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Washington State Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Assessment. n.d. Maternal and child health data reports. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Assessment, multiple items.

Washington State Department of Health
P.O. Box 47890
Olympia, WA 98504-7890

Telephone: (800) 525-0127
Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov
Available from the website.

These resources for public health professionals address the health status of pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents in Washington State. Contents include county-specific population information as well as trend tables of pregnancy outcomes and infant and child mortality. Additional content includes topical graphs and charts that provide a snapshot of the maternal and child health population overall and by county age, gender, race, and ethnicity; maps of perinatal services and health provider shortage areas; and technical notes, MCH priorities, and national and state performance measures. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Maternal health, Child health, Health services, Data, State surveys, Washington, Pregnant women, Children, Adolescents

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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. n.d. Practical oral care for people with developmental disabilities. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, multiple items.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health 31 Center Drive, MSC2290 Building 31, Room 2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892

Telephone: (866) 232-4528
Fax: (301) 480-4098
E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov
Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

This series of publications is designed to equip oral health professionals with the information about oral health care for individuals with special health care needs. The publications provide background on developmental disabilities in general and address oral health problems commonly found in those with special health care needs. Strategies for care, covering topic such as mobility, neuromuscular problems, behavior problems, and sensory impairment are discussed in the context of the dental office. Individual booklets on oral health and autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and intellectual disability offer practical guidance on adapting standard practice to accommodate those with special health care needs. A guide for caregivers and one on safe wheelchair transfer are also provided.

Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Children with special health care needs, Adolescents with special health care needs, Autism, Adults, Developmental disabilities, Health care delivery, Continuing education

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Academy of General Dentistry. n.d. Your family's oral health. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, multiple items.

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.

These resources for families present information about oral health. Contents include a Dental Diary that can be personalized; a timeline showing how the teeth and mouth change throughout life; coloring pages. Topics include the importance of good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, choosing and finding a dentist, nutrition, and pregnancy and oral health.

Keywords: Oral health, Health promotion, Dental care, Consumer education, Children, Adolescents, Pregnant women, Families, Materials for children

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Kelly JE, Harvey CR. 1974. Decayed, missing, and filled teeth among youths 12-17 years: United States. Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 34 pp, (Vital and health statistics: Series 11, Data from the National Health Survey; no. 144).

National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Telephone: (301) 458-4000
Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-4636
Fax: (301) 458-4020
E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
Available from the website.

This document provides estimates of decayed, missing and filled permanent teeth among youths by age, race, sex, and selected demographic characteristics, with a brief discussion of prevailing trends.

Keywords: Dental caries, Adolescents, Statistics, Oral health, Health surveys

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Sanchez MJ. 1974. Periodontal disease among youths 12-17 years: United States. Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 28 pp, (Vital and health statistics: Series 11, Data from the National Health Survey; no. 141).

National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Telephone: (301) 458-4000
Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-4636
Fax: (301) 458-4020
E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
Available from the website.

This document provides estimates of the Periodontal Index (PI) for noninstutionalized youths aged 12-17 years in the United States by age, sex, race, family income, education of head of household, and geographic region, and a correlation analysis of the interrelatin of the PI and selected demographic characteristics.

Keywords: Periodontal diseases, Adolescents, Statistics, Oral health, Health surveys

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Sanchez MJ. 1975. Oral hygiene among youths 12-17 years: United States. Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 36 pp, (Vital and health statistics: Series 11, Data from the National Health Survey; no. 151).

National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Telephone: (301) 458-4000
Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-4636
Fax: (301) 458-4020
E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
Available from the website.

This document provides information on estimates of the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index (OHI-S) for noninstitutionalized youths aged 12-17 years in the United States, by age, sex, race, family income, education of head of household, and geographic region, and a correlation analysis ofthe interrelation of oral hygiene, periodontal disease, and selected demographic characteristics.

Keywords: Oral health, Dental hygiene, Adolescents, Health surveys, Health statistics

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1983. Dental sealants in the prevention of tooth decay. National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement Online 4(11).

National Institutes of Health, Consensus Development Program
Office of Medical Applications of Research (OMAR) 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892

Telephone: (301) 496-1144
Fax: (301) 402-0420
Website: http://consensus.nih.gov
Available from the website.

This resource summarizes a National Institute of Health-sponsored Consensus Development Conference held on December 5-7, 1983, to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and implementation of dental sealants. Topics include the use of fluorides, caries experience among children, and the need for sealants; sealant effectiveness; risks associated with the use of sealants; indications for using sealants in individual and community-based caries prevention programs; clinical procedures involved in successful sealant application and the training and education required; factors influencing the adoption and use of sealants for caries prevention; and research priorities for sealants and their implementation. Minority opinion and information about the panel participants, planning committee, and sponsors is included.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Oral health, Public policy, Federal government, Children, Adolescents

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Cristman Associates. 1992. A youth oral health needs assessment for the state of Nevada. Las Vegas, NV: Cristman Associates, 109 pp.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available on-site only.

This report contains the results of a Nevada survey of the oral health status and treatment needs of 764 randomly selected public school students in grades 1 and 6. In addition to information about children's oral hygiene habits, the report includes sections that discuss the use of dental sealants, fluoridation, health professional access issues, and public funding. The survey was conducted for the Nevada State Health Division.

    Keywords: Nevada, State surveys, Oral health, Children, Adolescents, Dental hygiene, Statistics, Needs assessment, Dental sealants, Dental care, Access to health care, Fluorides, Government financing

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    Feinson C, Solloway M. 1993. Oral health and primary care. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Child and Adolescent Health Policy Center, 36 pp.

    George Washington University, Center for Health Policy Research
    2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20006

    Telephone: (202) 994-4100
    Fax: (202) 994-4040
    E-mail: info@gwhealthpolicy.org
    Website: http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/institutescenters/center_for_health_services_research_and_policy.cfm
    Available at no charge.

    This report examines the relationship between oral health and policy factors relating to the development of public health procedures to improve oral health. The report includes an overview of the issue, presents background information on the epidemiology of oral diseases such as dental caries, considers the role of diet in oral diseases, and reviews the implications for children with special health needs. The report considers factors relating to public health policies such as access to care, funding, and dissemination of information, and examines methodologies for improving relationships between the medical and oral health professions. Also included are references and appendices containing standards and guidelines for the delivery of services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

      Keywords: Oral health, Dental caries, Adolescents, Children, Children with special health care needs, Diet, Tooth diseases, Early childhood caries, Diseases, Epidemiology, Prevention, Primary care, Public health services, Access to health care, Health promotion, Policy development, Standards, Health policy, Guidelines, Statistics

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      Feinson C, Solloway M. 1993. Oral health providers as primary care providers under EPSDT. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Child and Adolescent Health Policy Center, 27 pp.

      George Washington University, Center for Health Policy Research
      2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800
      Washington, DC 20006

      Telephone: (202) 994-4100
      Fax: (202) 994-4040
      E-mail: info@gwhealthpolicy.org
      Website: http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/institutescenters/center_for_health_services_research_and_policy.cfm
      Available at no charge.

      This report considers the effect of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Testing (EPSDT) program revisions on the provision of oral health care to children and adolescents covered by the program. The 1989 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA '89) included oral health professionals as primary health providers under the terms of the original program. The introduction reviews the background of the EPSDT program and the OBRA '89 changes. The report then considers the feasibility of using dentists and dental hygienists as primary care providers, reviews the advantages of doing so, and recommends policy changes to increase the role of oral health providers in primary care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

        Keywords: Children, Adolescents, Oral health, Access to health care, Health professionals, Dentists, Primary care, EPSDT, Public health, State MCH programs, Federal MCH programs, Policy development, Health policy, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989

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