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Murphy JE Jr. 1996. Mobile dentistry. Tulsa, OK: PennWell Publishing Company, 300 pp.

PennWell
1421 S. Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK 74112

Telephone: (800) 331-4463
Secondary Telephone: (918) 835-3161
E-mail: Headquarters@PennWell.com
Website: http://www.pennwell.com
$10.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-87814-468-4.

This book examines the need for and means to provide mobile dental services to institutional populations. It begins with an overview of mobile dentistry and the physical components essential to delivery of dental services. The second section discusses staffing and support components and includes chapters on the role of various staff of long-term care facilities in providing dental care. The third section explains techniques and systems to overcome barriers to care in nontraditional settings. The last section looks at mobile missionary programs. Appendices include a resource guide and an exposure control plan.

    Keywords: Oral health, Mobile health units, Dental care, Dentistry, Long term care, Caregivers, Barriers, Access to health care, Access to dental care

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    University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Department of Dental Practice. 1998. Overcoming obstacles to dental health: A training program for caregivers of people with disabilities (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Department of Dental Practice, 1 videotape (10 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch), 1 trainer's manual (20 pp), 2 workbooks (50 pp), 2 answer sheets with tests (7 pp), 1 brochure (10 pp).

    University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
    2155 Weber Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Telephone: (415) 929-6400
    Fax: (415) 929-6654
    Website: http://dental.pacific.edu
    $99.95 plus shipping and handling.

    This kit is intended to train caregivers to recognize and prevent oral diseases in individuals with special health care needs, to identify obstacles to oral health for a given individual, to use behavioral techniques to improve oral hygiene skills and independence, and to develop and carry out an oral health care plan. The kit contains a 10- minute videotape demonstrating oral health and behavioral techniques; a trainer's manual with instructions on how to use the materials; two workbooks with 11 chapters, review questions, and class and home exercises; and a 60-item pre- and post- training test to assess knowledge.

      Keywords: Oral health, Training materials, Special health care needs, Dental hygiene, Caregivers, Videotapes

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      Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. A healthy smile for your baby: Tips to keep your baby healthy. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 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 at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00289 (English), MCH00292 (Spanish).

      This brochure is designed to educate expecting and new parents about the importance of oral hygiene and oral care during infancy. Topics include caring for an infant’s gums and teeth, giving healthy foods, and getting a dental checkup by age 1. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

      Keywords: Oral health, Parents, Caregivers, Infant health promotion, Health education, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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      Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. A healthy smile for your young child: Tips to keep your child healthy. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 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 at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00290 (English), MCH00293 (Spanish).

      This brochure is designed to educate parents and other caregivers of young children about oral hygiene and oral care during early childhood. Topics include toothbrushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental checkups and treatment. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

      Keywords: Oral health, Parents, Caregivers, Early childhood development, Child health, Health education, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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