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Texas Department of Health. 2000. Water fluoridation costs in Texas: Texas Health Steps (EPSDT-Medicaid). Austin, TX: Texas Department of Health, 13 pp.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1272 Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
This report describes a study conducted to assess the cost of publicly financed oral health care in relation to community water fluoridation. The report includes a methods section containing data description and statistical analysis, a results and discussion section, conclusions, and recommendations. Three appendices contain tables and figures with information on procedure codes, variable lists and definitions, descriptive statistics, and treatment costs. The report also includes a reference list. The appendices provide data on dental procedures codes, variable list and definitions, descriptive statistics, and cost savings.
Keywords: Oral health, Fluorides, Water, Disease prevention, Dental caries, Medicaid, Program evaluation, Costs, Local initiatives, Texas
Texas Dental Association. 2008. Building better oral health: A dental home for all Texans. Austin, TX: Texas Dental Association, 29 pp.
Texas Dental Association TDA Building 1946 S IH 35, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78704 Telephone: (512) 443-4675Fax: (512) 443-3031Website: http://www.tda.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (512) 443-4675Fax: (512) 443-3031Website: http://www.tda.orgAvailable from the website.
This report identifies issues, needs, and challenges associated with improving the oral health of Texans. Topics include the economic, medical, and social consequences of untreated oral disease; the oral health care system in Texas (including school-based and Head Start preventive oral health services); state and national comparative data on the oral health status of Texans; and oral health disparities in Texas, particularly among populations that face challenges in accessing oral health services. The report concludes with public policy recommendations to expand access to oral health care in Texas, including best practices from other states.
Keywords: Oral health, Needs assessment, Access to health care, State initiatives, Texas, Adults, Children,
Tesch S, Beeman D, Woods MK. 2011. Parent, it's up to you!: Oral health manual for Pregnancy, Education, and Parenting Program. Austin, TX: Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Dental Health Services, multiple items.
Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938 Austin, TX 78714-9347 Telephone: (512) 776-7323Fax: (512) 776-7256E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtmContact for cost information.
Telephone: (512) 776-7323Fax: (512) 776-7256E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtmContact for cost information.
This oral health curriculum is designed for use in a classroom setting for adolescent parents, parents-to-be, and as a prep for parenting classes. The major goal of the program is to provide knowledge and teach skills that will enable students to enhance personal hygiene and overall self-esteem. The curriculum consists of three lesson plans with information on oral health care during pregnancy, oral health care for infants including information on tooth decay, and oral health care for preschool children. It includes a videotape (English and Spanish) and a poster illustrating tooth decay.
Keywords: Oral health, Adolescent parents, Pregnant women, Parents, Dental hygiene, Parent education, Curricula, Texas, Audiovisual materials, Spanish language materials
Swize S. 1997. Dental jeopardy. Unpublished manuscript, 9 pp.
Driscoll Children's Hospital 3533 Alameda St. Corpus Christi, TX 78411 Telephone: (361) 694-5000Secondary Telephone: (800) DCH-LOVEWebsite: http://www.driscollchildrens.org/Single photocopies available at no charge.
Telephone: (361) 694-5000Secondary Telephone: (800) DCH-LOVEWebsite: http://www.driscollchildrens.org/Single photocopies available at no charge.
These instructions for an interactive game are designed to teach Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clients about oral health. Parents of infants and children learn the steps to good oral health, oral health prevention techniques in general, and the prevention of early childhood caries in particular. The game is designed to be played after clients watch Take Time for Teeth, a videotape about oral health produced by the Texas Department of Health Dental Bureau. The instructions include a drawing of the game board and photocopies of the game cards.
Keywords: Games, WIC Program, Oral health, Infants, Children, Disease prevention, Health education, Early childhood caries, Texas
Shulman J, Cappelli DP, Coon P, Payne HW, Reinecke S. 2012. Texas Oral Health Coalition's oral health plan for the state of Texas 2012-2015. [no place]: Texas Oral Health Coalition, 61 pp.
Texas Oral Health Coalition TX Telephone: (432) 413-8843Fax: (432) 689-7507Website: http://txohc.orgAvailable from the website.
This document details the steps taken by the Texas Oral Health Coalition to produce a state oral health plan, reviews the state's oral health efforts, and recommends programs and priorities to improve the oral health of people living in Texas. The plan is organized around the core functions of public health including monitoring and surveillance, research, communications, preventive strategies, state infrastructure, evaluation, partnerships, and policy development. Each core function has four sections: background, existing activity at the state level, gaps, and action items.
Keywords: Oral heath, Coalitions, Statewide planning, Texas
Dental Health for Arlington [Texas].  (ca.). [Activity report]. Arlington, TX: Dental Health for Arlington, 19 pp.
Dental Health for Arlington P.O. Box 1542 Arlington, TX 76004-1542 Telephone: (817) 277-1165Fax: (817) 277-1106E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.dentalhealtharlington.orgContact for cost information.
Telephone: (817) 277-1165Fax: (817) 277-1106E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.dentalhealtharlington.orgContact for cost information.
This report describes the local oral health initiative in Arlington, Texas—the Alan Saxe Dental Clinic and the SMILES program. The SMILES program began as a pilot program in two local elementary schools in which most of the students are from families with low incomes. The program started with volunteer dental professionals providing students with oral screening and education, a new toothbrush, and dental sealants, which were applied at the school with portable equipment. The report includes a list of members of the board of directors, the program mission statement, a narrative history of Dental Health for Arlington, an organization chart for the clinic and program, a chronological history and list of accomplishments from 1992 to1999, a statistical report on the program's annual growth, and program information for the clinic and the SMILES program. Additional statistical tables and press articles on the program and collaborators are also included.
Keywords: Dental care, Oral health, Access to health care, Local initiatives, Texas, Young children, Program description, Elementary schools, Dental sealants
Dental Health for Arlington. [1995?]. White House dialogue. Arlington, TX: Dental Health for Arlington, 24 pp.
This report describes a volunteer oral health organization in Arlington, Texas. The organization's mission is to provide preventive and palliative oral health services to low income residents and to educate school age and preschool children about good oral hygiene habits. The report includes a history of the project, a funding summary, a description of the Allen Saxe Dental Clinic operations and prevention programs, and the organization's goals for 2000.
Keywords: Oral health, Texas, Dental care, Child health, Low income groups, Dental hygiene, Health education, Local initiatives, Reports, Private sector, Voluntary health agencies, Volunteers, School age children, Preschool children
American Dental Education Association. 2001. ADEA 2000-2001 annual report. Journal of Dental Education 65(6):513-586.
American Dental Education Association 1400 K Street, N.W., Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005-2415 Telephone: (202) 289-7201Fax: (202) 289-7204Website: http://www.adea.orgPhotocopy available at no charge.
Telephone: (202) 289-7201Fax: (202) 289-7204Website: http://www.adea.orgPhotocopy available at no charge.
This annual report outlines the achievements and future needs of the American Dental Education Association in 2000-2001. Included with the report are additional association reports that discuss trends in dentistry and dental education, underrepresented minority enrollment in U.S. dental schools-the challenge, and practice location characteristics of black dentists in Texas.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental education, Work force, Dentistry, Trends, Minority groups, Case studies, Texas
Altenhoff L, Beeman D, Forbes D, Gray W, Hardin R, Howard R, King C, Lopez N, Tesch S, Weber M, Willberg B, Williams M. 2009. Seal a smile Texas style: A sealant manual for the oral health program [rev. ed.]. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 32 pp.
Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938 Austin, TX 78714-9347 Telephone: (512) 776-7323Fax: (512) 776-7256E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtmAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (512) 776-7323Fax: (512) 776-7256E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtmAvailable from the website.
This manual provides a description of the mission and goals of the Texas Dental Sealant program to identify children at high risk for dental caries and provide preventive services (including dental sealants) and treatment referrals. Other topics include partnerships and collaborations, a map of oral health coalitions in Texas, planning and preparation for school sealant clinics, sealant program barriers and challenges, an equipment and supplies checklist, an illustrated guide to portable equipment, and referral and follow-up tips. The appendix contains sample letters and forms.
Keywords: Oral health, School age children, School based clinics, Dental sealants, Dental caries, State programs, Training materials, Manuals, Texas
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