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Academy of General Dentistry. n.d.. The life of a tooth: A visual timeline. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, 1 v, (InfoBites).

Know Your Teeth
Academy of General Dentistry 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611-6660

Telephone: (888) 243-3368, ext. 5300
Fax: (312) 440-0559
E-mail: info@knowyourteeth.com
Website: http://knowyourteeth.com
Available from the website.

This timeline provides information on oral health and oral health care throughout life. Topics include developmental events, interaction with dentists, and oral hygiene.


Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2016. Summary report: 2016 synopses of state dental public health programs–Data for FY 2014–2015. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 14 pp.

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
3858 Cashill Boulevard
Reno, NV 89509

Telephone: (775) 626-5008
Fax: (775) 626-9268
E-mail: info@astdd.org
Website: http://www.astdd.org
Available from the website.

This report summarizes the results of a study examining the status of state oral health programs. Topics include demographic, infrastructure, work force, and administrative factors that impact state oral health programs, as well as services that states provide.


Tennessee Department of Health. 2016. Dental fact sheets. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, multiple items.

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section
710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: (615) 741-3111
E-mail: tn.health@tn.us
Website: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth
Available from the website.

These resources provide information about the importance of oral health and oral health care for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include dental caries and periodontal disease and prevention strategies such as dental sealants, fluoride, injury prevention, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Information about primary and permanent tooth eruption is also provided.


Wright JT, Crall JJ, Fontana M, Gillette J, Novy BB, Dhar V, Donly K, Hewlett ER, Quinonez, RB Chaffin J, Crespin M, Iafolla T, Siegal MD, Tampi MP, Graham L, Estrich C, Carrasco-Labra A. 2016. Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit- and fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Journal of the American Dental Association 147(8):672–682.

American Dental Association, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Website: http://ebd.ada.org
Available from the website.

This report presents findings from a systematic review and recommendations to address clinical questions related to the effect of pit- and fissure-sealant on preventing and arresting dental caries in children and adolescents. Additional topics include the efficacy of dental sealants compared with fluoride varnishes, and the relative merit of head-to-head comparisons of the different types of sealant material used on pits and fissures of occlusal surfaces.


MedlinePlus. 2016. Child dental health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov
Website: http://www.medlineplus.gov
Available from the website.

These resources for parents and other caregivers address oral health during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Topics include news, prevention, screening, diagnosis and symptoms, treatment, nutrition, and specific conditions and related issues. Multimedia tools (tutorials, videos, games); and other resources are presented. The content is available in Chinese (traditional), English, Hmong, Japanese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures. 2016. Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care [upd.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 pp.

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

Telephone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
Website: http://www.aap.org
Available from the website.

These guidelines for pediatricians represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures about the periodicity of health care services for all children. The guidelines emphasize the importance of continuity of care in comprehensive health supervision, including oral health supervision, and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.


Bertness J, Lowe E. 2016. Teaching and reinforcing the importance of oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, 1 video (58 min, 42 sec).

U.S. Office of Minority Health
The Tower Building 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852

Telephone: (240) 453-2882
Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883
Fax: (240) 453-2883
E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Website: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Available from the website.

This webinar, held on February 24, 2016, focuses on the importance of oral health and oral health care for all pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families and on the role of peer preconception educators and others in promoting best practices. Topics include National Children's Dental Health Month, dental caries, strategies for preventing and managing caries, and how to access information about partners and resources for promoting oral health on the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center website. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


American Dental Association. 2016. Mouth Healthy™ Kids. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, multiple items.

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.

These resources are designed to assist oral health professionals and teachers in educating children and students about good oral hygiene habits and the importance of oral health and oral health care. Contents include videos, games and quizzes, and activity sheets. Lesson plans for students in preschool through eighth grade with materials to support the lesson plans, information about careers in dentistry, and sample presentations are also included. The resources are available in English and Spanish.


Wyoming Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. State of Wyoming Marginal Dental Health Program. Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 4 pp.

Wyoming Department of Health, Oral Health Program
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 420
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-6921
Website: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/mch/oralhealth
Available from the website.

This form is designed to help families with low incomes understand and apply for oral health care benefits for their infant, child, or adolescent from birth to age 19 in Wyoming who is not covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program. Contents include a description of program eligibility and benefits, including information about co-payments and coverage for dental sealants.


Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. 2016. Dental check-ups: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for dental providers (rev.). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, 2 pp.

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Telephone: (651) 201-3760
E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us
Website: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc
Available from the website.

This fact sheet provides information for dentists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other trained clinical staff about their unique roles and responsibilities in supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. Contents include requirements for routine visits, recommendations for fluoride varnish applications (FVA) and training for performing the FVA procedure, and resources.


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