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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.


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]


Casamassimo P, Holt K, eds. 2016. Bright Futures: Oral health—Pocket guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 90 pp.

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 pocket guide offers health professionals an overview of preventive oral health supervision for five periods—pregnancy and postpartum, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The pocket guide is designed to help health professionals implement specific oral health guidelines during these periods. For each period, information about family preparation, risk assessment, interview questions, screening, examination, preventive procedures, anticipatory guidance, measurable outcomes, and referrals are discussed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


Holicky A. 2016. Florida's burden of oral disease surveillance report (upd.). Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 62 pp.

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724

Telephone: (850) 245-4333
Website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html
Available from the website.

This report summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Florida, highlights oral health disparities that exist for specific populations, and describes resources and programs for improving oral health. Topics include state and national objectives, the societal and economic impact of oral disease, risk and protective factors, work force capacity and diversity, and the use of oral health care.


Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. 2015. Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 165 pp.

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 360 South
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 350-2000
Fax: (202) 273-2452
E-mail: macpac@macpac.gov
Website: http://www.macpac.gov
Available from the website.

This report focuses on aspects of Medicaid's mission to ensure access to high-quality health services and the program's future as a major health care payer driving health system change toward value. Topics include using Medicaid supplemental payments to drive delivery-system reform, Medicaid coverage of dental benefits for adults, the intersection of Medicaid and child welfare, behavioral health in the Medicaid program, and the use of psychotropic medications among Medicaid beneficiaries.


Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program. [2014]. Oregon oral health surveillance system 2002–2014. Portland, OR: Oregon Health Authority, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, 7 pp.

Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program
800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 850
Portland, OR 97232

Telephone: (971) 673-0348
Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372
Fax: (971) 673-0240
E-mail: oral.health@state.or.us
Website: http://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/oralhealth/Pages/index.aspx
Available from the website.

This document provides data on key indicators of oral health in Oregon for the period 2002 through 2013. Contents include a description of each indicator and the source and frequency of data available by year. Topics include preventive oral health services for pregnant women, toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults. Data on work force, Medicaid, cancer, cleft lip/palate, and water fluoridation are included.


Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health. 2014. [Maternal and child health services administrative manual section 700]. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, 40 pp.

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health
Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Telephone: (800) 383-3826
Secondary Telephone: (800) 443-8336
Fax: (515) 725-1760
Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/family-health
Available from the website.

This document describes maternal and child health contract agency responsibilities for ensuring access to oral health services in Iowa. Topics include an overview of maternal and child oral health services and funding sources; a description of I-Smile™ Program requirements and strategies; oral health infrastructure building; population-based, enabling, and direct care services provided by agency staff; screening and risk assessment, including school-based screening; referrals; fluoride varnish, dental sealants, prophylaxes, and radiographs; oral-health-education guidelines; service documentation; Medicaid-billable services; and supervision of dental hygienists and dental treatment provided by dentists.


Clark MB, Douglass AB, Deutchman M, Douglass JM, Gonsalves W, Silk H, Tysinger JW, Wrightson AZ, Quinonez R, Dolce M, Bowser J. 2013–. Smiles for Life: A national oral health curriculum (3rd ed.). Leawood, KS: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Group on Oral Health, multiple items.

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 540
Leawood, KS 66211

Telephone: (913) 906-6000
Secondary Telephone: (800) 274-7928
Fax: (913) 906-6096
E-mail: stfmoffice@stfm.org
Website: http://www.stfm.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum for health professionals and educators comprises eight courses addressing oral health. Topics include the relationship between oral health and systemic health; caries risk assessment, fluoride varnish, and counseling; oral examination; acute dental problems; and oral health for children, adults, pregnant women, and older adults. Pocket cards and applications for handheld devices summarizing key point-of-care information on oral health for children and adults and dental emergencies are also available.


Washington State Health Care Authoritys. 2013. Medicaid provider guide: Dental-related services. [Olympia, WA]: Washington State Health Care Authority, 87 pp.

Washington State Health Care Authority, Medicaid
P.O. Box 45502
Olympia, WA 98504-2682

Telephone: (800) 562-3022
E-mail: ASKMEDICAID@hca.wa.gov
Website: http://www.hca.wa.gov
Available from the website.

This manual contains instructions for providers participating in Medicaid's oral health program in Washington. Topics include eligibility, coverage, authorization, and billing and claim forms. Fee schedules are also available.


Delta Dental; Wisconsin Dental Association; and University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. 2013. Treating tobacco use and dependence: A toolkit for dental office teams. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, 73 pp.

University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research & Intervention
1930 Monroe, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711

Telephone: (608) 262-8673
Fax: (608) 265-3102
Website: http://www.ctri.wisc.edu
Available from the website.

This toolkit for dental office staff focuses on integrating the U.S. Public Health Service recommended clinical practice guideline for treating tobacco use and dependence into standard office procedures. Contents include resources for implementing a brief intervention to help individuals who use tobacco quit. Topics include perceived barriers to tobacco treatment; tobacco dependence treatment roles for dental hygienists, dental assistants, and receptionists; medication resource materials for clinicians; consumer-education materials; and clinician reference materials.


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