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American Dental Association. 1979-1999. Community preventive dentistry award compendium of winning entries 1979–1997. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 40 pp, plus addenda.

American Dental Association, Online Catalog
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (800) 947-4746
Fax: (312) 440-3542
Website: http://catalog.ada.org
Contact for cost information.

This booklet lists the program recipients of the Community Preventive Dentistry Award presented by the American Dental Association from 1979 to 1997. The booklet is supplemented by periodic addenda that list the awards for subsequent years. Entries include the name of the program recipient, the award presented, a brief description of each program, and the name of the person who submitted the entry. Entries in the booklet are organized topically within categories: early childhood caries; oral health for low-income communities; fluoridation; fluoride-rinse programs; oral cancer; oral health education programs for teachers, children, parents, and communities; Head Start; periodontal awareness for professionals; sealant programs; smokeless tobacco; and oral health for patients with special health care needs. Entries in the addenda are organized by the level of award conferred on the program.

    Keywords: Oral health, Health promotion, Community based services, Awards, Professional societies, Model programs, Disease prevention

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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://publichealth.gwu.edu/projects/center-health-policy-research
    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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      Niendorff W. 1994. The oral health of Native Americans: A summary of recent findings, trends, and regional differences. Albuquerque, NM: Indian Health Service, Headquarters West, Dental Field Support and Program Development Section, 60 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 chartbook includes information pertaining to the oral health and treatment needs of Native Americans. The chartbook describes some improvements that have already occurred and discusses existing problems and issues, including dental caries in the permanent teeth, dental caries in the primary teeth, periodontal disease, edentulism and tooth loss, other oral conditions, dental treatment needs, and oral health objectives for Native Americans. Extensive statistical information is presented in charts, figures, and tables throughout the chartbook. A reader evaluation and feedback form is also included.

        Keywords: Oral health, American Indians, Community health services, Dental care, Dental caries, Periodontal diseases, Health objectives, Needs assessment, Disease prevention

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        Carter NL. 1995. Seal America: The prevention invention. Cincinnati, OH: American Association of Community Dental Programs, 53 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 and accompanying videotape are designed for program planners to use in establishing a school-based dental sealant program. The manual presents a 10-step model that may be adapted to address varying community needs. Topics include defining the population to be served, gaining community support, staffing, purchasing equipment and supplies, funding, data collection and analysis, implementing the program, referral and follow-up, and program evaluation. The appendices contain federal recommendations, a policy statement, and a fact sheet on dental sealant use; guidelines for infection control; lists of portable dental equipment manufacturers and public health dental sealant programs; sample forms and a sample program brochure; and other resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

          Keywords: Oral health, Dental sealants, School health services, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Model programs

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          McCall M, Ayala V. 1995. [Special issue on oral health]. ASTHO School Health Report 2(4):1-8.

          Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
          2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450
          Arlington, VA 22202

          Telephone: (202) 371-9090
          Fax: (571) 527-3189
          Website: http://www.astho.org
          Single photocopies available at no charge.

          This issue of the ASTHO School Health Report describes oral health education and prevention programs at local, state, and national levels. Articles include reviews of school-based dental sealant programs, the provision of oral health services in school clinics, the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of fluoridation in drinking water, and a review of the Illinois oral health prevention program. A list of state health agency dental program directors is included.

            Keywords: Oral health, Fluorides, School health programs, School health services, School based clinics, Dental sealants, Tobacco, Smokeless tobacco, Flossing, Nutrition programs, Health education, Disease prevention

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            National Association of Community Health Centers. 1995. Prevention on a shoestring: Case studies of three health center programs. Washington, DC: National Association of Community Health Centers, 82 pp.

            National Association of Community Health Centers
            7501 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1100W
            Bethesda, MD 20814

            Telephone: (301) 347-0400
            Fax: (301) 347-0459
            E-mail: contact@nachc.com
            Website: http://www.nachc.com
            $6.00 members, $7.50 nonmembers includes shipping and handling. Document Number: PIC no. 010332.

            This report evaluates the design, implementation, and results of three small preventive health education demonstration grants awarded to community health centers. The study reviewed the Pike Market Medical Clinic Nutrition Intervention Program in Seattle, Washington; the Adolescent Periodontal Disease Prevention Program, a Colorado migrant health program; and "Great to Wait," the adolescent pregnancy prevention program operated by Health Care Partners of South Carolina. The latter program was based on the adolescent abstinence training program "Postponing Sexual Involvement," developed by Dr. Marion Howard at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, with additional information from "True Love Waits." The "Great to Wait" program targeted adolescents ages 11–14 in rural communities with a large African-American population. The report includes information on the design of each program, its organization and implementation, the outcomes, and the evaluation process. The report also includes examples of the training materials and evaluation instruments.

              Keywords: Preventive health services, Health education, Community health centers, Urban environment, Rural environment, Migrant health centers, Program evaluation, Case studies, Nutrition education, Periodontal disease, Adolescents, Oral health, Adolescent pregnancy, Prevention, Abstinence

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              Harrison RL. 1996. Preventing nursing caries: A culturally sensitive approach—A community-based oral health promotion project. Unpublished manuscript, 21 pp.

              University of British Columbia, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
              2151Wesbrook Mall
              Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3

              Telephone: 604.822.2112
              Secondary Telephone: 604-822-6886
              Fax: (604) 822-3562
              E-mail: vickybk@interchange.ubc.ca
              Website: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/
              Single copies available at no charge.

              This final report reviews and summarizes a community-based, culturally sensitive oral health project in Canim Lake, British Columbia. The project aimed to promote quality infant feeding and prevent early childhood caries in the Canim Lake Band, a Shuswap community of 500 members belonging to the First Nations group. The report summarizes the project and reviews the demonstration components (methodology, problems encountered, timetables), evaluation components (process, impact, and outcome), and project outcomes. Two of the projects implemented—a cradle loan project and construction of a smokehouse—were related to historical Shuswap traditions for comforting fussy babies. Appendices include a sample questionnaire and an evaluation form.

                Keywords: Early childhood caries, Oral health, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, American Indians, Minority health, Culturally competent services, Canada

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                Casamassimo P, ed. 1996. Bright Futures in practice: Oral health. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 130 pp, brochure (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
                $12.50, plus 7 percent shipping and handling except international orders. Document Number: BF0900-008.

                This guide is designed to help oral health professionals and others implement the oral health-related guidelines published in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. The oral health guide provides specific health promotion and disease prevention guidelines. Chapters cover oral health supervision guidelines, risk assessment, measurement of outcomes, steps to make oral health supervision accessible, and essentials of oral health. Appendices include a glossary, fluoride supplementation schedule, infection control references, resources, and a bibliography. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                  Keywords: Children, Infants, Young children, Adolescents, Developmental stages, Health supervision, Health promotion, Preventive health services, Guidelines, Manuals, Primary care, Oral health, Disease prevention

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                  Oral Health America, Children's Dental Center, Lennox School District, James A. Foshay Learning Center, Heal LA, and Americorps. [1996] (ca.). Highlights of a proposed dental sealant and education initiative. Inglewood, CA: Children's Dental Center, 12 pp.

                  Children's Dental Center
                  2680 S. White Road, #225
                  San Jose, CA 95148

                  Telephone: (406) 238-2847
                  Fax: (406) 238-2716
                  E-mail: ldaggett@tcdc.org
                  Website: www.toothfairycottage.com
                  Price unknown.

                  This report provides an overview of the Dental Sealant and Education Initiative proposed by the Children's Dental Center. The proposed initiative involves a highly collaborative and multifaceted effort to reduce the incidence of preventable dental disease in low-income school-age children in Southern California. The initiative would use proven technology to reduce tooth decay and would model cost-effectiveness by using a community-based mechanism for delivering the technology. The report addresses the initiative's goals, principles, and factors that would contribute to its success. An implementation schedule is included.

                    Keywords: Oral health, Child health, Prevention programs, Dental care, Dental sealants, Community based services, Initiatives, California, Guidelines

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                    Harrison RL. 1997. A culturally-specific oral health program for high risk Vietnamese children: A community-based dental health promotion project. Unpublished manuscript, 19 pp.

                    University of British Columbia, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
                    2151Wesbrook Mall
                    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3

                    Telephone: 604.822.2112
                    Secondary Telephone: 604-822-6886
                    Fax: (604) 822-3562
                    E-mail: vickybk@interchange.ubc.ca
                    Website: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/
                    Single copies available at no charge.

                    This final report summarizes and reviews a community-based oral health project involving the Vietnamese community of Vancouver, British Columbia. The project was designed to prevent tooth decay among the community's Vietnamese children, who are at high risk for early childhood caries. The report includes a brief summary of the project; demonstration components (methodology, problems encountered, timetables); significant findings; process, impact, and outcome evaluation components; and project outcomes. Specific projects involved individual counseling, an educational videotape for parents, and community outreach through presentations, print media, and radio interviews. Appendices include a follow-up survey and an evaluation questionnaire.

                      Keywords: Oral health, Prevention programs, High risk children, Asian Americans, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Minority health, Culturally competent services, Canada

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