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Health Games Research. n.d. Health games research database. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California, Santa Barbara, multiple items.

Health Games Research
University of California, Santa Barbara Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research 2201 North Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106+2150

Telephone: (805) 893-7787
Website: http://www.healthgamesresearch.org
Available from the website.

This database provides information and resources from a national research program designed to advance the quality and effectiveness of digital games intended to improve health. Content includes descriptions of organizations, games designed to teach children about oral health care, and a training simulation on decision making, diagnosis, and treatment protocols.

Keywords: Health behavior, Databases, Financing, Games, National programs, Research programs, Technology, Materials for children, Resources for professionals, Oral health, Children

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Delta Dental of Kansas. n.d. PANDA program. Wichita, KS: Delta Dental of Kansas, multiple items.

Delta Dental of Kansas
1619 N. Waterfront Parkway P.O. Box 789769
Wichita, KS 67278-9769

Telephone: (800) 733-5823
Secondary Telephone: (316) 264-1099
Fax: (316) 462-3393
E-mail: moreinfo@deltadentalks.com
Website: http://www.deltadentalks.com
Available from the website.

These resources are designed for dentists, dental hygienists, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, nurses, counselors, and other health professionals in Kansas. Resources include links to a list of state-mandated reporters and the Kansas Code for Care of Children, contact information for requesting a PANDA presentation or reporting child abuse and neglect, information on signs of abuse and neglect, and links to partner organizations of the Prevent Abuse Coalition of Kansas (PACK) and media releases. A toolkit containing a program fact sheet, indicators of child abuse and neglect, and a tip card is also available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Emotional abuse, Physical abuse, Child neglect, Resources for professionals, State initiatives, Kansas, Children

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Illinois State Dental Society . n.d. P.A.N.D.A. . [Springfield, IL]: Illinois State Dental Society , 2 items.

Illinois State Dental Society
1010 South Second Street, P.O. Box 376
Springfield, IL 62705

Telephone: (217) 525-1406
E-mail: info@isds.org
Website: http://www.isds.org
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect among oral health professionals in Illinois, to help them recognize it in their child clients, and to encourage them to report it. Contents include a hotline, trainer contact information, a newsletter article on the implications of family violence for clients and practices, and an office protocol for identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Child abuse, Child neglect, Maltreated children, Family violence, State programs, Illinois, Resources for professionals

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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://publichealth.gwu.edu/projects/center-health-policy-research
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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    Public Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, ed. 1994. A call to action: Shaping food choices for the nation. Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association, Alliance Program, 25 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 for loan.

    This manual highlights ways that American Dietetic Association members can help achieve the objectives of the Healthy People 2000 initiative. It includes a call to action, indicates the relevant sections of the objectives, provides a tracking and reporting system, and supplies forms to use with it. The manual highlights procedures for planning and evaluating progress toward the objectives and emphasizes coalition building.

      Keywords: Nutrition, Health promotion, Healthy People 2000, Resources for professionals

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      Bingham S (Comp.). 1995. Clinical specialties in dentistry: Desk reference. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Dental Services Branch, ca 400 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 for loan.

      This manual provides practical, state-of-the-science, clinical advice for general dentistry practitioners, particularly Indian Health Service tribal, and urban dentists. The manual is comprehensive, covering general dentistry as well as every area of specialized dentistry. Major sections of the manual include oral diagnosis and treatment planning; general dentistry; endodontics; oral surgery; pediatric dentistry; orthodontics; periodontics; removable prosthodontics; and fixed prosthodontics. In addition, the appendices contain sample forms for orthodontics, periodontics, and removable prosthodontics treatment.

        Keywords: Dentistry, Diagnostic tests, Oral surgery, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Public health dentistry, Dental clinics, Dentists, Oral health, Dental hygiene, Dental caries, Periodontitis, Periodontal diseases, Pediatric dentistry, American Indians, Resources for professionals, Manuals

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        Connecticut Department of Public Health and Connecticut State Dental Association . 1997. Expanding the dental practice through market diversification: Cultural diversity and health care access. [Hartford, CT]: Connecticut Department of Public Health and Connecticut State Dental Association, 5 items.

        This packet contains two pamphlets and one conference proceedings, plus an evaluation form and a return postcard. The pamphlets describe some history and culture of Hispanic Americans and African Americans. The proceedings give some statistics on diversity in the United States, and tips on understanding minority patients' attitudes towards health care and possible problems in understanding and following the doctor's or dentist's instructions.

          Keywords: Dentistry, Marketing, Resources for professionals, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Hispanic Americans, Blacks, Demography, Statistics, Oral health

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          Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 1999-. Oral health matters. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, quarterly.

          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 newsletter provides information on national, state, and local oral health activities as well as on educational materials and other resources. Contents include a message from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' (ASTDD's) president, executive director, and cooperative agreement manager; a partner, member, associate member, and state program snapshot; and summaries of ASTDD surveys and projects.

          Keywords: Oral health, Newsletters, Professional societies, Resources for professionals

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          U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and U.S. Health Care Financing Administration. 2000. Maternal and Child Health Conference Region IV: Building Partnerships to Improve Children's Access to Medicaid/CHIP Oral Health Services, March 3 and 4, 2000. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Department of Pediatric Dentistry; Baltimore, MD: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, 90 pp.

          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
          Manning Drive and Columbia Street, CB #7450
          Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450

          Telephone: (919) 537-3737
          Fax: (919) 966-7992
          Website: https://www.dentistry.unc.edu/academic/ade/ped
          Limited quantities available.

          This notebook for attendees is from the Maternal and Child Health Conference for Region IV, Building Partnerships to Improve Children's Access to Medicaid/CHIP Oral Health Services, held on March 3-4, 2000, in Cary, North Carolina. The notebook begins with the conference schedule and includes materials from all the presentations. Topics discussed include (1) access to dental care for children; (2) state programs to improve access to care in Indiana, Georgia, and North Carolina; (3) an overview of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), with an emphasis on North Carolina; (4) the role of various dental professionals in improving access to care; and (5) the role of public-private partnerships and litigation in improving access to care. Presentations on specific states include statistical information about poverty, racial factors, and the number of dental professionals providing care to Medicaid-enrolled children. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

            Keywords: State Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Oral health, Region IV, Access to health care, Children, Child health, State programs, Public private partnership, Collaboration, Conferences, North Carolina, Litigation, Indiana, Georgia, Dental care, Statistics, Dental professionals, Racial factors, Poverty, Dental caries, North Carolina, Trends

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            Valachovic RW, ed.; Haden NK, Sandmeyer MS, Weaver RG, Whittaker LP. 2000. Trends in dental education 2000: The past, present, and future of the dental profession and the people it serves. Washington, DC: American Association of Dental Schools, 25 pp.

            American Dental Education Association
            1400 K Street, N.W., Suite 1100
            Washington, DC 20005-2415

            Telephone: (202) 289-7201
            Fax: (202) 289-7204
            Website: http://www.adea.org
            $25.00, members; $50.00, nonmembers.

            This report highlights the trends that have shaped dental education and will continue to shape it in the future. Trends are surveyed in three major areas: among dental patients, among dental professionals, and among key elements of dental education. Data on trends are taken from numerous surveys performed by the publisher on dental education, salaries, student financial assistance, clinic fees and revenues, and faculty shortage. Trends are viewed over time and are benchmarked against societal trends. Extensive statistical data are presented in charts, graphs, tables, and maps throughout the report.

              Keywords: Oral health, Dental education, Professional education, Dental schools, Resources for professionals, Patients, Trends, Surveys, Statistics


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