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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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    Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services. 1996. School-based and school-linked public health dental sealant programs in the United States: 1992–1993. Columbus, OH: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 13 pp.

    Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program
    246 North High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Telephone: (614) 466-4180
    Fax: (614) 564-2421
    E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov
    Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx
    Available from the website.

    This report describes the methodology and findings from a survey of U.S. school-based and school-linked public health dental sealant programs. Topics include initiation, funding, personnel, targeting, barriers, sealant-application technique, productivity, and efficiency.

    Keywords: Oral health, Dental sealants, School based clinics, School health programs, School linked programs, Questionnaires, Surveys

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    U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. 1997. Accomack County School-Based Dental Program: Strategy transfer guide—Models that work. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, 29 pp.

    This guide is designed to help others replicate the strategies used by the Accomack County, Virginia, School-Based Dental Program, one of the 1996 Models That Work competition special honorees. The program provides restorative and preventive dental services, using a fully equipped dental trailer, to children who are eligible for Medicaid, are uninsured, or who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program in 13 county schools. The report describes the project, including the population served, project outcomes, community partnerships, the service delivery system, and the organizational structure. It also describes lessons learned, implementation of the model program, and funding and resource development.

    Keywords: Model programs, Models That Work, Public private partnerships, Health promotion, Underserved communities, Awards, Virginia, Oral health, School based clinics, Dental care, Mobile health units, Primary care

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    Connecticut Community Oral Health Systems Development Project. 1998. Developing community oral health care delivery systems: Meeting the unmet oral health needs of Connecticut—Conference proceedings. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Community Oral Health Project, 29 pp.

    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    P.O. Box 340308
    Hartford, CT 06134-0308

    Telephone: (860) 509-7382
    Fax: (860) 509-7853
    E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov
    Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601
    Available at no charge.

    These conference proceedings summarize the speeches and workshop conclusions regarding unmet oral health needs of persons in Connecticut and how to address those needs. Conference speakers presented a framework of collaboration for addressing the service needs of patients and then described several pilot programs that were school based, health center based, and hospital based, including a public-private partnership and a mobile dental van. Workshops focused on practical strategies to develop similar programs within the collaboration framework.

      Keywords: Collaboration, Interagency cooperation, School based clinics, Community based services, Hospital programs, Provider networks, Cultural factors, Culturally competent services, Dental care, Oral health, Conference proceedings, Health care systems, Pilot projects

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      Hayward K, ed. 1998. The Maine sealant manual: For school-based and school-linked dental sealant programs. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Human Services, 41 pp.

      Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program
      11 State House Station Key Plaza, Fifth Floor
      Augusta, ME 04333

      E-mail: judith.a.feinstein@maine.gov
      Website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/odh/
      $7.00.

      This manual is designed for use by school personnel and oral health personnel to develop and maintain school-based or school-linked dental sealant programs. The manual begins by explaining guidelines for selecting schools, certification requirements for oral health providers in Maine, and tooth-selection criteria. It continues with suggestions for public education about the program, staff training, necessary forms, and equipment and supplies. Sealant materials are discussed, and color photographs showing application techniques are included. Appendices contain Maine's liability statute for volunteer activities, recruitment and promotional materials, policy statements about infection control, and copies of 12 forms.

        Keywords: Oral health, School age children, Dental sealants, School based clinics, School linked programs, Guidelines, Maine

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        Rochester Oral Health Coalition for the Underserved. 2000. Progress report on goals, strategies and accomplishments. Rochester, NY: Rochester Oral Health Coalition for the Underserved, 22 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
        Single photocopies available at no charge.

        This report on the efforts of the Rochester Oral Health Coalition for the Underserved to enhance access and use of oral health services by disadvantaged vulnerable populations describes opportunities in three areas: (1) expansion of school-based dental services, (2) improvement in Rochester-area Child Health Plus/Medicaid dental reimbursement to encourage provider participation, and (3) recruitment and training of dentists who are willing to serve low-income children. Appendices include comparisons of Medicaid meetings in California, New Mexico, and Massachusetts; a report from the New York State Department of Health on improving the oral health of New Yorkers; a New York State Public Health Association position paper on oral health; and a paper on a school-based dental program.

          Keywords: Oral health, Regional programs, Public health dentistry, Pediatric dentistry, Dental clinics, Child health programs, School based clinics, Rural health, Medicaid, Access to health care

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          Dental Health Foundation. 2000. Evaluation report: An evaluation of the Children's Dental Health Initiative's school-based dental program. Sacramento, CA: Dental Health Foundation, 29 pp.

          Dental Health Foundation, Children's Dental Health Initiative
          520 Third Street, Suite 108
          Oakland , CA 94607

          Telephone: 510-663-3727
          Fax: 510-663-3733
          E-mail: info@tdhf.org
          Website: http://www.dentalhealthfoundation.org
          Available from the website.

          This report presents an evaluation of the school-based oral program in California, the Children's Dental Health Initiative. The program provided dental screenings that resulted in preventive oral health services, such as dental sealants and teeth cleanings, through the use of portable dental equipment. The report includes sections on the data collection methods used to evaluate the program, a description of the evaluation results, key findings and recommendations, a description of elements of and barriers to successful programs, and other factors to be considered.

          Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Access to health care, State programs, Program evaluation, School based clinics, California, Children, Parents, Families

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          Greiner M, Nickerson G, Rosenberg S. 2001. State policy context for school-based health centers: With special focus on development of mental and dental health services. Oakland, CA: Rosenberg and Associates, 15 pp.

          Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
          George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 2175 K Street, N.W., Suite 200, Room 213
          Washington, DC 20037

          Telephone: (202) 994-4895
          E-mail: chhcs@gwu.edu
          Website: http://www.healthinschools.org
          Available from the website.

          This memorandum describes financing and other state policy issues that confront staff and sponsors of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and highlights special issues that affect centers seeking to initiate dental services and expand existing mental health services. Topics include funding sources and other financial support for SBHCs, state regulating functions of SBHCs, Medicaid managed care issues, and implications of a state's policy environment on SBHC practice.

          Keywords: School based clinics, Financing, Dental care, Oral health, Mental health services, Medicaid, Medical records, State programs, Children, Adolescents

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          Arizona State Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2001. Arizona Dental Sealant Program: Provider manual—Policies and procedures for school-based providers. [Phoenix, AZ]: Arizona State Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 1 v.

          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 is intended as a guide and resource for oral health professionals using the school-based Arizona Dental Sealant Program and is designed to accompany annual in-service training sessions. Included in the manual are program policies and a procedural guide for all clinical aspects of this statewide program. Sections 1 and 2 describe the oral health professional's role in oral screening. Section 3 addresses team responsibilities for providing dental sealants. Sections 4, 5, and 6 include sample forms, information on policies and procedures, and other reference materials.

            Keywords: Oral health, Dental sealants, State programs, School based clinics, Dental clinics, Dental hygiene, Screening, Arizona, Training materials, Spanish language materials

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            Black Hawk County Health Department. 2001. Black Hawk County Health Department school-based dental sealant program. [Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County Health Department], 3 items.

            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 information package includes implementation materials for the school-based dental sealant program of Iowa's Black Hawk County Health Department. Materials include a parent consent form, a parent acknowledgment letter, and a dental sealant application/retention record.

              Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Dental sealants, School based dental clinics, Iowa, Local initiatives, Forms

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