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Taylor KM. 1963. Design for teaching dental health in Florida schools: A guide. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State Department of Education, 227 pp, (Florida State Department of Education, Bulletin 7).

Florida Heritage Collection
Florida Center for Library Automation 5830 N.W. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606

Telephone: (352) 392-9020
Fax: (352) 392-9185
E-mail: pcaplan@ufl.edu
Website: http://susdl.fcla.edu/fh
Available from the website.

This guide is for Florida schools to use as an instrument for helping faculties develop and improve their health education programs. It presents factual oral health information with correlated and articulated educational experiences designed to influence the attitudes, practices, and habits of children. The book discusses keys to oral health; tasks of the parent, school, teacher, oral health profession, and community; aims and objectives of oral health education; oral health information for the teacher; and instructional programs for elementary, junior, and high schools. A glossary, bibliography, and oral health education materials and teaching aids are provided in appendices.

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Youth, Parents, Dentists, Teachers, Health education, Schools, Florida

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Gagliardi L. 1998. Dental health education: Lesson planning and implementation. Stamford, CT: Appleton and Lange, 224 pp.

Appleton and Lange
Four Stamford Plaza, P. O. Box 120041
Stamford, CT 06912-0041

E-mail: customerservice@mcgraw-hill.com
Website: http://www.appletonlange.com
$24.95. Document Number: ISBN 0-8385-1574-6.

This book is written for the educators of elementary school-age children in preparing lesson plans and discussions about oral health. In the first section, topics include community and cultural issues, teaching techniques, and classroom presentation and management. Section two discusses planning and implementing an oral health lesson plan, including good dental habits involving fluoride, plaque control, toothbrushing, flossing, nutrition and healthy teeth, anti-tobacco lessons, visiting the dentist, and children with special needs. The third section provides information on creating a community outreach program through dental health fairs and parent education meetings. Section four gives hints to help integrate the oral health program into the academic curriculum and visual aid samples are provided. The book concludes with additional resources such as fact sheets (in English and Spanish), a vocabulary list, recommended titles for the classroom, a glossary, and a bibliography.

    Keywords: Oral health, School age children, Teachers, School health education, Elementary education, Curricula, Spanish language materials

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    Huntley B, Hagen J. 2004. Cavity free kids: Oral health curriculum for preschool children and their families [rev. ed.]. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, 348 pp.

    Washington Dental Service Foundation
    P.O. Box 75983
    Seattle, WA 98175-0983

    Telephone: (206) 528-2372
    E-mail: info@deltadentalwa.com
    Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
    Available in conjunction with train-the-trainer sessions only; host organization to assume printing costs.

    This curriculum includes information and activity suggestions for preschool teachers, family health advocates, oral health professionals, and nutrition coordinators to use in formulating sessions on the importance of oral health and proper oral health care. Sections cover why oral health is important, lessons to be used in the classroom and with families, implementing the curriculum, and important supplements. Topics include tooth cleaning, the importance of healthy teeth, and guidelines for home visitors and parent meetings. Five sample presentations and oral-health-training agendas and materials are included. The supplements section provides guest speaker guidelines, song lyrics, a book list, and additional resources. Handouts and other reproducible materials are included throughout. The curriculum is extensively illustrated, and some materials are available in English and Spanish.

    Keywords: Oral health, Curricula, Training materials, Teachers, Home health aides, Health education, Early childhood education, Spanish language materials


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