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Rodgers T. 2010. 2010 oral health survey report: Infants and toddlers in Iowa's WIC program. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 5 pp.

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

Telephone: (515) 242-6383
Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
Fax: (515) 242-6384
Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/OHDS/OralHealth.aspx
Available from the website.

This report describes the process of screening children participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for oral health problems, as well as the results. The report describes screening objectives, the targeted population of children, and the state I-Smile program. It also provides conclusions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Young children, WIC program, Screening, Health status, State surveys, Iowa

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Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program. 2013. 2011-2012 Head Start oral health survey Nevada. Carson City, NV: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Initiative
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706

Telephone: (702) 774-2545
Website: http://health.nv.gov/CC_OralHealth.htm
Available from the website.

This report presents findings from an oral health survey of students in Head Start in Nevada. Topics include population estimates on four oral health indicators: untreated tooth decay, treated decay, dental caries experience, and early childhood caries. Estimates are also presented relative to Healthy People 2020 targets. Additional topics include demographics, affordability and accessibility of oral health care, and the relationship between body mass index and overall oral health. A summary of key findings is also available.

Keywords: Oral health, Child health, Young children, Head Start, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Dental care, Access to health care, Healthy People 2020, State surveys, Data, Nevada

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Ad Council and Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives. 2012-. 2MIN2X. Arlington, VA: Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives, multiple items.

Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives
Dental Trade Alliance 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22203

E-mail: contact@healthymouthshealthylives.org
Website: http://www.healthymouthshealthylives.org
Available from the website.

This resource aims to motivate parents to take action to reduce their child’s risk for oral disease. Contents include public service announcements (PSAs) featuring activities that children can do such as watching a video, singing, or playing a video game. The PSA's goal is to communicate the importance of brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time. The resource also provides information for parents on teaching children how to brush, visiting a dentist, flossing every day, and using fluoride. A weekly toothbrushing checklist and mobile app are included. Content is available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Parenting, Public awareness campaigns, Motivation, Health behavior, Health education, Public service announcements, Multimedia, Spanish language materials

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Center for Health Care Strategies. 2010. A "high-touch" approach to improving oral health for Newark children. [Hamilton, NJ]: Center for Health Care Strategies, 4 pp.

Center for Health Care Strategies
200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Telephone: (609) 528-8400
Fax: (609) 586-3679
E-mail: programs@chcs.org
Website: http://www.chcs.org
Available from the website.

This brief describes New Jersey’s Medicaid managed care program, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, which provides children from families with low incomes with oral health care as a covered benefit. Topics include program efforts to increase the number of preschool-age children who complete an annual dental visit in six cities (Atlantic City, Camden, Lakewood, New Brunswick, Newark, and Paterson) and to create a dental home for children enrolled in Head Start in Newark. Information on the program's successes and future challenges is also included.

Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Young children, Low income groups, Dental care, Medicaid managed care, Financing, Health services delivery, Program descriptions, State programs, New Jersey

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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2013, 2012. A healthy mouth for your baby. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 9 pp.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health 31 Center Drive, MSC2290 Building 31, Room 2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892

Telephone: (866) 232-4528
Fax: (301) 480-4098
E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov
Available at no charge; also available from the web site. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 13-2884 (English), 12-2884S (Spanish), 13-7340 (American Indians/Alaska Natives).

This brochure for parents and other caregivers discusses oral health in babies. Topics include the importance of primary teeth and the role of fluoride and oral hygiene in preventing tooth decay. Tips on checking and cleaning baby's teeth, feeding and nutrition, and the importance of having a dental visit by age 1 are also discussed. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. A brochure designed for American Indian and Alaska Native parents is also available.

Keywords: Oral health, Young children, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Fluorides, Dental hygiene, Infant nutrition, Dental care, Health promotion, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. A healthy smile for your baby: Tips to keep your baby healthy. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 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
Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00289 (English), MCH00292 (Spanish).

This brochure is designed to educate expecting and new parents about the importance of oral hygiene and oral care during infancy. Topics include caring for an infant’s gums and teeth, giving healthy foods, and getting a dental checkup by age 1. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Parents, Caregivers, Infant health promotion, Health education, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. A healthy smile for your young child: Tips to keep your child healthy. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 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
Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00290 (English), MCH00293 (Spanish).

This brochure is designed to educate parents and other caregivers of young children about oral hygiene and oral care during early childhood. Topics include toothbrushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental checkups and treatment. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Parents, Caregivers, Early childhood development, Child health, Health education, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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Oskouian R, Romano-Clarke G. 2013. A pediatric guide to children's oral health flip chart and reference guide (rev. ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, 4 items.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Telephone: (866) 843-2271
Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779
E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org
Website: http://www2.aap.org/oralhealth
$44.95, nonmembers; $39.95 for members; plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-824-8.

These resources feature pictures and speakers’ notes to help pediatricians counsel clients about oral health and fluoride varnish. The resources include a flip chart and a reference guide in English and Spanish, as well as a presentation. Topics include primary teeth, early childhood caries, feeding, nonnutritive sucking, fluoride modalities, toothbrushing, and flossing. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

    Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Child health, Parent education, Patient education, Dental hygiene, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Resources for professionals, Educational materials

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    Jokovic A, Locker D. 1998. A review of the strategies and programs for early childhood caries prevention [Final draft]. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, 16 pp, (Health measurement and epidemiology report; no. 116).

    University of Toronto, Community Dental Health Services Research Unit
    124 Edward Street
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1G6

    Telephone: (416) 979-4907 X4490
    Fax: (416) 979-4936
    E-mail: david.locker@utoronto.ca
    Website: http://www.utoronto.ca/dentistry/facultyresearch/dri.html
    Single copies available at no charge; limited quantities available.

    This report provides a systematic review of the interventions for early childhood caries prevention that are either implemented or being developed in the United States and Canada. Descriptions of these interventions and the studies conducted to evaluate their cost and overall effectiveness are included.

      Keywords: Oral health, United States, Canada, Dental caries, Early intervention, Evaluation, Cost effectiveness, Early childhood caries

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      American Academy of Pediatrics. n.d. AAP policy. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

      American Academy of Pediatrics
      141 Northwest Point Boulevard
      Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

      Telephone: (847) 434-4000
      Fax: (847) 434-8000
      Website: http://www.aap.org
      Available from the website.

      This resource contains policy-related documents from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Contents include policy statements, practice guidelines, technical reports, and affirmations of value.

      Keywords: Pediatric care, Pediatricians, Health policy, Guidelines, Best practices, Professional societies

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      American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. AAPD fast facts. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 42 pp.

      American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
      211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1700
      Chicago, IL 60611-2637

      Telephone: (312) 337-2169
      Fax: (312) 337-6329
      Website: http://www.aapd.org
      Available from the website.

      This press kit includes story ideas addressing common pediatric oral health issues. Topics include treating infants in the dental office, fluoride for infants, pacifier and thumb sucking, and how to select a pediatric dentist. Additional topics include cosmetic and restorative dentistry, behavior guidance, diet and oral health, dental sealants, risk assessment, oral health care for individuals with special health care needs, and sports safety and oral health emergencies.

      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Dental care, Prevention services, Mass media, Health promotion, Resources for professionals

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      American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 1999. ABC's of infant oral health care. [Chicago, IL]: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 9 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 on-site only.

      This information package contains materials to assist dentists and their staffs in educating parents about the value of early intervention to prevent infant oral health problems, especially early childhood caries. It includes a videotape to acquaint the dentist and staff with the concepts of early intervention and with the program, a packet of risk-assessment interview forms, a packet of parent information forms, a laminated patient education flip chart, an anticipatory guidance chart for infants and children from birth to age 3, a reference card, a tent card for the reception area, a poster, and a first oral health exam bookmark for parents.

        Keywords: Infant health, Oral health, Early childhood caries, Risk assessment, Dental hygiene, Videotapes, Audiovisual materials, Early intervention, Anticipatory guidance

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        University of Washington, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Client Services. 2001. ABCD: A manual for dental providers. [Seattle, WA]: Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program, 84 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 is for health professionals who wish to implement effective preventive and early intervention oral health therapies for infants and toddlers. It includes information on Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health, examination of infants and toddlers, family oral health education, prevention of oral disease, treatment guidelines for pre-cooperative children and pregnant women, restorative dentistry, initial assessment and management of infection and trauma, and how to make a referral. The appendices outline benefits, tips and information sources for the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program (ABCD) and also include handouts and brochures.

          Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Pediatric dentistry, Infants, Toddlers, Bright Futures, Dental education, Washington, State programs, Program descriptions, Manuals

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          Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, EPSDT Program. 2000. About baby bottle tooth decay. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 15 pp.

          Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
          201 West Preston Street
          Baltimore, MD 21201

          Telephone: (410) 767-6860
          Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464
          Website: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/
          Available at no charge.

          This booklet, which is geared toward parents, provides information about early childhood caries (ECC), also known as tooth decay. The booklet explains what ECC is and why it is important for parents to learn about it, its causes, and how to prevent it; discusses primary teeth and why they are important; and offers tips for weaning an infants from a bottle and keeping infants' teeth clean and healthy. Some of parents' most common questions are addressed, as well. The booklet is illustrated with line drawings. It is available in English and Spanish.

            Keywords: Early childhood caries, Oral health, Infant health, Parents, Bottle feeding, Prevention, Weaning, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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            Washington Department of Social and Health Services and Delta Dental Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2011-. Access to baby and child dentistry. [Seattle, WA]: Delta Dental Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items.

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

            Telephone: (206) 528-2372
            Fax:
            E-mail: info@deltadentalwa.com
            Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
            Available from the website.

            This resource provides information on the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program in Washington and discusses its focus on preventive and restorative oral health services for infants and children from birth to age 6 who are eligible for Medicaid, with emphasis on enrollment by age 1. The resource describes the purpose of the program and how it works; discusses partners and roles, services, and outcomes; and provides frequently asked questions.

            Keywords: Infant health, Child health, Young children, Dental care, Oral health, Health services delivery, Medicaid, Low income groups, Model programs, Washington

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            Spokane County Health District, Health Education/Health Promotion. [1995]. Access to Baby and Child Dentistry: Registration training manual. Spokane, WA: Spokane County Health District, Health Education/Health Promotion, 15 pp, (Spokane County Health District).

            Spokane Regional Health District, Health Education/Health Promotion
            1101 West College Avenue
            Spokane, WA 99201

            Telephone: (509) 324-1550
            Single copies available at no charge.

            This manual provides training for health professionals in the Spokane community who have clients who qualify for the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program. The ABCD program is designed to increase oral health access to children ages birth to 3 who live in Spokane County and receive medical assistance coupons. The manual describes the program, explains how to register a child, helps parents understand why a young child should see a dentist and how to prepare the child for a dental visit, and presents information about fluoride varnish.

              Keywords: Oral health, Fluorides, Dental care, Access to health care, Local MCH programs, Infants, Toddlers, Young children, Model programs, Washington, Manuals

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              American Dental Association. 2011. ADA caries risk assessment forms. [Chicago, IL]: American Dental Association, 3 items.

              American Dental Association
              211 East Chicago Avenue
              Chicago, IL 60611-2678

              Telephone: (312) 440-2500
              Fax: (312) 440-7494
              E-mail: info@ada.org
              Website: http://www.ada.org
              Available from the website.

              These instructions and risk-assessment forms assist health professionals in screening and in communicating with clients about dental caries. Forms are provided for infants and children from birth through age 6 and for children ages 6 and older. The instructions provide background information on the development of the forms; discuss factors associated with low, medium, and high levels of caries risk; and provide information about fluoride exposure, sugary or starchy foods and beverages, clients with special health care needs, and medications that reduce salivary flow.

              Keywords: Oral health, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Screening, Forms, Infants, Young children, Surveys

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              American Dental Association, Council on Scientific Affairs. 2013. ADA positions, policies, and statements. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, multiple items.

              American Dental Association
              211 East Chicago Avenue
              Chicago, IL 60611-2678

              Telephone: (312) 440-2500
              Fax: (312) 440-7494
              E-mail: info@ada.org
              Website: http://www.ada.org
              Available from the website.

              These documents present positions, policies, and statements of the American Dental Association. Topics include preventive treatment for infants and young children, child abuse and neglect, early childhood caries, dental benefit programs, legislation, National Children's Dental Health Month, oral health care for children with special health care needs, prevention and health education, substance use disorders, and dental school guidelines including guidelines for age 1 dental visits.

              Keywords: Oral health, Children, Dental care, Health policy, Professional societies

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              Loftus R, ed. 2011. Advancing the practice of dental disease management. Sacramento, CA: California Dental Association Foundation, 2 v.

              California Dental Association Foundation
              1201 K Street, Suite 1511
              Sacramento, CA 95814

              Telephone: (800) 232-7645, ext. 4916
              E-mail: foundationinfo@cda.org
              Website: http://www.cdafoundation.org
              Available from the website.

              This two-part series describes efforts to promote dental caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA). Part 1 focuses on validation of CAMBRA, new directions in the etiology of caries, keeping healthy teeth caries free, pediatric protocols, prevention-centered caries-management strategies during critical periods in early childhood, and motivational interviewing concepts. Part 2 features successful business models for implementing CAMBRA in private practice settings, bringing CAMBRA into federally qualified health centers, a reaction to CAMBRA and its effects on access to care, the business of prevention, the evolving role of insurance carriers in caries prevention in children, and federal policymaking in support of CAMBRA implementation.

              Keywords: Oral health, Children, Dental caries, Risk assessment, Disease management, Model programs, Research

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              Silverman J, Reggiardo P, Litch CS. 2012. An essential health benefit: General anesthesia for treatment of early childhood caries. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 20 pp, (Technical report 2-2012).

              American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center
              211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1700
              Chicago, IL 60611-2663

              Telephone: (312) 337-2169
              Secondary Telephone: (800) 544-2174
              Fax: (312) 337-6329
              E-mail: pohrpc@aapd.org
              Website: http://www.aapd.org/policy_center
              Available from the website.

              This report addresses the use of general anesthesia (GA) in providing medically necessary care for children. Topics include a description of GA and how the use of GA for dental restorations can improve a child’s quality of life, access to care, health behaviors, and health outcomes. Additional topics include cost considerations of GA, a rationale and justification for reimbursement of GA and related facility fee costs in benchmark medical plans, and policy implications.

              Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Children with special health care needs, Early childhood caries, Anesthesia, Patient care management

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              UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry. [2005]. An oral health tutorial providing a brief overview of early childhood caries for non-dental professionals. Pittsburgh, PA: UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry.

              LEND Center at the University of Pittsburgh
              Children's Hospital Office Building 3414 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor
              Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583

              Telephone: (412) 692-6538
              Secondary Telephone: (412) 692-6300
              Fax: (412) 692-7428
              E-mail: uclid@pitt.edu
              Contact E-mail: rob.oliver@chp.edu
              Website: http://www.uclid.org
              Available from the website.

              This tutorial is designed to help non-oral-health professionals who work with infants and young children, including those with special health care needs, identify early signs of early childhood caries (ECC), differentiate between ECC and other oral health problems, counsel families about prevention, and refer children with dental caries to a dentist.

              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Children with special health care needs, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Referral, Training, Continuing education, Distance education

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              Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2008. ASTDD basic screening survey for children planning and implementation packet (rev. ed.). Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD.

              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
              $10 (includes shipping and handling); manual and examiner training videos (English only) also available from the website.

              This packet (CD-ROM and DVD) provides information for planning and conducting an oral health screening of preschool- and school-age children. The CD-ROM contains a step-by-step guide for conducting the screening; a presentation and clinical photos for examiner training; Epi Info files for data entry and analysis; a screener reference guide; and guidance resources on Institutional Review Board review, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance, using the tool for oral health surveillance, and school-related disclosure policies (the National School Lunch Program, the Family Education Rights Privacy Act, and the Protection of Pupil Rights Act). The DVD contains examiner-training videos for oral health and non-oral-health professionals. The packet is available in English and Spanish. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

              Keywords: Oral health, Young children, School age children, Health screening, Needs assessment, Dental caries, Spanish language materials, Health surveys

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              [Arizona Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Family Health Services, Office of Oral Health Subcommittee]. 1991. Baby bottle tooth decay. [Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services], 11 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 booklet uses color photographs and drawings to inform parents about early childhood caries. The illustrations are accompanied by text indicating the major concepts related to the condition and its prevention. The booklet discusses symptoms, causal factors, preventive measures, and various techniques parents can use to help their children use a cup instead of a bottle. The booklet is available in English and Spanish.

                Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Early childhood caries, Educational materials, Materials for parents, Spanish language materials, Low literacy materials

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                Madison [Wisconsin] Department of Public Health. 2002. Baby bottle tooth decay "charcoal tooth". Madison, [WI]: Madison Department of Public Health, 15 pp.

                Madison Department of Public Health
                210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Rm. 507
                Madison, WI 53703

                Telephone: (608) 266-4821
                Fax: (608) 266-4858
                Website: http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/health/
                $35.00.

                This flip chart is culturally relevant to Hmong community members. It includes color photographs that illustrate the cause of early childhood caries and offer preventive strategies. Brief accompanying text is written in both English and Hmong.

                  Keywords: Dental caries, Oral health, Resources for professionals, Patient education materials, Non English language materials, Local initiatives, Early childhood caries

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                  Ripa LW. 1988. Baby bottle tooth decay (nursing caries): A comprehensive review. Washington, DC: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 13 pp.

                  National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
                  4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300
                  Alexandria, VA 22302

                  Telephone: (703) 837-4792
                  Contact Phone: (703) 836-5110
                  Fax: (703) 664-0485
                  E-mail: info@hmhb.org
                  Website: http://www.hmhb.org
                  Price unknown.

                  This report describes the clinical appearance of nursing caries, and gives an explanation of the caries pattern, its etiology, prevalence, prevention, and treatment. A summary, recommendations, and references are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                    Keywords: Early childhood caries, Oral health, Infant health, Dental caries, Dental care

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                    Bruerd B. 1991. Baby bottle tooth decay prevention project: 1990 five-year evaluation report. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, 119 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
                    Contact for cost information.

                    This report describes a 5-year experimental program, implemented in 12 Native American communities, aimed at preventing early childhood caries. The program was a cooperative effort by the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families; Head Start Bureau; Indian Health Service's Dental Program; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Dental Disease Prevention Activity. The document presents an evaluation of the project, a discussion of the transferability of this program to other high-risk populations, and a discussion of the program as a model for planning. The project prepared three manuals that are included in the report: an organizer's manual, a training manual, and a trainer's manual.

                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Early childhood caries, Prevention, American Indians, Head Start

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                      American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 1999. Baby bottle tooth decay slide presentation for WIC groups. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 23 slides, 6 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 on-site only.

                      This script and set of slides on early childhood caries (ECC) is to be used in a presentation to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) staff who provide nutrition counseling and education. The presentation helps staff recognize ECC and discusses how to prevent it. The staff can then educate parents and provide nutrition counseling.

                        Keywords: Early childhood caries, Oral health, Infants, Training, Audiovisual materials, Slides, Prevention, Dental caries, Nutrition counseling, WIC Program

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                        Florida Dental Association. 1990. Baby bottle/nursing decay: Awareness information. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Dental Association, 1 p.

                        Florida Dental Association
                        1111 East Tennessee Street
                        Tallahassee, FL 32308-6914

                        Telephone: (800) 877-9922
                        Secondary Telephone: (850) 681-3629
                        Fax: (850) 561-0504
                        E-mail: fda@floridadental.org
                        Website: http://www.floridadental.org
                        Price unknown.

                        This small poster shows pictures of healthy teeth, teeth at the early stage of decay, and teeth at the advanced stage of decay. The text explains steps that can be taken to prevent early childhood caries.

                          Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention

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                          Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Community and Family Health Services, Office of Oral Health. [1998]. [Baby health tip cards: Early childhood caries intervention education]. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 6 cards (4 x 6 inches).

                          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.

                          These tip cards for infant and child health are part of an early childhood caries intervention program in Arizona. The cards are designed for use with clients in a series of health education visits or for conveying prevention messages that stand alone. Each of the six cards in the set addresses a different aspect of infant oral health: what causes early childhood caries, what early childhood caries causes in turn, how to bottlefeed a baby, when a baby can use a cup, when a baby should give up the bottle, and what the white spots on a child's teeth mean. This health information is age appropriate and culturally representative. The cards are available in both English and Spanish.

                            Keywords: Infant health promotion, Early childhood caries, Dental caries, Spanish language materials, Bottle feeding, Infant feeding, Oral health

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                            University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP). [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, 1 v.

                            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
                            Contact for cost.

                            These resources for oral health professionals and trainees focus on developing skills for interviewing caregivers, examining infants and toddlers, and educating caregivers on oral-health-related issues. Contents include a DVD and written outline, a guide to early childhood development and its implications for pediatric oral health care, a flip chart to help educate caregivers in the dental office (in English and Spanish), a form for new client encounters, a resource list for the oral health team and caregivers, and information on an optional 2-hour continuing oral-health-education credit offered through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

                            Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Prevention programs, Dental education, Continuing education, Spanish language materials

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                            University of Toronto, Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry. [2005]. Baby oral health: Pregnancy through childhood. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry.

                            University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
                            124 Edward Street
                            Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1G6

                            Telephone: (416) 979-4900
                            Fax: (416) 979-4768
                            E-mail: g.kulkarni@utoronto.ca
                            Website: http://www.utoronto.ca/dentistry
                            $25 plus shipping and handling (Canadian; VHS/DVD-ROM); also available from the website.

                            This video answers questions commonly asked by new parents and other caregivers of young children about oral health. Topics include (1) the role of a healthy pregnancy on primary tooth development, (2) developmental stages, (3) nutrition, (4) oral hygiene, (5) fluoride, (6) oral bacteria, (7) feeding infants at night, (8) tooth decay, (9) oral habits, (10) injury prevention, (11) the first oral health visit and (12) the importance of regular oral health visits. The content is available in streaming video, VHS, or DVD formats.

                            Keywords: Oral health, Pediatric dentistry, Infants, Young children, Early childhood caries, Pregnancy, Disease prevention, Audiovisual materials, DVDs, Consumer education materials

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                            New York State Department of Health. 2009. Baby teeth are important. [Albany, NY]: New York State Department of Health, 1 p.

                            New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Dental Health
                            Corning Tower Building, Room 542 Empire State Plaza
                            Albany, NY 12237

                            Telephone: (518) 474-1961
                            Fax: (518) 474-8985
                            E-mail: oralhealth@health.state.ny.us
                            Website: http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/dental
                            Available from the website.

                            This poster provides reminders about why healthy primary teeth are important to children's health and development. The poster, which is part of a media campaign to inform parents in New York State, is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                            Keywords: Oral health, Infant health, Child health, Child development, New York, Parent education, Posters, Spanish language materials, Children

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                            Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies. 1997. Baby teeth II: The first dental visit with Sam Smile. Edmonds, WA: Washington Association of WIC Agencies, 1 videotape (10:30 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch).

                            Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies
                            102 N Street, NE
                            Auburn, WA 98002

                            Telephone: (206) 450-6139
                            Fax: (866) 538-4635
                            E-mail: carrie@walwica.org
                            $35.00 includes shipping and handling, discounts available for bulk orders.

                            This health education videotape prepares parents for their child's first dental visit. Sam Smile, Tooth Detective, uncovers the key facts that make the first dental visit a success. The videotape shows parents what will happen during the first dental appointment and answers questions about how to find a dentist, when to take their child for a first visit, how to make a first dental appointment, and how to care for their infant's teeth.

                              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Dental care, Consumer education materials, Videotapes, Audiovisual materials

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                              Wisconsin Dental Association. 2011. Baby teeth matter. West Allis, WI: Wisconsin Dental Association, multiple items.

                              Wisconsin Dental Association
                              6737 West Washington Street, Suite 2360
                              West Allis, WI 53214

                              Telephone: (414) 276-4520
                              Fax: (414) 276-8431
                              Website: http://www.wda.org
                              Available from the website.

                              These public-awareness campaign resources promote early childhood oral health messages. Components include television spots highlighting the importance of good oral health to overall well-being in infants and young children. Additional components include tips on preventing dental caries, the importance of a healthy diet, and the benefits of fluoride. Also included are educational videos on early childhood caries, why a mother’s oral health is important, pacifiers, causes of caries, how to brush a young child’s teeth, and oral hygiene tips. Information about campaign licensing options for state dental associations is available from the website.

                              Keywords: Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Infant health, Child health, Dental care, Preventive health services, Wisconsin, Educational materials, Multimedia, Infants, Children

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                              Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies. 1995. Baby teeth: Love 'em and lose 'em. Edmonds, WA: Washington Association of WIC Agencies, 1 videotape (16:44 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch).

                              Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies
                              102 N Street, NE
                              Auburn, WA 98002

                              Telephone: (206) 450-6139
                              Fax: (866) 538-4635
                              E-mail: carrie@walwica.org
                              $10.00 includes shipping and handling; discounts available for bulk orders.

                              This humorous health education videotape is produced in a nightly news format, with children acting as reporters for the Baby News Network. One reporter, Sam Smile, outlines the do's and don'ts of early oral hygiene and care, giving special attention to the importance of weaning young children from bottle feeding. Infants cutting their first teeth provide commentary on the importance of primary teeth in early childhood development and later oral health. The videotape also outlines the role that parents play in setting good examples of oral hygiene. It is available in English- and Spanish-language versions, which feature the same message but different actors.

                                Keywords: Videotapes, Audiovisual materials, Children, Dental care, Oral health, Health education, Dentists, Spanish language materials, Teething, Dental hygiene, Early childhood caries, Bottle feeding, Early childhood development, Infants

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                                Grover J, and Health Education Partners. [2007]. Baby those baby teeth. Jackson, MI: Health Education Partners, 1 DVD (8 min).

                                Health Education Partners
                                1717 Maybrook
                                Jackson, MI 49203

                                $30.00, includes shipping and handling; also available for loan from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

                                This DVD for parents addresses oral health care for infants and very young children. Topics include cleaning the teeth and gums, the first dental visit, toothbrushing, and the role of fluoride in preventing tooth decay.

                                  Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Health promotion, Dental care, Dental hygiene, DVDs, Audiovisual materials

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                                  Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, ADA Foundation, and Channel 2 News. [2007]. Baby your baby, Mind your mouth, See your dentist. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health.

                                  Utah Department of Health, Baby Your Baby Program
                                  P.O. Box 142106 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106

                                  Telephone: 800-826-9662
                                  Website: http://www.babyyourbaby.org
                                  Available from the website.

                                  This digital videorecording focuses on the importance of an infant's first visit to the dentist. The videorecording was developed as a collaborative project of Utah's Baby Your Baby and Mind Your Mouth public-awareness campaigns for pregnant and parenting women. Information is presented on how dentists can help parents develop healthy oral habits for their infant.

                                  Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Dental care, Public awareness campaigns, Videotapes

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                                  National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2005. Baby your oral health: What you need to know about oral health and pregnancy. [Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition], 6 pp, (Fast facts for families).

                                  National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
                                  4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300
                                  Alexandria, VA 22302

                                  Telephone: (703) 837-4792
                                  Fax: (703) 664-0485
                                  E-mail: info@hmhb.org
                                  Website: http://www.hmhb.org
                                  Available from the website.

                                  This brochure discusses the importance of good oral health during pregnancy. Topics include the effects of poor oral health and periodontal disease on the risk for premature birth or low birthweight infants, visiting the dentist while pregnant, risks associated with having dental work performed during pregnancy, and oral health tips. Internet resources are provided along with brief facts about periodontal disease during pregnancy and risks to the fetus.

                                  Keywords: Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Periodontal diseases, Risk factors, Premature infants, Low birthweight, Pregnancy outcome, Educational materials, Infants, Pregnant women

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                                  Universal Health Communications. 1990. Bright from the start: A story about baby bottle tooth decay. Washington, DC: Universal Health Communications, 1 videotape (VHS 1/2 inch, 11:31 minutes).

                                  Universal Health Communications
                                  Colonial Center, Suite 202, 1200 South Federal Highway
                                  Boynton Beach, FL 33435

                                  Telephone: (561) 731-5881
                                  Fax: (561) 731-5877
                                  Website: http://uhci.com
                                  $49.00.

                                  This videotape, available in Spanish and English, focuses on the awareness and prevention of early childhood caries. The English version runs for 11:31 minutes, and the Spanish version runs for 13 minutes. It was funded by Region IX of the Public Health Service.

                                    Keywords: Early childhood caries, Infant health, Oral health, Dental caries, Audiovisual materials, Videotapes, Spanish language materials

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                                    Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2007. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents (3rd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 616 pp.

                                    American Academy of Pediatrics
                                    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
                                    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

                                    Telephone: (847) 434-4000
                                    Fax: (847) 434-8000
                                    Website: http://www.aap.org
                                    $54.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-5110-223-9.

                                    These Bright Futures guidelines provide health professionals and families with practical information, effective preventive techniques, and health promotion materials. They are designed to help health professionals organize their practices to meet their patients' needs. The guidelines begin with a brief description of the Bright Futures program and an introduction to Bright Future themes, such as promoting family support, child development, mental health, and healthy weight. The next major section of the guidelines cover Bright Futures visits by age range (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence). Appendices include (1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts, (2) World Health Organization child growth standard charts, and (3) recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                    Keywords: Child health, Infant health, Adolescent health, Health promotion, Prevention, Families, Infant development, Child development, Adolescent development, Mental health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Weight management, Oral health, Sexuality, Safety, Injury prevention, Communities, Guidelines

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                                    Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2008. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents pocket guide (3rd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 65 pp.

                                    American Academy of Pediatrics
                                    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
                                    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

                                    Telephone: (847) 434-4000
                                    Fax: (847) 434-8000
                                    Website: http://www.aap.org
                                    $14.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-58110-224-0; ISBN (13) 978-1-58110-224-6.

                                    This pocket guide summarizes information presented in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infant, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd. ed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                    Keywords: Child health, Infant health, Adolescent health, Health promotion, Health supervision, Prevention, Families, Infant development, Child development, Adolescent development, Mental health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Weight management, Oral health, Sexuality, Safety, Injury prevention, Communities, Guidelines

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                                    Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2005. Bright Smiles for Babies: Virginia Oral Health Partnership for Children. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental 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 notebook contains training materials for the Early Oral Screening and Fluoride Varnish program for infants and children ages 3 and under. Contents include program guidelines, a health professional pre- and post-test, program forms, a supply list, caregiver educational materials, and a CD-ROM that reviews the steps for staff training and implementation of the program in the dental practice. Printed resources are divided into the following categories: health professional questionnaire, printed slides, oral health assessment, required questionnaires, fluoride varnish application, and client and caregiver information. Some materials are available in English and Spanish.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Screening, Fluorides, Training materials, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

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                                    National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. [2006]. Brush for two ... for baby and you. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 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
                                    Single copies available at no charge.

                                    This brochure describes the importance of proper oral health during pregnancy, the risks that gum disease can pose to both a pregnant woman and her developing infant, and how gum disease may contribute to premature delivery or low birthweight. The brochure provides advice on nutrition, oral hygiene, vaccination, use of multivitamins, avoiding smoking and alcohol use, exercise, and the use of seatbelts. Also discussed are the importance of seeing an oral health professional before and during pregnancy and how pregnancy can affect the teeth and gums.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Pregnancy, Periodontal disease, Gingivitis, Dental hygiene, Prenatal care, Nutrition, Women's health, Educational materials

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                                    Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties. [2011]. Brush for you and your baby's good health! What you need to know about oral health. Bartow, FL: Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties, 2 pp.

                                    Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties
                                    650 East Davidson Street
                                    Bartow, FL 33830

                                    Telephone: (863) 534-9224
                                    Website: http://www.healthystarthhp.org
                                    Available from the website.

                                    This brochure for pregnant women and new mothers addresses oral health during pregnancy and infancy. Topics include the importance of regular toothbrushing and flossing, a healthy diet and nutrition, and smoking cessation. The brochure also addresses X-rays, bleeding gums, nausea, and oral emergencies during pregnancy. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Infant health, Perinatal health, Dental hygiene, Dental care, Educational materials, Spanish language materials, Infants

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                                    University of Washington, School of Dentistry. [1997] (ca.). Brushing baby teeth daily: Teaching the cleaning of erupting teeth. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, School of Dentistry, 1 videotape (4:25 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch).

                                    University of Washington School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education
                                    P.O. Box 357137
                                    Seattle, WA 98795-7137

                                    Telephone: (206) 543-5448
                                    Secondary Telephone: (866) 791-1278
                                    Fax: (206) 543-6465
                                    E-mail: cde@dental.washington.edu
                                    Website: http://dental.washington.edu/cde/current-course-listings.html
                                    $19.00 first videotape/DVD; $14.00 each additional tape/DVD plus shipping and handling (Washington State residents add 9.5% sales tax).

                                    This videotape/DVD presents techniques for cleaning an infant's teeth. It shows methods and positions for best results. The intended audience is parents or caregivers. Available in English, Spanish, and Russian.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Dental hygiene, Non English language materials, Spanish language materials, Audiovisual materials, Videotapes, DVDs

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                                    Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program with Community Coalition for Oral Health. 2008. Caries risk assessment screening [tool]. [Carson City, NV]: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program, 1 p.

                                    Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Initiative
                                    4150 Technology Way
                                    Carson City, NV 89706

                                    Telephone: (702) 774-2545
                                    Website: http://health.nv.gov/CC_OralHealth.htm
                                    Available from the website.

                                    This parent questionnaire was developed for use by Early Head Start and Head Start program staff in assessing a child's level of risk for dental caries. The tool is available in English and Spanish.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Screening, Early childhood caries, Spanish language materials, Questionnaires, Children

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                                    Byrum L. [2004]. Cavity free in Tennessee: Early childhood caries prevention—A fluoride varnish program for public health nurses. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 4 pp.

                                    Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section
                                    Cordell Hull Building, Ground Floor 425 Fifth Avenue, North
                                    Nashville, TN 37243

                                    Telephone: (615) 741-8618
                                    Secondary Telephone: (615) 741-3111
                                    E-mail: TN.health@state.tn.us
                                    Website: http://health.state.tn.us/oralhealth
                                    Available from the website.

                                    This resource provides an overview of Tennessee's early childhood caries (ECC) prevention program for public health nurses. The program targets regular Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment visits with children at risk for ECC and is available to children and adolescents in all rural regions of Tennessee. The visits provide an opportunity for children to receive screenings, the application of fluoride varnish, and early dental referrals.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Public health nurses, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Protocols, State programs, Tennessee, EPSDT, Supervision

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                                    Huntley B, Hagen J. 2004. Cavity free kids: An early start—Oral health education for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers [rev. ed.]. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, 2 items; 117 pp, 1 CD-ROM.

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

                                    Telephone: (206) 528-2372
                                    Fax:
                                    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 Head Start family health advocates, health and nutrition coordinators, and directors to use in formulating sessions on the importance of oral health and good oral health care for pregnant women, infants, and young children. Sections include (1) getting started (2) essential information for parents, (3) references for teachers and parent educators, (4) the tooth kit, (5) training guide, (6) a training agenda, (7) oral health training, (8) training aids, and (9) resources. The resources section provides sources for supplies and materials, song lyrics, a book list, and references. Handouts and other reproducible materials are included throughout. The curriculum is extensively illustrated, and some materials are available in English and Spanish. A CD-ROM of the curriculum is provided, along with presentation materials and downloadable materials available as PDF files.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Curricula, Pregnant women, Young children, Dental care, Parent education, CD-ROMs, Spanish language materials

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                                    California Dental Association Foundation. [2010]. Cavity keep away. Sacramento, CA: California Dental Association Foundation, 2 items.

                                    California Dental Association Foundation
                                    1201 K Street, Suite 1511
                                    Sacramento, CA 95814

                                    Telephone: (800) 232-7645, ext. 4916
                                    E-mail: foundationinfo@cda.org
                                    Website: http://www.cdafoundation.org
                                    Available from the website.

                                    This brochure and poster contain messages about the importance and safety of oral health care during pregnancy and infancy. The materials explain how mothers can avoid passing to their infants the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

                                    Keywords: Oral health, Dental hygiene, Pregnant women, Infants, Educational materials, Brochures, Posters, Spanish language materials

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                                    Pennsylvania Department of Health. 2008. Children's dental passport. [Harrisburg, PA]: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 2 pp.

                                    Pennsylvania Department of Health
                                    Health and Welfare Building 625 Forster Street, Eighth Floor West
                                    Harrisburg, PA 17120

                                    Telephone: (877) 724-3258
                                    Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/department_of_health_home/17457
                                    Available from the website.

                                    This brochure offers parents tips on dental hygiene for infants and young children including gum and tooth care. Information on bottles and cups, pacifiers is also included. The brochure also contains a chart for tracking dental visits and concerns.

                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Dental care, Educational materials

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                                      Cleft Palate Foundation. 1998. Cleft lip and cleft palate: The first four years (rev. ed.). Chapel Hill, NC: Cleft Palate Foundation, 24 pp.

                                      Cleft Palate Foundation
                                      1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102
                                      Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820

                                      Telephone: (800) 242-5338
                                      Secondary Telephone: (919) 933-9044
                                      Fax: (919) 933-9604
                                      E-mail: info@cleftline.org
                                      Website: http://www.cleftline.org
                                      Price unknown.

                                      The purpose of this booklet is to provide answers for the questions of parents about what can be done to help their baby with a cleft and lessen parental concerns about the future. The information has been prepared by health care professionals who are members of the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association and by lay persons who are members of parent-patient support groups. Much of the information in this booklet is based on interactions with parents. The information in the booklet will help parents know how to care for their their baby and is presented in the general order in which parents may need to cope with various situations. A glossary at the end of the booklet defines certain words parents may read or hear. Words in the glossary are bolded when they first appear in the booklet.

                                        Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Parent education

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                                        Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Program. 2012. Colorado TOHSS final report. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 282 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 from the website.

                                        This final report describes a Colorado oral health project to increase the number of children with a dental home by addressing three areas: (1) increasing the number of dental visits by age 1 for children at highest risk for oral disease, (2) improving access to oral health services for children with special health care needs through the medical home approach, and (3) expanding access to restorative care through school-based dental sealant programs. Contents include a summary of each goal, with activities listed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                        Keywords: Oral health, Young children, School age children, Children with special health care needs, Access to health care, Medical home, State initiatives, Colorado, Final reports

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                                        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. Definitions, oral health policies, and clinical guidelines. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, multiple items.

                                        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
                                        211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1700
                                        Chicago, IL 60611-2637

                                        Telephone: (312) 337-2169
                                        Fax: (312) 337-6329
                                        Website: http://www.aapd.org
                                        Available from the website.

                                        This resource comprises definitions, policies, and clinical guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Definitions include dental home and special health care needs. Recently revised policies and guidelines address topics such as the use of fluoride, prevention of sports-related orofacial injuries, model dental benefits, the role of pediatric dentists as primary care providers, periodicity of services, caries-risk assessment and management, and management of acute dental trauma.

                                        Keywords: Oral health, Perinatal health, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Children with special health care needs, Dental care, Pediatric dentistry, Guidelines, Health policy, Professional societies

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                                        Hunt K, Manter M. 2010. Early childhood and oral health: A resource for home visitors. Lawrence, KS: Kansas Head Start Association, 1 v plus multiple items.

                                        Oral Health Kansas
                                        800 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1120
                                        Topeka, KS 66612

                                        Telephone: (785-235-6039
                                        Fax: (785) 235-6039
                                        E-mail: ohks@OralHealthKansas.org
                                        Website: http://www.oralhealthkansas.org
                                        Contact for cost information (training modules); handouts available at no charge from the website.

                                        This resource contains modules for educating parents and other caregivers of young children about oral health during home visits. Topics include oral health and infancy, the importance of primary teeth, early childhood caries, toothbrushing and flossing, nutrition and feeding habits, the importance of fluoride, medications and oral health, screening for early childhood caries, teething, weaning, oral habits, first aid, professional oral health care, and special considerations. Educational materials for parents are available from the website.

                                        Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Home visiting, Health education, Adult education

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                                        Moss SJ. 1996. Early childhood caries. New York, NY: New York University, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, 10 pp.

                                        Health Education Enterprises
                                        330 Madison Avenue, Ninth Floor
                                        New York, NY 10017

                                        Telephone: (212) 573-0902
                                        Fax: (212) 573-0905
                                        E-mail: healthee@ix.netcom.com
                                        Available at no charge.

                                        This paper discusses early childhood caries (ECC) and its prevention. It describes etiology, salivary function, and ECC; the consequences and costs of ECC; and treatment.

                                          Keywords: Oral health, Children, Early childhood caries, Prevention

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                                          Tinanoff N, ed. 1997. Early Childhood Caries Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, October 1997. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, ca 50 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 participant's folder provides information for a conference on early childhood caries. An initial description and discussion of current understanding are followed by short presenter biographies and papers on biological mechanisms of early childhood caries, psychosocial and behavioral issues in early childhood caries, prevention of early childhood caries, related research issues, related public health issues, policy issues, and a synopsis of the problem. A list of registered participants is included.

                                            Keywords: Conferences, Oral health, Dental caries, Infants, Early childhood caries, Psychosocial factors, Prevention, Research, Public health, Policy development

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                                            Barbeau L, Reagan T, Dillon MT, Waite S, Duwell M, Hartmann C, LeMay W, Tavris DR, Steinmetz M, Salamon A. 2000. Early childhood caries E.C.C.: A Wisconsin resource directory. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 29 pp.

                                            Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
                                            620 South 76th Street, Suite 120
                                            Milwaukee, WI 53214

                                            Telephone: (414) 292-4000
                                            Secondary Telephone: (414) 292-4004
                                            Fax: (414) 231-4972
                                            Website: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13
                                            Available at no charge.

                                            This guide provides information on and resources for dealing with oral health and prevention of early childhood caries in Wisconsin. Topics include fluoride supplementation, basic oral hygiene, dental sealants, and recommendations for preventive oral health care. A list of pediatric dentists and a list of county health departments are also provided.

                                              Keywords: Child health, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Dental sealants, Dental hygiene, Pediatric dentistry, County health agencies, Wisconsin, Prevention programs, Oral health

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                                              Wisconsin Division of Public Health. 2008. Early childhood caries prevention screening (rev.). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Division of Public Health, 1 p.

                                              Wisconsin Division of Public Health
                                              P.O. Box 2659
                                              Madison, WI 53701-2659

                                              Telephone: (608) 266-1251
                                              Secondary Telephone: (888) 701-1253
                                              Fax: (608) 266-2832
                                              Website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aboutDHS/dph/dph.htm
                                              Available from the website.

                                              This form is designed to help health professionals in Wisconsin integrate oral health screening into child health examinations. Space is provided for collecting data on demographics, dental caries, and fluoride varnish.

                                              Keywords: Oral health, Screening, Young children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Child health, Health examinations, Forms, Wisconsin

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                                              Bertness J, Holt K, eds. 2004. Early childhood caries resource guide (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 28 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 from the website.

                                              This resource guide is designed to provide information about resources focusing on the prevention of early childhood caries. The guide is divided into three sections. The first section lists journal articles appearing in the literature between 2002 and 2004. The second section describes the following types of materials: books, curricula, manuals, modules, guidelines, pamphlets, brochures, and videotapes published between 1999 and January 2004. The third section lists federal agencies and national organizations that may serve as resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                              Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Bibliographies, Directories, Resource materials

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                                              Children's Dental Health Project. 2005. Early childhood caries trends upward. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 2 pp, (CDHP issue brief).

                                              Children's Dental Health Project
                                              1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
                                              Washington, DC 20036

                                              Telephone: (202) 833-8288
                                              Fax: (202) 331-1432
                                              E-mail: cdhpinfo@cdhp.org
                                              Website: http://www.cdhp.org
                                              Available from the website.

                                              This issue brief discusses trends in dental caries among children. The fact sheet focuses on disparities in dental caries among young children, children from families with low incomes, and children of color. Implications of oral health disparities are also presented.

                                              Keywords: Oral heath, Trends, Early childhood caries, Young children, Dental caries, Children, Poverty, Racial factors

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                                              Phoenix College, Department of Dental Programs. 2002. Early childhood caries: A medical and dental perspective. Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix College, Department of Dental Programs, 3 modules.

                                              Phoenix College, Department of Dental Programs
                                              1202 West Thomas Road
                                              Phoenix, AZ 85013

                                              Telephone: (602) 285-7320
                                              Fax: 602-285-7813
                                              Website: http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/academics/departments/dental
                                              $40; preview available from the website.

                                              This continuing education course presents information on early childhood caries in infants and children under age 3. Topics include the etiology of the disease, prevention strategies, screening methods, rationale and techniques for the use of alternative restorative technique and fluoride varnishes, and disease management.

                                              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Disease management, Fluorides, Continuing education, Distance education

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                                              Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services. 1998. Early childhood caries: A new look at an old foe. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services, 26 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
                                              Single copies available at no charge.

                                              This presentation is designed to help nurses define early childhood caries (ECC), identify ECC risk factors, recognize "white spots" and name treatment modalities, understand the effects of ECC on children, describe strategies that can be used to treat ECC, provide anticipatory guidance to caregivers, and use the "lift the lip" technique for ECC diagnosis. A list of ECC resources, an infant oral health anticipatory guidance chart, an infant oral health risk assessment form, an infant oral health parent information questionnaire, and participant evaluation forms are included.

                                                Keywords: Continuing education, Nursing education, Early childhood caries, Dental caries, Therapeutics, Children, Diagnosis, Resource centers, Patient education, Risk assessment, Infants, Oral health, Parents, Questionnaires, Program evaluation

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                                                Milgrom P, Weinstein P. 1999. Early childhood caries: A team approach to prevention and treatment. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Office of Continuing Dental Education, 148 pp.

                                                University of Washington School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education
                                                P.O. Box 357137
                                                Seattle, WA 98795-7137

                                                Telephone: (206) 543-5448
                                                Secondary Telephone: (866) 791-1278
                                                Fax: (206) 543-6465
                                                E-mail: cde@dental.washington.edu
                                                Website: http://dental.washington.edu/cde/current-course-listings.html
                                                $34.95, including shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-880291-02-9.

                                                This book discusses early childhood caries (ECC) and methods of prevention and treatment. Topics include keys to treating young children, primary prevention of ECC using behavioral methods, effective chemoprevention of ECC, treatment of ECC, preparing children for treatment, and dealing with children's fears and pain. Also included are a list of resources, advice on dealing with children with specific emotional problems, materials to use with parents to help them reduce the use of bottles, and a bibliography.

                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Dental caries, Preschool children, Young children, Disease prevention, Preventive health services, Dental care, Early childhood caries

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                                                  Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 2010. Early childhood caries: Early childhood caries is preventable. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp, (Oral health in Wisconsin: A fact sheet).

                                                  Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program
                                                  P.O. Box 2659
                                                  Madison, WI 53701-2659

                                                  Telephone: (608) 266-0876
                                                  Fax: (608) 266-8925
                                                  Website: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/Oral_Health
                                                  Available from the website.

                                                  This fact sheet provides information for consumers about early childhood caries (ECC), including what causes ECC and tips on preventing it. The fact sheet also describes findings from Wisconsin's oral health assessment of children in Head Start and provides information about the state's community water fluoridation and fluoride varnish programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, State programs, Wisconsin

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                                                  Multnomah County Health Department, School/Community Dental Programs. [2002]. Early childhood caries: Trainings and protocols. Portland, OR: Multnomah County Health Department, School/Community Dental Programs, ca 70 pp.

                                                  Multnomah County Health Department, Dental Services
                                                  426 SW Stark Street, Ninth Floor
                                                  Portland, OR 97204

                                                  Telephone: (503) 988-3674
                                                  Fax: (503) 988-5605
                                                  Available at no charge.

                                                  This manual outlines training for early childhood caries prevention for health professionals. In addition to program goals and objectives and handouts, the manual includes information on the fluoride varnish program, the fluoride drop program, the yearly curriculum for infants and children from birth to age 3, and the yearly curriculum for pregnant women. The manual also contains illustrations, question sheets, checklists, sample forms, and handouts written in English, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Russian.

                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Curricula, Fluorides, Early childhood caries, Training materials, Prenatal education, Local initiatives, Oregon, Non English language materials, Spanish language materials, Asian language materials

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                                                    Platt LJ, Cabezas MC. 2000. Early childhood dental caries: Policy brief. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 4 pp, (Building community systems for young children; policy brief no. 2).

                                                    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
                                                    University of California, Los Angeles 10990 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900
                                                    Los Angeles, CA 90024

                                                    Telephone: (310) 794-2583
                                                    Fax: (310) 312-9210
                                                    E-mail: chcfc@ucla.edu
                                                    Website: http://www.healthychild.ucla.edu
                                                    Available from the website.

                                                    This policy brief summarizes a report on the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) in children in California. The brief (1) discusses oral health and early childhood development, (2) evaluates four existing systems and programs in the state that provide support for oral health services for some children, and (3) suggests integrating and coordinating oral health services with children's health care, and integrating and coordinating funding for such services with funding for children's health care, as well. The policy brief also recommends steps that communities can take to prevent ECC.

                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Early childhood caries, Prevalence, Financing, Preventive health services, Service coordination, Service integration, Health policy, California

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                                                    North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2012, 2013. Early dental health: Choosing the right foods. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2 pp, (Step by step to early dental health).

                                                    North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section
                                                    1910 Mail Service Center 5505 Six Forks Road
                                                    Raleigh, NC 27699-1910

                                                    Telephone: (919) 707-5480
                                                    Fax: (919) 870-4805
                                                    Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
                                                    Available from the website.

                                                    This brochure for parents addresses nutrition and oral health in infants and young children. Topics include the importance of healthy foods for oral health and how consuming sugar causes tooth decay. The brochure also provides tips on the types of foods children should eat and those they should avoid, as well as on the drinks that parents should give children during the day. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Nutrition, Health promotion, Consumer education materials, Spanish language materials

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                                                    Wagner ML, Bress LE. [1996]. Early prevention/intervention dental caries infants and young children. Unpublished paper, 4 pp.

                                                    University of Maryland at Baltimore, Dental School
                                                    650 West Baltimore Street
                                                    Baltimore, MD 21201

                                                    Telephone: (410) 706-7461
                                                    Fax: (410) 706-0406
                                                    Website: http://www.dental.umaryland.edu/
                                                    Single photocopies available at no charge.

                                                    This paper describes a cooperative initiative between the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Dental School and the Anne Arundel County WIC program to demonstrate the role of intervention for preventing dental caries in infants and young children. The project particularly stresses education with regard to intervention and prevention; the paper describes the history of the initiative and the experiences to date.

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Toddlers, Children, Dental caries, Prevention, Intervention, Local initiatives, Universities, WIC Program, Maryland

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                                                      Tut O. 2012. End of TOHSS project report, Republic of Marshall Islands: Model oral health prevention training and delivery for well baby visits and children with special needs. Majuro, Marshall Islands: Ministry of Health, 7 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 from the website.

                                                      This report describes an oral health project in the Marshall Islands to increase access to and provide oral health care services for children, including those with special health care needs, and pregnant women. Topics include increasing collaboration between government, oral health care stakeholders, and families in program development and providing comprehensive curriculum training for all levels of providers. Also included are a description of project goals and objectives and activities, an evaluation matrix, a flowchart showing the improvement plan, and a list of presentations and products developed during the project. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Children, Pregnant women, Special health care needs, Access to health care, Collaboration, Service delivery systems, State initiatives, Marshall Islands, Final reports

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                                                      U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2009. Engaging providers to improve perinatal and infant oral health: Innovative strategies. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 5 items.

                                                      U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau
                                                      Health Resources and Services Administration Parklawn Building, Room 18-05 5600 Fishers Lane
                                                      Rockville, MD 20857

                                                      Telephone: (301) 443-2170
                                                      Secondary Telephone: (800) 311-BABY (311-2229)
                                                      Website: http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov
                                                      Available from the website.

                                                      This webcast, which was held on April 16, 2009, focused on interventions designed to improve perinatal and infant oral health. Topics include preventing disease, assessing risk, and increasing access to care by engaging professionals who provide services for pregnant women, infants, and their families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Infants, Early intervention services, Prenatal care, Disease prevention, Risk assessment, Access to health care, Multimedia

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                                                      Matthews H, Schumacher R. 2008. Ensuring quality care for low-income babies: Contracting directly with providers to expand and improve infant and toddler care. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 19 pp, (Policy paper; Child care and early education series, paper no. 3).

                                                      Center for Law and Social Policy
                                                      1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200
                                                      Washington, DC 20036

                                                      Telephone: (202) 906-8000
                                                      Fax: (202) 842-2885
                                                      E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact
                                                      Website: http://www.clasp.org
                                                      Available from the website.

                                                      This paper explores the potential of contracts to address issues of supply and quality in the provision of infant and toddler child care. Topics include creating or stabilizing care in particular communities or for specific populations; creating child care slots meeting quality standards important for infants and toddlers; extending the day for infants and toddlers served in Early Head Start; and improving the quality of infant and toddler family child care.

                                                      Keywords: Financing, Quality assurance, Child care services, Low income groups, Early Head Start, Contract services, Privatization, Oral health, Young children

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                                                      Edelstein BL. [2008]. Environmental factors in implementing the dental home for all young children. Washington, DC: National Oral Health Policy Center at Children's Dental Health Project, 18 pp.

                                                      Children's Dental Health Project
                                                      1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
                                                      Washington, DC 20036

                                                      Telephone: (202) 833-8288
                                                      Fax: (202) 331-1432
                                                      E-mail: cdhpinfo@cdhp.org
                                                      Website: http://www.cdhp.org
                                                      Available from the website.

                                                      This paper explores environmental forces relevant to adopting and implementing the dental home for children. Topics include the advent of "social medicine"; early childhood caries risk and disease management; oral health and oral health care disparities; perceived need for oral health services and barriers to dental home utilization; dentistry as a profession; and dental-system capacity for children, including those with special health care needs. Additional items include program and cost implications and logic models. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Infants, Young children, Pediatric dentistry, Service delivery systems, Disease prevention

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                                                      Clifford R. 2009. Every child needs a dental home. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

                                                      California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Oral Health Program
                                                      MS Code 8305 P.O. Box 997420
                                                      Sacramento, CA 95899-7420

                                                      Telephone: (866) 241-0395
                                                      Fax: (916) 650-0305
                                                      E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov
                                                      Website: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MCAHOralHealth/Pages/default.aspx
                                                      Available from the website.

                                                      This pamphlet for parents and other caregivers addresses the importance of taking infants and young children to a dentist for regular visits. Topics include when to take a child to a dentist, why children need regular dental visits, and tips for visiting the dentist. Information on finding a dentist, including state and local referral services in California, is included. The pamphlet is available in Chinese, English, Hmong, Korean, and Spanish.

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Dental care, Preventive health services, Referrals, State initiatives, California, Educational materials, Spanish language materials, Asian language materials

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                                                      Berg J, Gerweck C, Hujoel PP, King R, Krol DM, Kumar J, Levy S, Pollick H, Whitford GM, Strock S, Aravamudhan K, Frantsve-Hawley J, Meyer DM for the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs Expert Panel on Fluoride Intake from Infant Formula and Fluorosis. 2011. Evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding fluoride intake from reconstituted infant formula and enamel fluorosis: A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Journal of the American Dental Association 142(1):79-87.

                                                      American Dental Association
                                                      211 East Chicago Avenue
                                                      Chicago, IL 60611-2678

                                                      Telephone: (312) 440-2500
                                                      Fax: (312) 440-7494
                                                      E-mail: info@ada.org
                                                      Website: http://www.ada.org
                                                      Available from the website.

                                                      This article summarizes a review that addressed whether infant formula mixed with fluoridated water puts infants from birth to age 12 months at an increased risk for enamel fluorosis. Topics include the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for infant nutrition (exclusive breastfeeding) and suggestions for practitioners to use in advising parents and caregivers of infants who consume powdered or liquid concentrate infant formula as their infant’s main source of nutrition.

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infant health, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infant feeding, Guidelines, Infants

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                                                      Casamassimo P. 2007. Expect the best for your child's dental home. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2 pp.

                                                      American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
                                                      211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1700
                                                      Chicago, IL 60611-2637

                                                      Telephone: (312) 337-2169
                                                      Fax: (312) 337-6329
                                                      Website: http://www.aapd.org
                                                      $2.95, may be ordered online at http://www.eparent.com/resources_ep_magazine/index.asp; also available from the website.

                                                      This excerpt from Exceptional Parent magazine provides guidance for families on seeking oral health care for their child and on establishing a relationship with a dentist who can meet the needs of both the child and the parent. Topics include starting early, finding a pediatric dentist, preparing for the dental visit, what to expect of a dentist and a practice, the therapeutic partnership, and linking the dental home to other services. A table shows the application of the principles and characteristics of the medical home as applied to dental practice.

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infant health services, Child health services, Families, Special health care needs, Dental care, Medical home

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                                                      North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section. 2013. Final report: Development and dissemination of [priority] oral health risk assessment and referral (PORRT) guidelines. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section, 13 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 from the website.

                                                      This report describes a project to increase the number of children enrolled in Medicaid who have a dental home by age 1 by disseminating risk assessment and referral guidelines to pediatricians and family physicians. The report describes the project's primary objectives to refine and pilot test the Priority Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT), develop an educational intervention and provide training, and conduct an evaluation of the intervention's impact on referral performance. Contents include a discussion of the activities accomplished within each of the objectives, lessons learned, and the significance of the results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Medicaid, Risk assessment, Referrals, Training, State initiatives, North Carolina, Final reports

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                                                      Delaware Division of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2012. First smile Delaware. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, multiple items.

                                                      Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services
                                                      Jesse Cooper Building 417 Federal Street
                                                      Dover, DE 19901

                                                      Telephone: (302) 744-4554
                                                      Fax: (302) 661-7229
                                                      Website: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html
                                                      Available from the website.

                                                      This public awareness campaign is aimed at improving oral health literacy and behaviors throughout Delaware. Contents include tips for preventing dental caries during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood and lists of dentists by city, zip code, and specialty. Client education cards and brochures for parents are also available in English and Spanish from the website.

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Pregnant women, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Public awareness campaigns, Educational materials, State initiatives, Delaware, Spanish language materials

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                                                      First Smiles Education and Training Project. 2004-. First Smiles. Sacramento, CA: California Dental Association Foundation; Oakland, CA: Dental Health Foundation, multiple items.

                                                      California Dental Association Foundation, First Smiles Education and Training Project
                                                      1201 K Street, Suite 1511
                                                      Sacramento, CA 95814

                                                      Telephone: (916) 554-4918
                                                      Fax: (916) 498-6182
                                                      E-mail: Rolande.Loftus@cda.org
                                                      Website: http://www.cdafoundation.org/learn/education-training/first-smiles
                                                      Available from the website.

                                                      This website offers education and training for oral health professionals, medical professionals, early childhood educators, as well as education for parents and other caregivers of infants and young children (including those with special health care needs) on the prevention of early childhood caries (ECC). The content is part of a statewide initiative to address ECC in California called First Smiles. Resources for professionals include training calendars, streaming video segments, continuing education opportunities, and tools and supporting materials. Selected parent education tools include four tip sheets on age-specific anticipatory guidance (prenatal, birth to age 1, ages 1 to 2, and ages 3 to 5) and the brochure, Healthy Teeth Begin at Birth, available in 10 languages. Policies and procedures, frequently asked questions, scientific articles, news articles, and links are provided. Specific resources for creating, implementing, and evaluating community-based oral health programs for young children residing in rural areas and for working with children with special health care needs are also presented.

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Children with special health care needs, Rural environment, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Educational materials, Continuing education, Dental education, Medical education, Distance education, Resources for professionals

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                                                      First Smiles Education and Training Project. [2005]. First Smiles for the dental team. Sacramento, CA: California Dental Association Foundation; Oakland, CA: Dental Health Foundation.

                                                      California Dental Association
                                                      1201 K Street
                                                      Sacramento, CA 95814

                                                      Telephone: (800) 232-7645
                                                      E-mail: contactcda@cda.org
                                                      Website: http://www.cda.org
                                                      Available at no charge to CDA members.

                                                      This continuing education activity for oral health professionals comprises four modules on the prevention of dental caries in infants and young children from birth through age 5, including children with special health care needs. Contents include an overview of early childhood caries (ECC), causes of ECC and how to prevent it, and oral health assessment and billing.

                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Children with special health care needs, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Distance education, Continuing education, Resources for professionals

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                                                      Scheer M, Phipps K. 2003. First Smiles: Chlorhexidine rinse and xylitol gum as caries prevention strategies in public health settings—Final report. [Vancouver, WA: Clark County Health Department], 9 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 final report describes a pilot project of the Clark County Health Department in Vancouver,Washington, to study the use of a chlorhexidine rinse or xylitol gum in preventing the transmission of dental caries from mothers or other caregivers to children under age 3. The project evaluated compliance among women at risk for dental caries who were recruited from a public health clinic. The report briefly outlines the background, description, and results of the pilot project. Tables present statistical data on the study participants' compliance in a variety of subgroups, with survey questions and answers provided. The report concludes with observations and a summary of how the rinse and the gum were integrated into public health practice in Clark County,Washington.

                                                        Keywords: Dental care, Oral health, Dental caries, Public health dentistry, Preventive health services, Pilot projects, Washington, Dental prophylaxis

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                                                        First Smiles Education and Training Project. [2008]. First Smiles: Dental health begins at birth. Sacramento, CA: California Dental Association Foundation; Oakland, CA: Dental Health Foundation, 14 pp.

                                                        California Dental Association Foundation, First Smiles Education and Training Project
                                                        1201 K Street, Suite 1511
                                                        Sacramento, CA 95814

                                                        Telephone: (916) 554-4918
                                                        Fax: (916) 498-6182
                                                        E-mail: Rolande.Loftus@cda.org
                                                        Website: http://www.cdafoundation.org/learn/education-training/first-smiles
                                                        Available from the website.

                                                        This continuing education course for oral health professionals provides information on how to detect dental caries in young children, including those with special health care needs, and how to provide early interventions to manage the disease process. Topics include the causes and costs of early childhood caries (ECC), ECC prevention, risk assessment for infants and young children, and documenting and billing for fluoride varnish application.

                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Children with special health care needs, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Risk assessment, Dental care, Early intervention services, Fluorides, Continuing education, Distance education, Resources for professionals

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                                                        American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition. 1980. Fluoride intake of infants. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 10 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 was prepared at the request of the Food and Drug Administration to review the matter of fluoride intake of infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), subcommittee addressed three issues: (1) adequacy of AAP fluoride recommendation; (2) adequacy of formula for providing fluoride to infants; and appropriateness of fluoride supplementation for infants. A bibliography and additional references follow the report of the subcommittee.

                                                          Keywords: Fluorides, Infants, Oral health

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                                                          Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2009. Fluoride varnish manual: Happy Child, Bright Smile. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 29 pp.

                                                          Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program
                                                          P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938
                                                          Austin, TX 78714-9347

                                                          Telephone: (512) 776-7323
                                                          Fax: (512) 776-7256
                                                          E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us
                                                          Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm
                                                          Available from the website.

                                                          This manual provides as a guide for implementing a fluoride varnish program in Texas. It contains information about fluoride varnish advantages, protocols, and application. Additional information includes a description of various types of fluoride varnish, cost, and ordering information. Also provided are sample documents such as program reporting forms, parent letters, and handouts. Instructions are supplemented with photographs.

                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Prevention, Fluorides, Young children, School age children, Manuals, Texas, State programs

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                                                          Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Forging a comprehensive initiative to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality: Policy and program options for state planning. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 92 pp.

                                                          Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
                                                          2030 M Street, N.W., Suite 350
                                                          Washington, DC 20036

                                                          Telephone: (202) 775-0436
                                                          Fax: (202) 775-0061
                                                          E-mail: info@amchp.org
                                                          Website: http://www.amchp.org
                                                          Available from the website.

                                                          This compendium is a collection of recommendations for states to address infant mortality, supplemented by action steps, examples, and case studies. Topics include implementing health-promotion efforts; improving access to health care for women before, during, and after pregnancy; and ensuring health care quality for all women and infants. The compendium also discusses implementing maternal-risk screening for all women of reproductive age, enhancing service integration for all women and infants, developing data systems to understand and inform efforts, and promoting social equity.

                                                          Keywords: Women, Pregnant women, Pregnancy outcome, Infant mortality, Perinatal health, Program improvement, Policy, Statewide planning

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                                                          U.S. Office of Head Start. 2012. Framework for programs serving infants and toddlers: How do infant/toddler programs support school readiness?. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 1 v.

                                                          Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
                                                          U.S. Office of Head Start Telephone: (866) 763-6481
                                                          Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
                                                          Available from the website.

                                                          This resource presents a framework to guide Head Start programs in developing and implementing supports for the healthy growth and development of expectant families, infants, and toddlers. It also provides an overview of the Head Start approach to school readiness. Topics include information on school readiness goals for infants and toddlers; providing a foundation for school readiness; and implementing high-quality programs for infants, toddlers, and families. Resources on school readiness for infants and toddlers are also included.

                                                          Keywords: Infants, Young children, Families, Head Start, School readiness, Community programs, Oral health

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                                                          [Orlando V]. 2007. Head Start - Pediatric Oral Health. [Denver, CO]: Rocky Mountain Service, Employment, Redevelopment, 2 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
                                                          $35.00 for kit; video is available to be viewed from the website.

                                                          This kit is designed for use by Head Start program staff and their community partners in providing oral health services for children enrolled in Region VIII Head Start programs. Contents include a DVD and a companion CD-ROM. The DVD video segments describe Head Start oral health services and oral-health-related Head Start program performance standards. Information on how programs can support parents by providing education, helping them establish and maintain oral hygiene practices, and helping them access oral health care services is included. Components of the oral health visit are also discussed, including risk assessment, fluoride varnish application, and anticipatory guidance. The companion CD-ROM contains a risk-assessment form, materials on fluoride from California’s First 5 Oral Health project, anticipatory guidance, and selected journal article reprints. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Region VIII, Program descriptions, CD-ROMs, DVDs, Resources for professionals, Audiovisual materials, Children, Parents

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                                                          Manitoba Collaborative Project for the Prevention of Early Childhood Tooth Decay, Healthy Smile Happy Child Pilot Project. [2004]. Healthy baby teeth start here!. Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada: Winnepeg Regional Health Authority, 2 pp.

                                                          Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
                                                          1800-155 Carlton Street
                                                          Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 4YI

                                                          Telephone: (204) 926-7000
                                                          Fax: (204) 926-7007
                                                          Website: http://www.wrha.mb.ca
                                                          Available from the website.

                                                          This brochure for pregnant women, parents, and other caregivers provides information about oral health during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Information about gum infection during pregnancy and tips for preventing gum disease is provided. The importance of a healthy diet that includes plenty of calcium and Vitamin D is also addressed. Oral hygiene and healthy feeding practices for infants and young children are also included, as well as information about the relationship between oral behaviors and dental caries. The brochure is available in English, Cree, and French.

                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Infants, Children, Pregnancy, Gingivitis, Periodontal diseases, Diet, Nutrition, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Consumer education materials, Non English language materials

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                                                          South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2010. Healthy smiles for two. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 4 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 copies available at no charge.

                                                          This brochure presents tips for women on oral hygiene and oral health care during and after pregnancy. Topics include the importance of visiting the dentist early in pregnancy, eating healthy foods, drinking water with fluoride, avoiding adverse impacts of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and avoiding tobacco products.

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Infant health, Women's health, Dental hygiene, Dental care, Pregnancy, Perinatal influences, Educational materials

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                                                            Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program with Community Coalition for Oral Health. [2006]. Healthy teeth and fluoride. [Carson City, NV]: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program, 2 items.

                                                            Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Initiative
                                                            4150 Technology Way
                                                            Carson City, NV 89706

                                                            Telephone: (702) 774-2545
                                                            Website: http://health.nv.gov/CC_OralHealth.htm
                                                            Available from the website.

                                                            This kit contains a set of 20 PowerPoint presentation slides (including presenter notes), a pre-test, and a post-test for educating Head Start staff and parents about fluoride. Selected topics include types of fluoride and the benefits of fluoride in maintaining oral health. The presentation and pre- and post-tests are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Health education, Fluorides, Water, Spanish language materials, Children

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                                                            Funk B, Gessner BD, eds. 2010. High prevalence of early childhood caries, Alaska, 2005 and 2007. Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 1 p, (State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin no. 4).

                                                            Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
                                                            350 Main Street, Room 404 P.O. Box 110601
                                                            Juneau, AK 99811-0601

                                                            Telephone: (907) 465-3030
                                                            Fax: (907) 465-3068
                                                            Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx
                                                            Available from the website.

                                                            This bulletin presents findings from oral health screenings of students in kindergarten and children enrolled in Head Start in Alaska. The report is based on screenings conducted by dentists using the Basic Screening Survey protocol to collect observational data on dental caries. Contents include background information on dental caries, screening methods and results, and recommendations. Data on the prevalence of caries experience and untreated caries by Medicaid and Alaska Native status are also presented.

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Screening, Young children, Early childhood caries, Kindergarten, Prevalence, Alaska

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                                                            Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009-. Home by One: Dental professionals. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

                                                            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 from the website.

                                                            These resources are components of a public-awareness campaign in Connecticut designed to build partnerships among health and social service professionals and parents and other caregivers to reduce oral disease in infants and children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The resources focus on the importance of oral health and on oral health care during infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on the age 1 dental visit. Contents include a webinar, a program fact sheet and resource list, a map of dental home networks in relation to WIC sites, and referral forms. Posters on infant oral health are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Infants, Young children, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Distance education, Fluorides, Forms, WIC program, State initiatives, Connecticut, Spanish language materials, Multimedia

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                                                            Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009-. Home by One: Medical professionals. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

                                                            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 from the website.

                                                            These resources are components of a public-awareness campaign in Connecticut to reduce oral disease in infants and children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The resources focus on the importance of oral health and oral health care during infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on the age 1 dental visit. Contents include a program fact sheet, a map of dental home networks in relation to WIC sites, a referral form, and a client instruction sheet for fluoride varnish aftercare that is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Infants, Young children, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Distance education, Fluorides, Forms, WIC program, State initiatives, Connecticut, Spanish language materials

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                                                            Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009-. Home by One: Parents and caregivers. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 3 items.

                                                            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 from the website.

                                                            These resources for parents address the importance of oral health and oral health care during infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on the age 1 dental visit. Contents include a video on toothbrushing, a brochure and checklist on infant oral health, and a guide on early childhood oral health. Topics include how to avoid transmitting bacteria that cause dental caries, when and how to clean infants' gums, when to begin toothbrushing and how to brush with fluoridated toothpaste, how to look for signs of caries, and when to visit the dentist. The materials are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Infants, Young children, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Consumer education, WIC program, Connecticut, Multimedia, Spanish language materials

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                                                            Ferraro L. 2012. Home by One: TOHSS final project narrative report. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 19 pp, plus appendix.

                                                            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 from the website.

                                                            This report describes a program that focuses on the belief that oral health in early childhood is integral to young children’s overall health and well-being. Contents include a summary of the burden of early childhood oral disease, program experiences to date, and program impacts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Young children, State initiatives, Connecticut, Final reports

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                                                            Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009-. Home by One: WIC professionals. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

                                                            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 from the website.

                                                            These resources are components of a public-awareness campaign to reduce oral disease in infants and children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Contents include a fact sheet about WIC; a map of dental home networks in relation to WIC sites; stories to support the transition from bottle to cup and discontinuing bottlefeeding after age 1, in seven languages (Brazilian/Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese); and a fact sheet and flyer/poster about oral health advocacy in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Infants, Young children, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Bottle feeding, Advocacy, Training, WIC program, Connecticut, Spanish language materials, Non English language materials

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                                                            U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. [2009]. How to apply fluoride varnish [online course]. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health.

                                                            U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
                                                            801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
                                                            Rockville, MD 20852

                                                            Telephone: (301) 443-1106
                                                            Secondary Telephone: (800) IHS-DENT (447-3368)
                                                            Fax: (301) 594-6610
                                                            E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov
                                                            Website: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry/index.cfm
                                                            Available from the website.

                                                            This presentation provides an overview of early childhood caries (ECC) and describes its impact on American Indian and Alaska Native children. Topics include how to conduct an oral health risk assessment, apply fluoride varnish, and present oral health messages to families to prevent ECC.

                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Fluorides, Early childhood caries, Dental caries, Children, American Indians, Alaska natives, Minority health, Resources for professionals, Training materials

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                                                            California Department of Health Services, Children's Medical Services. 1997. How to prevent baby bottle tooth decay. [Sacramento, CA]: California Department of Health Services, Children's Medical Services, 4 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 pamphlet for parents and other caregivers defines early childhood caries (ECC), describes its causes, and discusses how to prevent ECC. Topics include how to put an infant to bed without a bottle, how to check an infant's teeth, and what to do if they think their infant has ECC. The pamphlet is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, and Cambodian. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Feeding, Pamphlets, Educational materials, Spanish language materials, Asian language materials, Non English language materials

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                                                              American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Children's Dental Health Project. 2010. How to protect your baby's teeth from cavities: Como proteger los dientes de su bebe contra las cavidades dentales. [Chicago, IL]: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; [Washington, DC]: Children's Dental Health Project , 1 p.

                                                              Children's Dental Health Project
                                                              1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
                                                              Washington, DC 20036

                                                              Telephone: (202) 833-8288
                                                              Fax: (202) 331-1432
                                                              E-mail: cdhpinfo@cdhp.org
                                                              Website: http://www.cdhp.org
                                                              Available from the website.

                                                              This fact sheet for new parents addresses how to prevent dental caries in infants. It provides tips on oral hygiene for women during and after pregnancy, as well as tips on taking care of infant gums and teeth. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Pregnant women, Dental hygiene, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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                                                              Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2010-. I-Smile. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, multiple items.

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

                                                              Telephone: (515) 242-6383
                                                              Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
                                                              Fax: (515) 242-6384
                                                              Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/OHDS/OralHealth.aspx
                                                              Available from the web site.

                                                              These materials are part of outreach activities for I-Smile, Iowa’s dental home initiative for children. Contents include brochures and posters (in English and Spanish). A program description, information about care coordination and support for families and school oral health screening, activity pages for children, tips and tools for parents, and public service videos are also available from the website. Some of the materials are available in English and Spanish.

                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Dental hygiene, Dental care, Public awareness campaigns, Materials for children, State initiatives, Iowa, Spanish language materials, Multimedia

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                                                              Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2010. I-Smile oral health coordinator handbook. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 1 v.

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

                                                              Telephone: (515) 242-6383
                                                              Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
                                                              Fax: (515) 242-6384
                                                              Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/OHDS/OralHealth.aspx
                                                              Available from the website.

                                                              This handbook is intended to assist the oral health coordinator (dental hygienist) in providing primary prevention and care-coordination services for young children and their families in Iowa. Topics include the dental home and dental caries screening and treatment services. The handbook contains an overview of Iowa's I-Smile project, oral health service guidelines, oral-health-education guidelines, sample forms, and other resources.

                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Children, Dental care, Health screening, Low income groups, Iowa

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                                                              Iowa Department of Public Health. 2007. I-Smile screening guide for health care professionals. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, 24 pp, 1 CD-ROM.

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

                                                              Telephone: (515) 242-6383
                                                              Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
                                                              Fax: (515) 242-6384
                                                              Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/OHDS/OralHealth.aspx
                                                              Available from the website.

                                                              This guide for health professionals provides training and education on oral screening, risk assessment, and fluoride varnish application as part of the I-Smile Dental Home Project, a statewide initiative to provide primary prevention and care coordination within Iowa's public health network. Topics include the importance of children's oral health, parent-education tips, and when to refer children to the local I-Smile coordinator for help with finding a dentist. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Screening, Risk assessment, Fluorides, Professional training, Training materials, State initiatives, Iowa, Audiovisual materials, children

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                                                              [U.S.] Indian Health Service [Head Start Program]. 2012. IHS Head Start. Start healthy. Grow healthy (rev.). Rockville, MD: Indian Health Service, [Head Start Program], 2 items.

                                                              U.S. Indian Health Service, Head Start Program
                                                              801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 400
                                                              Rockville, MD 20852

                                                              Telephone: (505) 248-7694
                                                              Website: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/HeadStart
                                                              Limited quantities available at no charge; some content also available at no charge from the website.

                                                              These booklets offer information about how Head Start staff can help improve the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native infants, young children, and pregnant women. The booklets also provide information to help meet oral-health-related program performance standards. Content includes best practices for prevention and early intervention. It also includes sample forms for assessment, treatment, and topical fluoride application; posters on first aid for dental emergencies and oral health promotion; and a reference guide on classroom toothbrushing Materials are also available on a CD-ROM.

                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Young children, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Head Start, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, CD-ROMs

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                                                              Isaacs JB. 2007. Impacts of early childhood programs. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families and First Focus, 29 pp.

                                                              Brookings Institution
                                                              1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
                                                              Washington, DC 20036

                                                              Telephone: (202) 797-6000
                                                              Fax: (202) 797-6004
                                                              E-mail: communications@brookings.edu
                                                              Website: http://www.brookings.edu
                                                              Available from the website.

                                                              This set of research briefs provides policymakers with a summary of evidence on several early childhood interventions and their impact on children and families. The briefs discuss (1) state pre-kindergarten programs, (2) Head Start, (3) Early Head Start, (4) model early childhood programs (Abecedarian project, High Scope/Perry Preschool, and Chicago Child-Parent Centers), and (5) nurse home visiting. For each, the brief explains what the intervention is, what is its impact, and how impacts vary.

                                                              Keywords: Young children, Public policy, State programs, Early intervention programs, Early Head Start, Head Start, Model programs, Home visiting, Oral health

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                                                              American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Children's Dental Health Project. 2006. Improving perinatal and infant oral health: Workgroup meeting. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 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
                                                              Single photocopies available at no charge.

                                                              This binder contains participant materials from a workgroup meeting held on June 15-16, 2006, in Washington, DC, to discuss improving perinatal and infant oral health. Contents include the agenda, printed presentation slides, policies from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics, resources on infant and perinatal oral health, New York state health department oral health guidelines, a fact sheet on the oral health of children with special health care needs, project reports, and a survey of AAPD membership and dental schools. Additional materials provided include a booklet titled "The Interface Between Medicine and Dentistry in Meeting the Oral Health Needs of Young Children". [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                Keywords: Oral health, Perinatal health, Perinatal services, Infant health, Infant health services, Dental care, Children with special health care needs, Guidelines, Conferences

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                                                                U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. 1993. Infant nutrition and feeding: A reference handbook for nutrition and health counselors in the WIC and CSF programs. [Alexandria, VA]: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, 190 pp.

                                                                U.S. Food and Nutrition Service
                                                                3101 Park Center Drive
                                                                Alexandria, VA 22302

                                                                Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns
                                                                Available at no charge to WIC and CSF staff. Document Number: FNS-288.

                                                                This manual is designed for staff members who provide nutrition education and counseling for parents and guardians of full-term, at-risk infants who participate in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). It includes basic information on the nutritional needs of infants, the development of feeding skills, breastfeeding, formula feeding, the introduction of solid foods, infant feeding practices, food selection, sanitary food preparation and storage, oral health, vegetarian nutrition, and some common gastrointestinal problems. Teaching aids include a summary of key points, several appendices, and a bibliography.

                                                                  Keywords: Infants, Infant nutrition, Oral health, Gastrointestinal diseases, High risk infants, Educational programs, Nutrition counseling, Parents, Training materials, WIC Program, Federal programs

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                                                                  U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Region VIII Office of Early Childhood Programs. 2006. Infant oral care training. Denver, CO: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Region VIII Office of Early Childhood Programs, 15 items; 1 CD-ROM.

                                                                  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 participant folder contains materials for the Infant Oral Care Training held on September 18, 2006, in Denver, Colorado. The target audience included Colorado's Early Head Start, Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program staff and their oral health partners. Topics include risk assessment and infant and child oral examination, family oral health education, and the application of fluoride varnish. Materials are provided in print and on a CD-ROM. Some materials are available in both English and Spanish.

                                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Screening, Head Start, Early Head Start, Infants, Young children, Migrant health, Fluorides, Conferences, CD-ROMs, Spanish language materials

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                                                                    Health Starts Here -- Easy Steps to Oral Health. 2004. Infant oral health evaluation: Caries risk management. Ventura, CA: Educational Message Services, 1 DVD.

                                                                    Health Starts Here -- easy steps to oral health
                                                                    2300 Allesandro Drive, Suite 100
                                                                    Ventura, CA 90280

                                                                    Telephone: (805) 653-6000
                                                                    Secondary Telephone: (866) 654-8474
                                                                    Fax: (805) 653-6077
                                                                    E-mail: tom@emsmail.org
                                                                    Website: http://www.easystepstooralhealth.com
                                                                    $17.67.

                                                                    This DVD, designed for use by health professionals, presents examples of how to assess a child for caries risk during a routine well child visit. A video segment on fluoride use and guidelines, printable consumer information, and articles and data on Xylitol and its use with families are also provided.

                                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Risk assessment, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Dental care, Young children, Screening, Resources for professionals, DVDs, Audiovisual materials

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                                                                    Douglass J, Douglass A, Silk H. [2007]. Infant oral health fast facts (3rd ed.). [Farmington, CT: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine], 2 pp.

                                                                    University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
                                                                    263 Farmington Avenue
                                                                    Farmington, CT 06030

                                                                    Telephone: (860) 679-2808
                                                                    Website: http://sdm.uchc.edu/index.html
                                                                    Available from the website.

                                                                    This pocket card provides information on oral health topics and is intended to serve as a quick reference tool for health professionals during well child care visits. Topics are presented by developmental age (0-2 months, 4 months, 6-9 months, and 12 months and older) and include diet, fluoride supplementation and fluoride varnish, dental caries risk assessment, oral hygiene, dental screening, and regular dental visits. Tooth eruption charts, information on well water testing, and a list of water companies in Connecticut with optimally fluoridated water are also included.

                                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Well child care, Dental hygiene, Dental care, Fluorides, Water, Connecticut

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                                                                    Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. [2005]. Infant tooth decay campaign materials. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 8 items.

                                                                    Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health
                                                                    150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320
                                                                    Phoenix, AZ 85007

                                                                    Telephone: (602) 542-1866
                                                                    Fax: (602) 364-1494
                                                                    Website: http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/owch/oral-health
                                                                    Available from the website.

                                                                    These materials are part of a campaign in Arizona to increase public awareness that bacteria responsible for tooth decay may be transmitted from a mother or other caregiver to an infant during the first year of life. Information is provided for parents and health professionals in a variety of media, including an outdoor board, poster, and radio spot (MP3 on CD-ROM). Three brochures (Pregnancy and Oral Health, Baby's First Year, and Your Child Age 1-3) are also incuded. Materials include the campaign tagline, Are You Spoon-Feeding Tooth Decay to Your Baby? The brochures, posters, and radio spot are available in English and in Spanish. High-resolution images of the brochures are also available for professional printing. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                    Keywords: Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Young children, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaigns, Mass media, Spanish language materials, CD-ROMs

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                                                                    North Carolina Early Childhood Oral Health Collaborative. 2013. Into the Mouths of Babes/Connecting the Docs toolkit. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, multiple items.

                                                                    North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section
                                                                    1910 Mail Service Center 5505 Six Forks Road
                                                                    Raleigh, NC 27699-1910

                                                                    Telephone: (919) 707-5480
                                                                    Fax: (919) 870-4805
                                                                    Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
                                                                    Available at no charge (program participants only); also available from the website.

                                                                    This toolkit is for health professionals trained to deliver preventive oral health services (oral evaluation and risk assessment, parent or caregiver education, fluoride varnish application, and dental home referral) to infants and young children (from birth to age 3 1/2) enrolled in Medicaid in North Carolina. Contents include videos on oral preventive procedure and the Priority Oral Health Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT). Additional contents include steps for fluoride vanish application that can be posted in the exam room, information on Medicaid reimbursement, the PORRT and referral guidelines, a supply list, parent-education materials in English and Spanish, and training guidelines and a certificate.

                                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Screening, Risk assessment, Fluorides, Parent education, Professional training, Medicaid, Reimbursement, North Carolina, Multimedia, Spanish language materials,

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                                                                    [U.S.] Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. 2010. Introducing the Indian Health Service early childhood caries initiative. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 16 pp, (IHS Dental Explorer).

                                                                    U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
                                                                    801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
                                                                    Rockville, MD 20852

                                                                    Telephone: (301) 443-1106
                                                                    Secondary Telephone: (800) IHS-DENT (447-3368)
                                                                    Fax: (301) 594-6610
                                                                    E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov
                                                                    Website: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry/index.cfm
                                                                    Available from the website.

                                                                    This brief describes an initiative to prevent dental caries in young children and promote an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention. Program components include oral health assessment, fluoride varnish, dental sealants, interim therapeutic restoration, and surveillance. The brief describes the importance of prevention and early intervention; the initiative’s goals and objectives; and best practices for pregnant women, infants, and young children.

                                                                    Keywords: Oral health, American Indians, Young children, Early childhood caries, Screening, Early intervention, Program descriptions, Federal initiatives

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                                                                    Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health. [2002]. Iowa Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program model. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health, 4 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 fact sheet describes the Iowa Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program, designed to improve access to oral health services for children and adolescents ages 1 to 21 from families with low incomes. The program contains two major components: (1) the community component, which includes efforts to increase the local community's capacity to provide services, and (2) the direct services component, which includes education, care coordination, screenings, fluoride varnish applications, and referrals to dentists. Flow charts illustrate specific items within each component.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Fluorides, Dental care, Access to health care, State programs, Iowa, Program descriptions, Case studies

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                                                                      Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health. 2005. Iowa Access to Baby and Child Dentistry: Best practices manual—Strategies to improve oral health. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 52 pp.

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

                                                                      Telephone: (515) 242-6383
                                                                      Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
                                                                      Fax: (515) 242-6384
                                                                      Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/OHDS/OralHealth.aspx
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      This directory, intended for use by health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others, provides information about state and community programs in Iowa designed to increase access to oral health care for children (from birth to age 21) from families with low incomes. Specifically, the directory outlines activities of the community-based Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) programs and the state-level Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Care for Kids program. Summaries of project objectives, activities, and outcomes are provided with additional information about challenges, funding, and evaluation. Appendices include lists of acronyms and contacts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Access to health care, Dental care, Young children, Low income groups, Health care delivery, Community based services, State initiatives, Directories, Iowa

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                                                                      Iowa Department of Public Health. 2012. Iowa's TOHSS project final progress report. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, [Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems], 17 pp, plus appendices.

                                                                      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 from the website.

                                                                      This report describes the Iowa I-Smile program and its goals: (1) promoting the dental home initiative to ensure statewide recognition and understanding of the importance of early and regular oral health care and (2) creating an ongoing surveillance system to track the oral health status of infants and children from birth through age 5 and the program's impact. Topics include the medical/dental interface, access to care for children with special health care needs, improving oral health care financing, expanding comprehensive services statewide, increasing collaboration, and sustainable efforts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Health care financing, State initiatives, Iowa, Final reports

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                                                                      Betterley C, Dobson B, Steffen J. 2000. Keep your baby smiling . . . Prevent early childhood tooth decay. [Ames, IA]: Iowa State University, University Extension; [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Nutrition and WIC, 2 pp, (Food and nutrition; 6).

                                                                      Iowa State University, Extension Distribution Center
                                                                      119 Printing and Publications Building Ames, IA 50011-3171

                                                                      Telephone: (515) 294-5247
                                                                      Fax: (515) 294-2945
                                                                      E-mail:
                                                                      Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pubs/
                                                                      Available from the website. Document Number: SP113.

                                                                      This fact sheet explains how to prevent early childhood caries. It includes a checklist of risk factors, tips for putting an infant to bed without a bottle, and instructions for protecting teeth during infancy and early childhood. Pictures show mild, moderate, and severe tooth decay. One side of the fact sheet is in English, and the other side is in Spanish.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Early childhood caries, Spanish language materials

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                                                                      Oregon Department of Health Services, Public Health Division. 2008. Keep your baby smiling... Prevent early childhood cavities. Portland, OR: Oregon Department of Health Services, Public Health Division, 2 pp.

                                                                      Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division
                                                                      800 North East Oregon Street
                                                                      Portland, OR 97232

                                                                      Telephone: (971) 673-1222
                                                                      Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372
                                                                      Fax: (971) 673-1299
                                                                      Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      This brochure for parents provides advice on preventing early childhood caries. Topics include bedtime bottle and pacifier practices, how sweet drinks can cause tooth decay, oral hygiene for infants, and ways to comfort infants at bedtime. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                      Keywords: Early childhood caries, Prevention, Young children, Educational materials, Spanish language materials, Oral health

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                                                                      East Coast Migrant Head Start Project. [2010]. La boquita de Felipe: Como la familia de Felipe aprendio a cuidar sus dientes. [Arlington, VA]: East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, 8 pp.

                                                                      East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
                                                                      1501 Lee Highway, Suite 208
                                                                      Arlington, VA 22209

                                                                      Telephone: (703) 243-7522
                                                                      Fax: (703) 243-1259
                                                                      E-mail: sbornes@ecmhsp.org
                                                                      Website: http://www.ecmhsp.org
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      This booklet illustrates the importance of good oral health in pregnant women and infants as told by a young family. Topics include oral hygiene during pregnancy, tooth eruption, early childhood caries, and visiting the dentist. An English transcript of the Spanish booklet is available.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Dental hygiene, Infants, Educational materials, Spanish language materials, Head Start

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                                                                      Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies and University of Washington School of Dentistry. n.d.. Lift the lip: How to check infants' and toddlers' teeth. Edmonds, WA: Washington Association of WIC Agencies, 1 videotape (VHS 1/2 inch, 4:20 minutes).

                                                                      University of Washington School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education
                                                                      P.O. Box 357137
                                                                      Seattle, WA 98795-7137

                                                                      Telephone: (206) 543-5448
                                                                      Secondary Telephone: (866) 791-1278
                                                                      Fax: (206) 543-6465
                                                                      E-mail: cde@dental.washington.edu
                                                                      Website: http://dental.washington.edu/cde/current-course-listings.html
                                                                      $19.00 first videotape/DVD; $14.00 each additional tape/DVD plus shipping and handling (Washington State residents add 9% sales tax).

                                                                      This videotape/DVD shows parents and child care staff how to conduct a brief screening of infants' and toddlers' teeth. The progression of tooth decay is shown from nascent to advanced stages. Available in English, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Screening, Dental caries, Non English language materials, Spanish language materials, Audiovisual materials, Videotapes, DVDs

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                                                                      Maine Dental Access Coalition, Education Committee. 2008. Maine smiles matter: Early childhood caries prevention and education program. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, multiple items.

                                                                      Kids Oral Health Partnership
                                                                      11 Parkwood Drive
                                                                      Augusta, ME 04330

                                                                      Website: http://www.kidsoralhealthpartnership.org
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      These training materials are designed to help health and early childhood professionals recognize early childhood caries (ECC), assess ECC risk, educate families, and provide referrals when appropriate. Contents include a letter describing the training, presentation slides, pretests and post-tests, educational materials for parents and other caregivers, and related resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Early childhood caries, Risk assessment, Anticipatory guidance, Referrals, Training materials

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                                                                      Tinanoff N, Lowe E, Holt K, Goodman H. 2010. Maryland's mouths matter: Fluoride varnish and oral health screening programs for kids—Training for EPSDT medical providers in Maryland. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center; Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health.

                                                                      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 from the website.

                                                                      This curriculum is designed to provide Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment medical providers (i.e., physicians, nurse practitioners) and other health professionals in Maryland with knowledge and skills to reduce the incidence of dental caries among children ages 3 and under and to contribute to the establishment of a dental home. The series of four modules provides information on the role of medical providers in children's oral health. Also included are a description of the dental caries process and instructions on how to conduct a dental caries risk assessment. Finally, the modules address the provision of anticipatory guidance, the application of fluoride varnish, and the importance of referring young children to a dentist. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Disease prevention, Anticipatory guidance, Risk assessment, Dental caries, Fluorides, Referrals, EPSDT, Screening, Distance education, Professional training, Maryland

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                                                                      Washington State Health Care Authority. 2013. Medicaid provider guide: Access to Baby and Child Dentistry. [Olympia, WA]: Washington State Health Care Authority, 14 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://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      This manual contains instructions for participating in Access to Baby and Child Dentistry, a program to increase access to oral health services for Medicaid-eligible infants and children from birth through age 5 in Washington. Topics include eligibility, coverage, authorization, and billing and claim forms. Fee schedules are also available.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Dental care, Reimbursement, Provider participation, Medicaid, State programs, Washington

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                                                                      West Virginia University School of Dentistry. 2012. Medical infant and child oral health program. [Morgantown, WV]: West Virginia University School of Dentistry, multiple items.

                                                                      West Virginia University, School of Dentistry
                                                                      P.O. Box 9400
                                                                      Morgantown, WV 26506-9400

                                                                      Telephone: (304) 293-2521
                                                                      Fax: (304) 293-2859
                                                                      E-mail: SOD_General_Info@hsc.wvu.edu
                                                                      Website: http://dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu/pages
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      These training materials describe phase 1 of the Medical Infant and Child Oral Health Program in West Virginia. Completion of the program is required for all primary care physicians and their medical ancillary personnel working in offices that receive reimbursement from the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program or Medicaid for oral health assessment and fluoride varnish applications for children under age 3. Phase 2 materials will be made available within 60 days after the successful completion of phase 1.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Continuing education, Screening, Fluorides, Training materials, Medical personnel, West Virginia, Adults

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                                                                      Texas Department of State Health Services, Nutrition Services Section and Texas Oral Health Coalition. 2006. Nothing but the tooth. [Austin, TX]: Texas Department of State Health Services, Nutrition Services Section and Texas Oral Health Coalition, 2 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; also available from the website.

                                                                      This video resource provides information on oral health and oral hygiene for pregnant and parenting women and their infants. The content focuses on the importance of visiting the dentist early in pregnancy, maintaining oral hygiene practices throughout pregnancy, and potential concerns about oral disease during pregnancy. Additional information is included on the importance of breastfeeding in healthy oral development, cleaning an infant's gums, avoiding frequent and prolonged eating, avoiding utensil-sharing, and scheduling the first dental visit on or before an infant's first birthday. Content is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Infants, Disease prevention, Educational materials, Videotapes, DVDs, Spanish language materials, Audiovisual materials

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                                                                      Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Opportunities for collaboration between state oral health and maternal and child health programs to improve early childhood oral health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 9 pp.

                                                                      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 brief discusses efforts to integrate oral health activities and information into state maternal and child health (MCH) early childhood programs to improve oral health status. The brief focuses on MCH state-level early childhood programs relevant to oral health, specifically the Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The brief also presents examples of oral health integration into state ECCS programs, other opportunities to collaborate with state MCH programs, and resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Collaboration, Home visiting, Early childhood, Federal MCH programs, State MCH programs, Service integration, Health systems agencies, Service delivery systems

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                                                                      U.S. Office of Head Start. 2006. Oral health - revision: ACF-PI-HS-06-03 [program instruction]. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start.

                                                                      Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
                                                                      U.S. Office of Head Start Telephone: (866) 763-6481
                                                                      Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      This program instruction explains the Office of Head Start's policies and expectations regarding grantee compliance with selected oral health requirements of 45 CFR 1304 Subpart B-Early Childhood Development and Health Services. Topics include toothbrushing for infants and children; dental home; determination by a health professional of age-appropriate preventive and primary health care; the state Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program; ongoing care; oral health screening; the Medicaid state plan; and paying for oral health services. The program instruction is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Head Start, Screening, EPSDT, Medicaid, Spanish language materials

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                                                                      South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Oral Health Division. 2005. Oral health activity booklet: Infants, toddlers, preschoolers. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 47 pp.

                                                                      South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health
                                                                      2600 Bull Street
                                                                      Columbia, SC 29201

                                                                      Telephone: (803) 898-3432
                                                                      Website: http://www.scdhec.gov/health/mch/oral/index.htm
                                                                      Available from the website.

                                                                      This activity booklet is designed for caregivers of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to involve young children in hands-on activities that will acquaint them with their mouths and how to care for their teeth; help them learn to like healthy foods; and encourage them to keep their smiles safe. Contents include illustrations, stories, songs, coloring sheets, and additional resources.

                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Dental care, Nutrition, Learning activities, Consumer education materials

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                                                                      Colorado Community Health Network and Colorado Oral Health Network. 2005. Oral health and your healthy baby. [Denver, CO]: Colorado Community Health Network , 1 p.

                                                                      Colorado Community Health Network
                                                                      600 Grant Street, Suite 800
                                                                      Denver, CO 80203

                                                                      Telephone: (303) 861-5165
                                                                      Fax: (303) 861-5315
                                                                      Website: http://www.cchn.org
                                                                      Single copies available at no charge.

                                                                      This handout for consumers with low literacy skills tells a story about the importance of oral health during pregnancy. The handout also illustrates how bacteria in gum disease may result in premature or low-birthweight infants. The handout is available in English, Spanish, French, and Russian.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Dental hygiene, Prenatal care, Women's health promotion, Consumer education materials, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Spanish language materials, Periodontal diseases

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                                                                        Hilton I, Lampron C, Anderson J, Jacobs T. 2008. Oral health disparities collaborative implementation manual. Rockville, MD: Health Resources and Services Administration, Center for Quality, 63 pp.

                                                                        Health Care Communities
                                                                        HRSA Healthcare Systems Bureau 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10C-03
                                                                        Rockville, MD 20857

                                                                        E-mail: webmaster@mail.healthcarecommunities.org
                                                                        Website: http://www.healthcarecommunities.org
                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                        This manual provides an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Oral Health Disparities Pilot, launched in 2005. The care model is described as it relates to the improvement of perinatal oral health and the treatment and prevention of early childhood caries. Contents describe lessons learned, oral health and medical primary care integration, the business case for oral health, a guide to getting started, and information about improving dental practice efficiency. Also included is Steps to Success, a compilation of change concepts and ideas for improving the oral health status of pregnant women and of infants and children from birth through age 5.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Young children, Perinatal care, Early childhood caries, Dental care, Collaboration, Service integration, Integrated information systems, Model programs, Manuals

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                                                                        Clifford R, Duke G. 2010. Oral health for infants and toddlers: A medical provider's guide. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

                                                                        California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Oral Health Program
                                                                        MS Code 8305 P.O. Box 997420
                                                                        Sacramento, CA 95899-7420

                                                                        Telephone: (866) 241-0395
                                                                        Fax: (916) 650-0305
                                                                        E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov
                                                                        Website: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MCAHOralHealth/Pages/default.aspx
                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                        This guide for health professionals presents information on tooth development and function through age 12 and on the importance of assessing risk for tooth decay and promoting oral health early in life. Photographs illustrate signs of tooth decay and risk assessment techniques such as lift-the-lip and knee-to-knee. Strategies for reducing the risk of transmitting caries-causing bacteria and risk-reduction aids such as fluoride supplements, fluoride varnish, and breastfeeding are also described.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Risk assessment, Health promotion, Service integration, Resources for professionals

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                                                                        National Association of School Nurses. [2011]. Oral health guidance for parents of young children. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 1 p.

                                                                        National Association of School Nurses
                                                                        1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925
                                                                        Silver Spring, MD 20910

                                                                        Telephone: (240) 821-1130
                                                                        Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767
                                                                        Fax: (301) 585-1791
                                                                        E-mail: nasn@nasn.org
                                                                        Website: http://www.nasn.org
                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                        This tip sheet for parents provides guidance on children's oral health. Topics include dental visits, fluoridated drinking water, toothbrushing, nutrition, and dental sealants.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Children, Dental hygiene, Dental care, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Educational materials

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                                                                        Levin E, Koskela L, Horan J, Duval T, Smith J, Lense E. 2008. Oral health of Georgia's children: Results from the 2006 Georgia Head Start oral health survey. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, 6 pp.

                                                                        Georgia Department of Public Health, Oral Health Section
                                                                        Two Peachtree Street, N.W.
                                                                        Atlanta, GA 30303-3186

                                                                        Telephone: (404) 657-6639
                                                                        E-mail: llkoskela@dhr.state.ga.us
                                                                        Website: http://dph.georgia.gov/oral-health
                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                        This document discusses findings and conclusions from a survey of children enrolled in Georgia Head Start programs, as well as actions to improve the oral health of all children in the state. Findings on children's oral health are presented by sex, race, and ethnicity. Topics include tooth decay, caries experience, untreated decay, white spot lesions, early childhood caries (ECC), severe ECC, rampant caries, and need for dental care. Information on the survey methodology is also provided.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Head Start, Early childhood caries, Community action, State surveys, Georgia

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                                                                        Schwarz R, Sykes T, Stanton C. 2009. Oral health resource guide for children ages 0-5. [Tempe, AZ]: Arizona Head Start Association, 12 pp.

                                                                        Arizona Head Start Association
                                                                        2525 South Rural Road, Suite 4-S
                                                                        Tempe, AZ 85282

                                                                        Telephone: (480) 557-9607
                                                                        Fax: (480) 557-9614
                                                                        Website: http://www.azheadstart.org
                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                        This guide lists and describes entities that produce materials for use in educating expectant parents and parents of infants and children from birth to age 5 in Arizona about oral health topics. The guide describes various types of resources such as training modules, posters, brochures, handouts, parent information, videos, English- and Spanish-language materials, manuals, presentation slides, flip charts, tip cards, and curricula. Topics include oral health training for health professionals, continuing education in pediatric oral health, anticipatory guidance, infant and young child oral health screening, fluoride, early childhood caries, and oral hygiene.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Dental hygiene, Educational materials, Resources for professionals, Arizona, Children

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                                                                        American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Dentistry. 2003. Oral health risk assessment timing and establishment of the dental home. Pediatrics 111(5):1113-1116, (Policy statement).

                                                                        American Academy of Pediatrics
                                                                        141 Northwest Point Boulevard
                                                                        Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

                                                                        Telephone: (847) 434-4000
                                                                        Fax: (847) 434-8000
                                                                        Website: http://www.aap.org
                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                        This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Pediatric Dentistry focuses on guidelines for identifying pregnant women and children at high risk for dental caries. It provides background on the prevalence and risk factors for early childhood caries, groups at risk for dental caries, the oral health risk assessment, the dental home, anticipatory guidance, and family health education.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Children, Dental care, Risk assessment, Anticipatory guidance, Health education, Early childhood caries

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                                                                        American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures, National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health. 2011. Oral health risk assessment tool [and guidance]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 3 pp.

                                                                        American Academy of Pediatrics
                                                                        141 Northwest Point Boulevard
                                                                        Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

                                                                        Telephone: (847) 434-4000
                                                                        Fax: (847) 434-8000
                                                                        Website: http://www.aap.org
                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                        This tool, along with accompanying guidance, is designed to help health professionals implement oral health risk assessment during health supervision visits. Topics include risk-assessment timing, risk factors, protective factors, and clinical findings. The tool is intended for documenting dental caries risk of infants or young children (from birth to age 6). Information on treatment for those at high risk for caries and color photographs depicting various clinical findings are included.

                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Dental caries, Risk assessment, High risk groups, Risk factors, Protective factors, Resources for professionals

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                                                                        American Academy of Pediatrics. 2005. Oral health risk assessment: Training for pediatricians and other child health professionals [rev. ed.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 CD-ROM.

                                                                        American Academy of Pediatrics
                                                                        141 Northwest Point Boulevard
                                                                        Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

                                                                        Telephone: (847) 434-4000
                                                                        Fax: (847) 434-8000
                                                                        Website: http://www.aap.org
                                                                        Contact for cost information.

                                                                        This training course for pediatricians and other health professionals provides an overview of how to conduct an oral health risk assessment and triage for infants and young children from birth to age 3. The information is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy statement, Oral Health Risk Assessment Timing and Establishment of a Dental Home. Topics include the role of the health professional in assessing children's oral health, the pathogenesis of dental caries, risk assessment, prevention strategies, establishing a dental home, and oral health education. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Risk assessment, Disease prevention, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Dental care, Distance education, Continuing education, Resources for professionals

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                                                                          Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2010. Oral health screening guide. [Madison, WI]: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

                                                                          Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program
                                                                          P.O. Box 2659
                                                                          Madison, WI 53701-2659

                                                                          Telephone: (608) 266-0876
                                                                          Fax: (608) 266-8925
                                                                          Website: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/Oral_Health
                                                                          Available from the website.

                                                                          This handout presents photographs illustrating varying degrees of tooth decay and other oral conditions in young children, along with a tooth-eruption chart to aid health professionals in oral health screening. The handout also provides facts on fluoride varnish, as well as tips on oral hygiene, dental visits, and other oral health topics.

                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Screenings, Fluorides, Resources for professionals

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                                                                          South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health. 2011. Oral health teacher activities for the early childhood classroom: Infants, toddlers, preschoolers. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 43 pp.

                                                                          South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health
                                                                          2600 Bull Street
                                                                          Columbia, SC 29201

                                                                          Telephone: (803) 898-3432
                                                                          Website: http://www.scdhec.gov/health/mch/oral/index.htm
                                                                          Available from the web site.

                                                                          This guide contains 13 hands-on activities for infants through age four to help acquaint them with their mouth, how to care for their teeth, learn to like healthy foods, and encourage them to keep their smiles safe. Each of the lessons includes information on the purpose of the activity, the time required to do the activity, the supplies needed, step by step directions, related resources such as books, suggestions for reinforcing the ideas, as well as information for parents.

                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Learning activities, Materials for children

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                                                                          American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2011. Parent education brochures. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, multiple items.

                                                                          American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
                                                                          211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1700
                                                                          Chicago, IL 60611-2637

                                                                          Telephone: (312) 337-2169
                                                                          Fax: (312) 337-6329
                                                                          Website: http://www.aapd.org
                                                                          $45 per 100 (members); $54 per 100 (nonmembers); also available at no charge from the website.

                                                                          These brochures provide information on oral health topics for parents, teachers, school nurses, and others. Topics include oral health care for infants; thumb, finger, and pacifier habits; diet and snacking; fluoride; dental sealants; emergency care; conscious sedation, general anesthesia, and nitrous oxide; pediatric dentists; preventive dentistry; regular dental visits; space maintenance; and X-ray use and safety.

                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Dental care: Prevention services, Health promotion, Pediatric dentistry, Consumer education materials

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                                                                          Bruerd B, Kinney MB, Backinger C. 1989. Parents helping parents stop baby bottle tooth decay. Salem, OR: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Head Start, 20 pp.

                                                                          Barbara Holcomb
                                                                          12830 Southwest Foothill Drive
                                                                          Portland, OR 97225-5516

                                                                          Telephone: (503) 644-1026
                                                                          $18.00; slides $31.50; plus shipping and handling; contact publisher for details.

                                                                          This booklet describes methods for preventing early childhood caries (ECC). The content is formated as a flip chart and uses photographs and text to describe ECC and its prevalence among Native American infants and children. The booklet and the accompanying slides are available in versions for Native American and multi-ethnic populations. The booklet is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, American Indians, Early childhood caries, Prevalence, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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                                                                            New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry; and the New York State Head Start Association. 2003. Partners in prevention: Getting a Head Start on oral health—An infant/toddler oral health continuing education course. [New York, NY]: New York University, College of Dentistry; Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and the New York State Head Start Association.

                                                                            New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
                                                                            Weissman, 421 First Avenue, 976
                                                                            New York, NY 10010

                                                                            Telephone: (212) 998-9656
                                                                            Fax: (2120 995-4242
                                                                            E-mail: lr3@nyu.edu
                                                                            Available from the website.

                                                                            This website offers a train-the-trainer continuing education course for health professionals who work with Early Head Start and Head Start. Topics include prenatal care, pregnancy, and oral health; oral pathology of the infant and young child; oral manifestation of systemic disease; tooth formation, tooth eruption, and teething; nutritive and nonnutritive sucking; acquisition of the oral flora; oral hygiene and preventing early childhood caries; fluoride benefits; diet and nutrition; oral facial trauma and child abuse; simple rules for good oral health; and a summary of anticipatory guidance. Also provided on the Web site are a completion certificate and quiz, references, and resources.

                                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Infant health, Teething, Child health, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Dental hygiene, Fluorides, Continuing education, Head Start, Professional education, Training, World Wide Web, Distance education, Young children

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                                                                            New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. 1998. Partners in prevention: Infant oral health manual for health professionals. [New York, NY]: New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, 38 pp, 5 pamphlets, directory (90 pp).

                                                                            New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
                                                                            Weissman, 421 First Avenue, 976
                                                                            New York, NY 10010

                                                                            Telephone: (212) 998-9656
                                                                            Fax: (2120 995-4242
                                                                            E-mail: lr3@nyu.edu
                                                                            Contact for cost information.

                                                                            This manual for health professionals educates pregnant women and new mothers about promoting oral health and preventing oral disease in their infants and young children. Topics include prenatal care, pregnancy, and oral health; tooth formation; acquisition of oral flora; initial oral evaluations; benefits of fluoride and understanding dental caries in the context of diet and nutrition; nutritive and nonnutritive sucking; oral hygiene; dental/orofacial trauma; simple rules for good oral health; a summary of anticipatory guidance; oral pathology of the infant and toddler; and oral manifestations of systemic disease. The manual comes with a list of relevant Web sites and a packet of oral health education pamphlets.

                                                                              Keywords: Manuals, Infants, Children, Oral health, Prevention programs, Patient education, Tooth diseases, Prenatal care, Pregnancy, Dental hygiene, Physical examinations, Fluorides, Dental caries, Child nutrition, Infant nutrition, Sucking, Pathology, Pamphlets, Directories, Curricula

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                                                                              American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2011-. Points of light: A resource guide for pediatric and general dentists to successfully establish an infant oral health referral infrastructure in your community and state. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, multiple items.

                                                                              American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
                                                                              211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1700
                                                                              Chicago, IL 60611-2637

                                                                              Telephone: (312) 337-2169
                                                                              Fax: (312) 337-6329
                                                                              Website: http://www.aapd.org
                                                                              Available from the website.

                                                                              This guide outlines a process for establishing an infant oral health referral infrastructure in communities and states. Topics include collaboration among dentists and pediatric health professionals to encourage early dental referrals, risk assessment timing, and establishment of the dental home. Contents include sample referral letters for dentists and physicians, a policy statement, and a handout and presentation on infant oral health care.

                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Public health infrastructure, Risk assessment, Referrals, Collaboration, Work force, Public policy

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                                                                              Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2009-. Policy statements. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, multiple items.

                                                                              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.

                                                                              These statements reflect the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' (ASTDDs') priorities and stance on dental public health issues. Topics include community water fluoridation, coordinated school oral health, dental amalgam, dental sealants and bisphenol A, early childhood caries, first dental visit by age one, fluoride supplements, fluoride varnish, health care reform, Healthy People 2020 and the oral health leading health indicator, perinatal oral health, preventing tobacco use and eliminating exposure to second-hand smoke, school-based or school-linked mobile or portable services, school dental sealant programs, and oral health program infrastructure and capacity. Links to information on ASTDD's policy committee; ASTDD issue briefs, position papers, and resolutions; and related resources from other organizations are also available from the website.

                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Professional societies, Public policy, Policy development

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                                                                              Mississippi State Department of Health. n.d.. Pregnancy, infant, and toddler oral health. [Jackson, MS]: Mississippi State Department of Health, 2 pp.

                                                                              Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services
                                                                              Box 1700
                                                                              Jackson, MS 39215-1700

                                                                              Telephone: (601) 576-7500
                                                                              Website: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html
                                                                              Available from the website.

                                                                              This fact sheet provides information on oral health care during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Topics include the importance of dental care throughout pregnancy, limiting snacking to prevent dental caries, and daily toothbrushing with fluoridated toothpaste.

                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Infants, Young children, Dental hygiene, Consumer education materials

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                                                                              Minnesota Department of Health. 2004. Pregnant women, mothers and infants: Dental health for women. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, 2 pp, (Minnesota Title V needs assessment fact sheets).

                                                                              Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section
                                                                              P.O. Box 64882 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 400
                                                                              St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

                                                                              Telephone: (651) 201-3760
                                                                              Website: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/mch/
                                                                              Available from the website.

                                                                              This fact sheet outlines the oral health and oral-health-related service needs of pregnant women, mothers, and infants in Minnesota, a chosen priority issue for the 2005 Title V Block Grant needs assessment reporting requirement. The fact sheet addresses the following topics: the magnitude and seriousness of the problem; interventions to increase access to oral health services and integrate oral health care within the current system of care accessed by women throughout their lives; the effectiveness of specific interventions; and state programs and strategies to increase access to oral health services for women of childbearing age. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Access to health care, Barriers, Pregnant women, Women's health, Infants, Young children, Statistics, State surveys, Minnesota

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                                                                              South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2010. Prevent infant and toddler tooth decay or early childhood caries (ECC). Pierre, SD: South Dakota Department of Health, 4 pp.

                                                                              South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program
                                                                              615 East Fourth Street
                                                                              Pierre, SD 57501

                                                                              Telephone: (605) 773-3361
                                                                              Website: https://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oral-health-program/
                                                                              Available at no charge; also available from the website.

                                                                              This brochure for parents describes early childhood caries and how to prevent tooth decay in infants and young children. Topics include the importance of healthy primary teeth and gums, oral hygiene, avoiding putting an infant or young child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup, avoiding drinks high in sugar, when to teach an infant or young child to drink from a cup, and when to schedule the first dental visit.

                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Parent education, Early childhood caries, Infant health, Child health, Educational materials, Brochures, Young children, Infants

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                                                                              Sutter County Women, Infants, and Children Program. 2004. Preventing baby bottle tooth decay. Yuba City, CA: Sutter County Public Health and Clinical Services Division.

                                                                              National Agricultural Library
                                                                              Abraham Lincoln Building 10301 Baltimore Avenue
                                                                              Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

                                                                              Telephone: (301) 504-5755
                                                                              Secondary Telephone: (301) 504-6856
                                                                              Fax: (301) 504-6927
                                                                              E-mail: lmooney@nal.usda.gov
                                                                              Website: http://www.nal.usda.gov/
                                                                              Available from the website.

                                                                              This presentation and accompanying speaker notes encourage parents to help their children establish good oral health habits and avoid foods that may cause tooth decay. The primary focus of the materials is on the use of bottles and cups and the steps parents can take to prevent early childhood caries such as wiping baby's gums, fluoride use (after 6 months of age), and when to schedule the first dental visit. Topics include examples of early childhood caries and a discussion of why primary teeth are important. The speaker notes include information about props, handouts, and incentives. Developed for use in nutrition education sessions with particiants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program in Sutter County, California, the materials may be adapted to fit existing nutrition education programs in other places. The PowerPoint presentations are available in English and Spanish and the speaker notes are only available in English.

                                                                                Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Dental hygiene, Infants, Young children, Educational materials, Training materials, Spanish language materials

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                                                                                U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Prevention Services, Dental Disease Prevention Activity. [1995]. Preventing baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD): A comprehensive training program for community workers and health professionals. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 items; 1 set of 49 slides, 2 videotapes (14 minutes, and 135 minutes, VHF 1/2 inch).

                                                                                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 teaching guide contains materials used in two train-the-trainer sessions that focused on early childhood caries. The training sessions were held during April and May 1995 in Estes Park, Colorado. The guide includes fact sheets, evaluation materials, background materials for three different modules, a packet of sample promotional materials, and slides and videotapes for use with the training modules. The first module describes the history of the program that developed these materials and includes background information on organizing a community-based prevention program. The second and third modules contain training guides and training manuals for giving presentations to community workers and health professionals.

                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Early childhood caries, Training materials, Community health workers, Curricula, Audiovisual materials, Videotapes, Slides

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                                                                                  Bothwell E, Bruerd B, Kinney MB. [1990]. Preventing baby bottle tooth decay in Native American communities: An applied research model. Albuquerque, NM: [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services], Indian Health Service, 29 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 describes a model for promoting health prevention initiatives that target early childhood caries in Native American infants. The report introduces and defines the problem, outlines the objectives and the philosophical and structural framework of the program, and assesses the role of epidemiological, behavioral, and educational diagnoses and behavioral models in developing intervention strategies. The report also discusses tailoring the intervention to meet community needs and considers the role of administrative functions in implementing an intervention. The document includes information on designing a program evaluation and presents the results of an evaluation of 12 study sites.

                                                                                    Keywords: American Indians, Oral health, Infants, Early childhood caries, Intervention, Prevention, Health promotion, Model programs, Federal programs, Program evaluation

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                                                                                    Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Dental Health. 1991. Preventing baby bottle tooth decay: The prenatal and newborn message. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Dental Health, 29 pp, 2 handouts (2 pp each).

                                                                                    American Dental Hygienists' Association
                                                                                    444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
                                                                                    Chicago, IL 60611

                                                                                    Telephone: (312) 440-8900
                                                                                    Fax: (312) 440-1806
                                                                                    Website: http://www.adha.org
                                                                                    $24.00.

                                                                                    This instructional package was designed for use by child health clinics and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics in Ohio. The package includes a notebook containing an educational flip chart for use in training sessions with parents and child care providers. It contains behavioral contracts to encourage parents to modify their current behaviors at home with their young children to help prevent development of early childhood caries. The contracts are printed on the front and back of two distinct graphic shapes; one contains reminders to promote prevention, the other encourages intervention. The package also includes magnets that remind parents to take preventive steps, and stickers for use by clinic or program staff to mark medical records after parents have been trained. A subsequent version by the American Dental Hygienists' Association does not contain the magnets and stickers included in the original version. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                      Keywords: Early childhood caries, Oral health, Infant health, Dental caries, Dental care, Prevention programs, Intervention, Materials for parents, State initiatives, Ohio

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                                                                                      1997. Preventing baby-bottle tooth decay in Hmong children. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 1 videotape (8-1/2 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch).

                                                                                      This videotape in the Hmong language describes healthy oral health habits for infants of adults who have recently emigrated to the United States. The videotape addresses the following topics: not putting infants to bed with a bottle, not allowing siblings to share infants' bottles, how tooth decay occurs, the consequences and treatment of severe tooth decay, and the importance of taking infants to the dentist for an examination. Tips are also provided on weaning infants from a bottle and on infant tooth care. The videotape is accompanied by an English interpretation of the Hmong script.

                                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Infants, Asian language materials, Asian Americans, Audiovisual materials, Videotapes, Dental care, Educational materials

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                                                                                        Tinanoff N, ed. 1998. Proceedings: Conference on Early Childhood Caries—Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 16(Suppl. 1):1-119.

                                                                                        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 supplemental journal issue contains proceedings from the Conference on Early Childhood Caries (ECC) held in Bethesda, Maryland, in October 1997. Topics covered in the articles include (1) biological mechanisms of ECC, (2) psychosocial and behavioral issues in ECC, (3) prevention of ECC, (4) research issues in ECC, (5) policy issues in ECC, and (6) a synopsis of ECC. Each article includes references.

                                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Research, Prevention, Public policy, Conference proceedings

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                                                                                          University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. n.d.. Project Smile. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 4 modules.

                                                                                          University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine
                                                                                          7703 Floyd Curl Drive
                                                                                          San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

                                                                                          Telephone: (210) 567-4550
                                                                                          Fax: (210) 567-4579
                                                                                          Website: http://familymed.uthscsa.edu
                                                                                          Available from the website.

                                                                                          This training course for physicians comprises course instruction that includes a brief self-assessment and four modules on early childhood oral health. Module 1 defines early childhood caries (ECC) and discusses ECC prevalence, risk factors, and causes. Module 2 discusses the tooth-eruption sequence, the first oral examination, the benefits of early examinations, and the knee-to-knee oral examination. Module 3 describes the dental caries sequence, white spots, caries severity, and unusual problems. Module 4 addresses culturally sensitive care, ways to prevent ECC, anticipatory guidance, and toothbrushing technique.

                                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Young children, Family physicians, Dentists, Professional development, Training materials

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                                                                                          U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2005. Promising approaches and lessons learned for preventing or reducing early childhood caries. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 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 notebook contains participant materials from an early childhood caries (ECC) conference held on May 16-17, 2005, in Washington, DC. The conference focused on (1) identifying common program elements from each of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors Proven and Promising Best Practices for State and Community Oral Health Programs criteria that are necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of ECC and (2) creating a knowledge base to share with stakeholders that highlights promising program approaches for preventing and reducing the incidence of ECC. Notebook contents include the conference agenda; program overviews; and program descriptions from 12 national, state, and local programs. Background materials include a copy of the American Academy of Pediatrics policy on ECC, a press release from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a statement from the American Dental Association on ECC, and materials from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. Also included in the notebook are a brochure from Delta Dental and the Washington Dental Service Foundation on oral health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Model programs, Program descriptions, Community programs, State programs, National initiatives, Conferences

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                                                                                            Brown A, Lowe B, Zimmerman B. 2005. Promising approaches and lessons learned for preventing or reducing early childhood caries: Summary of a workshop convened by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 27 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 from the website.

                                                                                            This report summarizes a national forum on early childhood caries (ECC) held on May 16–17, 2005, in Washington, DC, to identify common program elements using the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' Best Practices for Oral Health Programs criteria as a framework and to develop a knowledge base of promising program approaches, practices, challenges, and lessons aimed at reducing and preventing the incidence of ECC. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) core principles of ECC prevention and disease management, (2) promising strategies and challenges of ECC programs, and (3) key considerations in developing and sustaining ECC initiatives. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Model programs, Program descriptions, Community programs, State programs, National initiatives, Conferences, Families, Young children, Parents

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                                                                                            Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM. 2008. Promoting oral health. In Bright futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents (3rd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 14 pp.

                                                                                            American Academy of Pediatrics
                                                                                            141 Northwest Point Boulevard
                                                                                            Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

                                                                                            Telephone: (847) 434-4000
                                                                                            Fax: (847) 434-8000
                                                                                            Website: http://www.aap.org
                                                                                            Available from the web site.

                                                                                            This chapter discusses oral health promotion as part of overall health and well-being of children and adolescents for all health care professionals. Topics include a range of health promotion and disease prevention concerns, including dental caries (tooth decay); periodontal health; proper development and alignment of facial bones, jaws, and teeth; oral diseases and conditions; and trauma or injury to the mouth and teeth. Additional topics include the dental home, fluoride, services for children and youth with special health needs; oral hygiene; nutrition; and oral health risk assessment. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                            Keywords: Oral health, Bright Futures, Dental caries, Periodontal diseases, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Emergencies, Children with special health care needs, Dental hygiene, Physical development, Nutrition, Resources for professionals

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                                                                                            Dental Society of the State of New York. [1998]. Protect your baby's precious smile. Albany, NY: Dental Society of the State of New York, 2 pp.

                                                                                            Dental Society of the State of New York
                                                                                            121 State Street, Fourth Floor
                                                                                            Albany, NY 12207-1622

                                                                                            Telephone: (518) 465-0044
                                                                                            Fax: (518) 465-3219
                                                                                            E-mail:
                                                                                            Single copies available at no charge.

                                                                                            This brochure explains what causes early childhood caries and why it is bad for children. Ways to prevent early childhood caries are discussed, including putting the baby to bed without a bottle. The timing of when to give sugar-containing liquids to babies is also discussed.

                                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Infant health, Child health, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Bottle feeding

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                                                                                              Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2007. Protect your baby's teeth from early childhood tooth decay. [Providence, RI]: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 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
                                                                                              Available from the website.

                                                                                              This brochure for parents describes ways to keep infants' gums and teeth healthy during the first year. It discusses early signs and causes of tooth decay, appropriate use of bottles and sippy cups, and how to clean an infant's gums and teeth. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Infant health, Early childhood caries, Disease prevention, Consumer education materials, Rhode Island, Spanish language materials, Infants

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                                                                                              Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Best Practices Committee. 2003-2013. Proven and promising best practices for state and community oral health programs. [Sparks, NV]: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 12 items.

                                                                                              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 resource provides information to help state, territorial, and community oral health programs develop best practices within the context of their environments. Contents include reports on public health strategies that are supported by evidence for their impact and effectiveness. Topics include coordinated school health programs; prevention and control of early childhood tooth decay; perinatal oral health; school fluoride and dental sealant programs; special health care needs; state coalitions, plans, and mandates; surveillance systems; water fluoridation; and work force development. The resource also provides access to state and community practice examples that illustrate successful implementation of best practice approaches. Additional resources such as definitions, criteria, and surveys are available. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Model programs, Public health services, Community programs, State programs

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                                                                                              Hanlon C. 2010. Reimbursing medical providers for preventive oral health services: State policy options. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy; Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States, 27 pp.

                                                                                              National Academy for State Health Policy
                                                                                              10 Free Street, Second Floor
                                                                                              Portland, ME 04101

                                                                                              Telephone: (207) 874-6524
                                                                                              Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101
                                                                                              Fax: (207) 874-6527
                                                                                              E-mail: info@nashp.org
                                                                                              Website: http://www.nashp.org
                                                                                              Available from the website.

                                                                                              This report is intended to help states that are considering adopting policies to increase children’s access to preventive oral health services by reimbursing primary care health professionals for services such as oral health risk assessment, oral health screening or oral examination, fluoride varnish application, and caregiver education. Contents include policy design and implementation considerations and lessons learned from interviews in states (Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Utah, and Washington). Topics include service components and reimbursement, training, legislation and regulation, evaluation, and stakeholder collaboration.

                                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Reimbursement, Policy development, State health care reform, Resources for professionals

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                                                                                              National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2010-. Resource highlights. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, multiple 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 from the website.

                                                                                              These resources for professionals highlight materials and websites on oral health topics. Topics include children and adolescents with special health care needs, dental home, dental sealants, domestic violence, early childhood caries, fluoridated water, fluoride varnish, Head Start, health literacy, home visiting, injury, K-12 education, nutrition, pregnancy, school health services, school readiness, and tobacco. Some of the materials and websites are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Adolescents, Children with special health care needs, Pregnant women, Information sources, Electronic publications, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

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                                                                                              Ng MW. 2013. Risk-based disease prevention and management of early childhood caries (ECC). Boston, MA: Boston Children's Hospital, 22 pp.

                                                                                              National Initiative for Children's Health Quality
                                                                                              30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor
                                                                                              Boston, MA 02108

                                                                                              Telephone: (617) 391-2700
                                                                                              Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832
                                                                                              Fax: (617) 391-2701
                                                                                              E-mail: info@nichq.org
                                                                                              Website: http://www.nichq.org
                                                                                              Available from the web site.

                                                                                              This flip chart is designed to help oral health educators communicate with families about the importance of good oral health habits and healthy eating behaviors early in life to prevent tooth decay. Topics include limiting juice and sugar-sweetened beverages for better oral health. The chart promotes brushing a child’s teeth right before bed and giving a child no beverage other than water to take to bed.

                                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Nutrition, Young children, Families, Dental hygiene, Dental caries, Health promotion

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                                                                                              Missouri Coalition for Oral Health. 2008. Show me your smile!. [Jefferson City, MO]: Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, 2 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
                                                                                              Single photocopies available at no charge.

                                                                                              This brochure and fact sheet provide information on oral health and oral disease prevention during pregnancy and early childhood (from birth through age 5). Contents include oral health and general health, tips on nutrition and diet, the use of fluorides, and prenatal oral health care. Tips for assessing oral conditions in young children, reducing bacteria transfer, and preventing early childhood caries are also provided. A discussion of the importance of primary teeth to a child's future oral health, a tooth-eruption chart, and photographs depicting the stages of tooth decay are included. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                                                Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Young children, Health promotion, Disease prevention, Fluorides, State initiatives, Missouri, Dental care, Spanish language materials

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                                                                                                Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services. 2006. Smiles for Ohio fluoride varnish program for primary care providers. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services, 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; also available from the website.

                                                                                                This training manual provides information on how to assess the oral health of infants and young children at well-child examinations to better enable health professionals to identify infants and young children at risk for early childhood caries. The manual also provides information on how to implement the Smiles for Ohio Fluoride Varnish Program to apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of children at high risk of tooth decay. The manual includes presentation slides, information on making the program work in practice, supply information, information about Medicaid reimbursement, a selection of fluoride-varnish literature, information about referral, a list of additional resources, and handouts and anticipatory guidance. A CD-ROM in the back of the manual contains the manual contents in .pdf format, as well as video clips and the Fluoride Varnish Reference Guide. A DVD containing a narrated video of the slide presentation and a print copy of Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health–Pocket Guide are also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                                Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, State programs, Ohio, Medicaid, Reimbursement, Fluorides, High risk infants, High risk children, Referral, Training, Manuals, Resources for professionals, CD-ROMs, DVDs

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                                                                                                Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. [2005]. Social marketing research: Early childhood caries. [Phoenix, AZ:] Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 3 pp.

                                                                                                Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health
                                                                                                150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320
                                                                                                Phoenix, AZ 85007

                                                                                                Telephone: (602) 542-1866
                                                                                                Fax: (602) 364-1494
                                                                                                Website: http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/owch/oral-health
                                                                                                Available from the website.

                                                                                                This report presents results of the first two phases of a pediatric social marketing research project on oral health awareness targeted at parents of young children. The report provides information on the methods and results of social marketing research, identifies three important target audiences for information on early childhood caries, identifies potential areas of influence to impact knowledge and behavioral changes in the target population, and discusses next steps for the implementation of the social marketing campaign. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                                Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Early childhood caries, Public awareness campaigns, Public health education, Research

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                                                                                                Wisconsin Division of Public Health. 2010. Something to smile about. [Madison, WI]: Wisconsin Division of Public Health, 20 pp.

                                                                                                Wisconsin Division of Public Health
                                                                                                P.O. Box 2659
                                                                                                Madison, WI 53701-2659

                                                                                                Telephone: (608) 266-1251
                                                                                                Secondary Telephone: (888) 701-1253
                                                                                                Fax: (608) 266-2832
                                                                                                Website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aboutDHS/dph/dph.htm
                                                                                                Available from the website.

                                                                                                This booklet for parents and other caregivers discusses infant oral health. Topics include dental caries, including white spots and early childhood caries, and the importance of having a dental visit by age 1. The brochure also provides tips on oral hygiene and infant feeding and nutrition.

                                                                                                Keywords: Oral health, Infant health, Parents, Health promotion, Educational materials

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                                                                                                Owens A, Palmer C. 2002. Soundbites: Nutrition and oral health guidelines for pregnant women, infants, and young children [Video and video guidebook]. Boston, MA: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, 2 items.

                                                                                                Tufts-New England Medical Center, Frances Stern Nutrition Center
                                                                                                800 Washington Street , NEMC #783
                                                                                                Boston, MA 02111

                                                                                                Telephone: (617) 636-5273
                                                                                                Fax:
                                                                                                E-mail:
                                                                                                Website: http://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/ourservices/SpecialServicesandCenters/FrancesSternNutritionCenter/default
                                                                                                $40.00 plus shipping and handling.

                                                                                                This videotape and guidebook are designed to help promote good nutrition and oral health for pregnant women, infants, children, and infants' and children's caregivers. The videotape discusses common oral health topics such as care of the mouth, nutrition to promote good oral health, and how to prevent common childhood oral health problems. The guidebook includes the following sections: pregnancy, birth to 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, 1 year to 2 years, 2 years to 3 years, and children with special health care needs. Additional sections include a review of the Soundbites program goals and suggestions for learning; a discussion of the importance of nutrition and oral health care during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood; a videotape; and an evaluation form.

                                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Nutrition, Dental care, Pregnant women, Children, Educational materials, Audiovisual materials, Videotapes

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                                                                                                  South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 2009. South Carolina takes action: Oral health for the young child. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 21 pp.

                                                                                                  South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health
                                                                                                  2600 Bull Street
                                                                                                  Columbia, SC 29201

                                                                                                  Telephone: (803) 898-3432
                                                                                                  Website: http://www.scdhec.gov/health/mch/oral/index.htm
                                                                                                  Available from the website.

                                                                                                  This report provides recommendations on early childhood oral health for parents and other caregivers and health professionals. Topics include dental caries, prevention and risk assessment, and anticipatory guidance and education. The report is part of a campaign to build consensus and support for standards of care in South Carolina.

                                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Disease prevention, Standards, Parent education, Public awareness campaigns, State initiatives, South Carolina

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                                                                                                  Freda MC, ed. 2008. Special issue on oral health in women and children. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing 33(1):1-64, (Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins).

                                                                                                  Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
                                                                                                  PO Box 1620
                                                                                                  Hagerstown, MD 21741

                                                                                                  Telephone: (800) 638-3030
                                                                                                  Secondary Telephone: (301) 223-23000
                                                                                                  Fax: (301) 223-2400
                                                                                                  E-mail: customerservice@lww.com
                                                                                                  Website: http://www.lww.com/index.html
                                                                                                  Contact for cost information.

                                                                                                  This special issue focuses on the role of nurses in promoting oral health in women, children, and adolescents. Topics includes a nurses' call to action to help improve oral health in women; gaps in practice and research on pregnancy and oral health and recommendations to close these gaps; and maternal periodontal disease, pregnancy, and neonatal outcomes. The journal also addresses infant nutrition and oral health, early childhood caries and suggestions for improving oral health in children, and nursing care and management of pathological oral conditions in women and children. Additional content focuses on nurse-dentist collaboration.

                                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Children, Adolescents, Women, Pregnancy, Nursing, Early childhood caries, Periodontal diseases, Disease prevention, Dental care, Resources for professionals

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                                                                                                  Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. 2012. State Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Targeted Oral health Services Systems (TOHSS) Grant Program: Final project narrative, 2007-2011. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 16 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 from the website.

                                                                                                  This report describes a project in Florida to increase age 1 dental visits for children at high risk for oral disease and improve access to oral health services for children with special health care needs. The report includes an overview of the need for improved oral health access; describes significant changes, experiences, and collaborative activities related to the project; and discusses project sustainability. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Children with special health care needs, Access to health care, Collaboration, Florida, Final reports

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                                                                                                  VanLandeghem K, Edelstein B. 2010. Strategies for sustaining and enhancing prevention of childhood tooth decay during challenging times. Washington, DC: National Oral Health Policy Center, 13 pp, (TrendNotes).

                                                                                                  National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center
                                                                                                  Children's Dental Health Project 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
                                                                                                  Washington, DC 20036

                                                                                                  Telephone: (202) 833-8288
                                                                                                  E-mail: cdhpinfo@cdhp.org
                                                                                                  Website: http://nmcohpc.net
                                                                                                  Available from the website.

                                                                                                  This issue of TrendNotes focuses on childhood dental caries and maintaining programs in the face of budget cuts to school health programs. It discusses trends; policy solutions; state budget cuts threatening advancement in prevention; sustaining core elements of comprehensive systems of care and caries prevention through systems reforms, policymaking, and programming integration; strengthening access to oral health care services; creating new sources of revenue; and improving oral health surveillance and reporting. An additional section discusses opportunities for reforming several federal programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Early childhood caries, School health services, Prevention services, Financing, Young children

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                                                                                                  California Childcare Health Program. 2010. Survival tips posters: Stop dental disease. Oakland, CA: California Childcare Health Program, 12 items.

                                                                                                  University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, California Childcare Health Program
                                                                                                  San Francisco, CA 94143

                                                                                                  Telephone: (415) 476-4695
                                                                                                  Website: http://www.ucsfchildcarehealth.org
                                                                                                  $10.00 per set of 6 for full-color laminated version; also available from the website.

                                                                                                  This series of posters presents information on the prevention of oral disease and injury in early care and education. Topics include how to handle oral injuries, oral hygiene for children, preventing tooth decay, toothbrushes for children with special health care needs, toothbrush storage, and toothbrushing. Each poster is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Children, Disease prevention, Child care centers, Posters, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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                                                                                                  American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. 2011. Symposium on early childhood caries in American Indian children and Alaska native children. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 20 pp.

                                                                                                  American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
                                                                                                  211 East Chicago Avenue
                                                                                                  Chicago, IL 60611-2678

                                                                                                  Telephone: (312) 440-2500
                                                                                                  Fax:
                                                                                                  Website: http://www.ada.org
                                                                                                  Available from the website.

                                                                                                  This report summarizes presentations from a symposium held on October 20–22, 2010, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to discuss the state of the science of caries in the primary teeth of American Indian children and Alaska Native children, identify aspects that are insufficiently understood, and make recommendations on how to fill those gaps. Topics include epidemiology, microbiology, enamel hypoplasia, and new intervention products. The report concludes with a discussion of issues that need to be addressed to reduce rampant caries in these children’s primary teeth.

                                                                                                  Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Early childhood caries, Etiology, Measures, Strategic plans, American Indians, Alaska natives, Conference proceedings, Reports

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                                                                                                  Smile Alabama!. 2004. Take a 1st look: A healthy smile = a healthy child—A pediatric resource kit. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Medicaid Agency, 14 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 kit, developed for use by health professionals, describes the Smile Alabama! 1st Look Initiative, an oral health program for children eligible for Medicaid. The kit is intended to raise health professionals' awareness of children's oral health needs and to encourage health professionals to implement oral health screening, anticipatory guidance, and referral for children at risk for having unmet oral health care needs. The kit includes an article on the importance of good oral health habits and the consequences of poor habits, brochures on the role of the dentist and regular oral health visits and on the importance of proper toothbrushing and nutrition for infants and young children, promotional materials for the office, and anticipatory guidance cards and a risk assessment chart based on national guidelines.

                                                                                                    Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Preventive health services, Medicaid, Screening, Risk assessment, Anticipatory guidance, Referrals, State programs, Alabama

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                                                                                                    Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Washington State and Delta Dental, Washington Dental Service Foundation. [2004] (ca.). Taking care of your child's baby teeth: Dental care basics for children birth to six years. Seattle, WA: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Washington State, 2 pp.

                                                                                                    WithinReach
                                                                                                    155 North East 100th Street, Suite 500
                                                                                                    Seattle, WA 98125

                                                                                                    Telephone: (800) 322-2588
                                                                                                    Secondary Telephone: (206) 284-2465
                                                                                                    Fax: (206) 270-8891
                                                                                                    E-mail: info@withinreachwa.org
                                                                                                    Website: http://withinreachwa.org
                                                                                                    Single copies available at no charge.

                                                                                                    This brochure provides advice about oral health care for parents of infants and children from birth through age 5. Topics include teething, gum cleaning and toothbrushing, the use of bottles, fluoride products, checking for white or brown spots on teeth, the causes of dental caries, and tips for preventing caries. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                                                      Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Infants, Young children, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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                                                                                                      Pew Center on the States. 2010. The cost of delay: Discussion of policies impacting children's oral health [participant folder]. Washington, DC: Pew Charitable Trusts, 6 items.

                                                                                                      Pew Charitable Trusts
                                                                                                      One Commerce Square 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
                                                                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077

                                                                                                      Telephone: (215) 575-9050
                                                                                                      Fax: (215) 575-4939
                                                                                                      E-mail: info@pewtrusts.org
                                                                                                      Website: http://www.pewtrusts.org
                                                                                                      Available for loan.

                                                                                                      This participant folder contains materials from a Congressional briefing held on February 23, 2010, in Washington, DC, to discuss the prevalence of early childhood caries and children’s access to oral health care. Contents include a fact sheet, a brief, a press release, a report, the meeting agenda, and a packet of state oral health policy descriptions. The report describes the need for low-cost solutions and discusses four proven strategies for preventing early childhood caries, including dental sealants, community water fluoridation, improvements in Medicaid, and increasing the number of oral health professionals.

                                                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Children, Child health, Access to health care, Barriers, Early childhood caries, Medicaid, Fluorides, State surveys, Provider participation, Prevention services, Work force, Meetings

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                                                                                                        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, and American Dental Association. 2007. The dental home: It's never too early to start. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, 2 pp.

                                                                                                        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
                                                                                                        211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1700
                                                                                                        Chicago, IL 60611-2637

                                                                                                        Telephone: (312) 337-2169
                                                                                                        Fax: (312) 337-6329
                                                                                                        Website: http://www.aapd.org
                                                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                                                        This flyer is designed to provide education about the dental home. It addresses the following topics: (1) the concept of the dental home, (2) how to establish the dental home, (3) how the dental home enhances the oral health professional's ability to provide optimal oral health care, and (4) how parents and oral health professionals can make a difference in a child's oral health. The brochure also contains a list of recommendations for oral health professionals and key messages to share with parents.

                                                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Parents, Medical home, Consumer education materials

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                                                                                                        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. 2010. The WIC staff's role in ECC prevention and early intervention. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 2 pp.

                                                                                                        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
                                                                                                        801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
                                                                                                        Rockville, MD 20852

                                                                                                        Telephone: (301) 443-1106
                                                                                                        Secondary Telephone: (800) IHS-DENT (447-3368)
                                                                                                        Fax: (301) 594-6610
                                                                                                        E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov
                                                                                                        Website: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry/index.cfm
                                                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                                                        This fact sheet describes early childhood caries and prevention tips for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) staff serving American Indian children from birth through age 5. Topics include oral hygiene, applying fluoride varnish, and visiting the dentist.

                                                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Young children, American Indians, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, WIC program

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                                                                                                        Altarum Institute. 2009. Topical fluoride recommendations for high-risk children: Development of decision support matrix–Recommendations from MCHB expert panel. [Washington, DC]: Altarum Institute, 19 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 from the website.

                                                                                                        This report summarizes recommendations on the use of topical fluoride in preventing and controlling tooth decay from an expert panel convened on October 22–23, 2007, in Washington, DC. The matrix was developed primarily for program staff and non-oral-health professionals in public health settings who work with infants and young children from birth to age 6 who are at high risk for tooth decay. Contents include background information, guiding questions, the development process, and conclusions and next steps. Topical fluoride recommendations for children are provided as appendices. A companion presentation is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Fluorides, Infants, Children, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Prevention services, High risk groups, Meetings

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                                                                                                        Holt K, Clark M, Barzel R. 2009. Two healthy smiles: Tips to keep you and your baby healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 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
                                                                                                        Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00291 (English), MCH00294 (Spanish).

                                                                                                        This brochure is designed to educate women about the importance of oral hygiene and oral care during pregnancy. Topics include brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental check-ups and treatment. Additional topics include the impact of hormonal changes during pregnancy on gum health, caring for an infant’s gums and teeth, and finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                                                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Infants, Pregnancy, Perinatal health, Infant health, Health promotion, Dental hygiene, Dental care, Educational materials, Spanish language materials

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                                                                                                        American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2010. Want some life saving advice? Ask your dental hygienist about proper oral health care for children. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 2 pp.

                                                                                                        American Dental Hygienists' Association
                                                                                                        444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
                                                                                                        Chicago, IL 60611

                                                                                                        Telephone: (312) 440-8900
                                                                                                        Fax: (312) 440-1806
                                                                                                        Website: http://www.adha.org
                                                                                                        Available from the website.

                                                                                                        This fact sheet for parents discusses the importance of establishing good oral hygiene in infancy and the role of dental hygienists in promoting, establishing, and maintaining oral health throughout infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Topics include the first years, toddlers' teeth, and older children and oral health. Tips on preparing a child for a dental checkup are also provided.

                                                                                                        Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Dental hygiene, Educational materials

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                                                                                                        Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Women Infants Children Program. [1996]. We can stop baby bottle tooth decay. Bethel, AK: Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Women Infants Children Program, 2 pp.

                                                                                                        Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, WIC Program
                                                                                                        P.O. Box 528
                                                                                                        Bethel, AK 99559

                                                                                                        Telephone: (907) 543-6000
                                                                                                        E-mail: info@ykhc.org
                                                                                                        Website: http://www.ykhc.org/
                                                                                                        Available at no charge.

                                                                                                        This pamphlet was designed for Alaska Natives. Early childhood caries is defined and its causes are presented. Methods of prevention and sources of more information are suggested.

                                                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Pamphlets, Alaska natives, Early childhood caries, Prevention

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                                                                                                          U.S. Office of Head Start. 2004. Why does EHS address oral health care for infants and young children?. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 4 pp, (Early Head Start tip sheet no. 18; Infant/Toddler Oral Health Care, May 2004).

                                                                                                          Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
                                                                                                          U.S. Office of Head Start Telephone: (866) 763-6481
                                                                                                          Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
                                                                                                          Available from the website.

                                                                                                          This tip sheet discusses why it's important for Early Head Start programs to address the oral health needs of infants and young children. Contents include information on prenatal oral health and infant oral care, relevant Head Start program performance standards, and a resource list for learning more about prenatal and infant oral health care.

                                                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Early Head Start, Pregnant women, Infants, Young children, Dental care, Standards

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                                                                                                          Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2012. Why worry about baby teeth?. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 1 p.

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

                                                                                                          Telephone: (515) 242-6383
                                                                                                          Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
                                                                                                          Fax: (515) 242-6384
                                                                                                          Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/OHDS/OralHealth.aspx
                                                                                                          Available from the website.

                                                                                                          This brochure for expectant and new parents and other caregivers emphasizes the importance of primary teeth to overall health. Topics include diet, nutrition, and tooth decay; caring for an infant's gums and teeth; and family oral health. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

                                                                                                          Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Parents, Developmental stages, Dental hygiene, Spanish language materials

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                                                                                                          California Department of Health Services, Children's Medical Services. 1996. You can prevent baby bottle tooth decay (rev. ed.). [Sacramento, CA]: California Department of Health Services, Children's Medical Services, 16 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 flip chart for teaching prevention of early childhood caries is intended for use with one to three clients at a time. The format allows the client to look at the picture(s) on the front and the instructor to look at information from the back at the same time. The text is in both English and Spanish.

                                                                                                            Keywords: Teaching guides, Early childhood caries, Oral health, Patient education, Spanish language materials, Prevention programs

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                                                                                                            Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2003. Your baby's teeth. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

                                                                                                            Utah Department of Health, Division of Community and Family Health Services, Oral Health Program
                                                                                                            Martha Hughes Cannon Health Building, Second Floor 288 North 1460 West
                                                                                                            Salt Lake City, UT 84116

                                                                                                            Telephone: (801) 538-9177
                                                                                                            Website: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth
                                                                                                            Single photocopies available at no charge.

                                                                                                            This brochure for parents of young children describes how an infant's oral health affects overall health. The brochure provides tips on infant oral health and includes information on teething, early childhood caries, the importance of fluoride, and when to begin seeing a dentist.

                                                                                                              Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Young children, Educational materials, Parent education

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                                                                                                              HealthPartners, Center for Health Promotion. 1999. Your child's first dental visit. Minneapolis, MN: HealthPartners, Center for Health Promotion, 1 p.

                                                                                                              HealthPartners, Center for Health Promotion
                                                                                                              8170 33rd Ave. South
                                                                                                              Bloomington , MN 55425

                                                                                                              Telephone: (952) 883-5000
                                                                                                              Secondary Telephone: (800) 883-2177
                                                                                                              Fax: (952) 883-6767
                                                                                                              Website: http://www.healthpartners.com
                                                                                                              Available at no charge.

                                                                                                              This fact sheet suggests ways parents and caregivers can make a first dental visit a positive experience for a child. It also lists actions that can be detrimental to the experience.

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                                                                                                                National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Georgetown University