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National Assembly on School-Based Health Care. 2016. National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Washington, DC: National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, annual.

School-Based Health Alliance
1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: (202) 638-5872
Secondary Telephone: (888) 286-8727
Fax: (202) 638-5879
E-mail: info@nasbhc.org
Website: http://www.sbh4all.org/
Available from the website.

This resource provides information and resources for promoting National School Based Health Care Awareness Month (February).


Hecht A, Buck S, Patel A. 2016. Water first: A toolkit for promoting water intake in community settings. Battle Creek, MI: W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2 items.

This guide is designed to help communities prevent obesity and dental caries and promote children's overall development by promoting drinking water as an alternative to sugary drinks such as soda and sports drinks. Contents include strategies for building a team and defining and spreading the message in child care facilities, clinics, parks, schools, and other community-based settings. A 2-page fact sheet is also available.


From the First Tooth. 2015. Starting a state pediatric oral health initiative: Step-by-step guide of lessons learned in four New England states. [Portland, ME]: From the First Tooth, 31 pp.

From the First Tooth
c/o MaineHealth 110 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101

Telephone: (207) 662-6296
E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org
Website: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org
Available from the website.

This document provides guidance for states on designing and implementing a program to train private medical practices, community health centers, and health professional schools to incorporate oral health assessments, health education, fluoride varnish application, and referrals into standard pediatric practice. Topics include program partners, financing, recruitment, training, adoption, sustainability, and measures. Additional topics include the importance of engaging future health professionals, educating consumers, and establishing a dental home. Recommendations are also provided. The appendices contain sample marketing materials, a letter of commitment, electronic health record screenshots, new hire training information, follow-up surveys, maintenance of certification guidelines, and an evaluation form.


TeethFirst!. 2014–. TeethFirst! campaign materials. [Providence, RI: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT; Rhode Island Oral Health Commission], multiple items.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

Telephone: (401) 351-9400
Fax: (401) 351-1758
E-mail: info@TeethFirstRI.org
Website: http://www.teethfirstri.org
Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

These resources are designed to help health professionals and community organizations increase awareness about the importance of the age one dental visit. Contents include a poster, brochures, activity sheets, and videos to share with patients and clients. Topics include oral health in infants, young children, and pregnant women; finding a dentist; dental insurance; and reimbursement. The materials are available in English and Spanish.


Alabama Department of Public Health. 2014. Put some brush and floss in your life today. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, 1 video (1 min), 4 posters.

Alabama Department of Public Health
RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Telephone: (334) 206-5300
Secondary Telephone: (800) ALA-1818
Website: http://www.adph.org
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help educate people in Alabama about the benefits of healthy teeth and gums. Contents include a video and four posters. Topics include the costs of untreated oral disease; the relationship between oral health and overall health; tooth decay in children; and the importance of toothbrushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups to maintaining good oral health.


American Dental Association. 2010. Raising the momentum through continuity of care: Finding dental homes for America's children—Symposium proceedings. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 82 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 report summarizes proceedings of a symposium held on July 22–23, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, to identify promising practices for community oral health programs. Contents include an overview of the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Oral Health Awareness and Education Literacy Program, a statistical analysis and overview of the 2010 GKAS Day data, and an overview of the 2010 GKAS grant recipients. Additional topics include the following: care continuity, the GKAS database, dental students as strategic partners, providing access to free health care and case management to children who are uninsured, creating and sustaining a safety net for school-age children, Medicaid, continuing education, volunteers, and increasing access to oral health care for vulnerable populations through community health workers.


Maryland Office of Oral Health, University of Maryland Dental School. 2010. Mighty tooth says: Seal away tooth decay!. [Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health].

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health
201 West Preston Street, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Telephone: (410) 767-5300
Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258
Fax: (410) 333-7392
E-mail: dhmh.oralhealth@maryland.gov
Website: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx
Available from the website.

These resources are aimed at increasing public demand for dental sealants in private and public dental offices and in school-based and school-linked programs. Topics include (1) what are dental sealants, (2) why get sealants, (3) what causes tooth decay, and (4) who should get sealants. Additional contents include a video, a letter about the campaign that was sent to oral health professionals, and links to other resources such as a booklet about dental sealants (in English and Spanish) and guides on finding oral health care. A report on the project findings is also available from the web site.


Cuevas S. 2002. Children's Dental Sealant Project (CDSP): [Final report]. San Ysidro, CA: San Ysidro Health Center, 65 pp, 1 CD-ROM.

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.

This final report presents the results of a 4-year project to provide a continuum of preventive oral health care services to children in five elementary schools in south suburban San Diego County, California, in collaboration with the San Diego County Smiles Program, an early childhood caries prevention program. Report sections include an overview of the purpose of the project, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, publications and products, dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow-up, and type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the project. Appendices include an example of the database used for tracking and evaluation, a sample letter to parents, policies and procedures, sample student records, a fourth-grade student record, a dental report card, a dental sealant flyer, a consent form, and a second-year follow-up consent form. Also included are printouts from a PowerPoint presentation outlining the program, sample flyers, and promotional items. The appendices are also provided on an enclosed CD-ROM. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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