving coordination and integration across systems.


Flint Hills Community Health Center. [2007]. Future Smiles: School sealant program. Emporia, KS: Flint Hills Community Health Center.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

These materials are part of a program designed to bring oral health care to children from families with low incomes in the elementary school setting. The materials include two brochures, one containing program information and another containing information on the use of dental sealants in preventing tooth decay. A parent/guardian letter, a patient information and health history form, and a consent-for-treatment form are also included. A report form is provided for use in communicating with a parent or other caregiver about a child’s oral health treatment needs and services rendered, including sealants and fluoride varnish. The materials are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program. 2005. School-based services: Reaching Georgia's children where they learn. [Atlanta, GA]: Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program, 2 pp.

Georgia Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program
Two Peachtree Street, N.W., 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3186

Telephone: (404) 657-2850
Website: http://dph.georgia.gov/oral-health-program
Available from the website.

This fact sheet describes oral health services offered at schools in underserved areas of Georgia. Information is provided on education, oral health screenings, oral examinations, dental cleanings, fluoride treatment or rinse, dental sealants, X-rays, and dental referrals.


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