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Promoting Oral Health in Young Children: A Resource Guide—Third Edition

Promoting Oral Health in Young Children: A Resource Guide

To help promote oral health and prevent oral disease in young children, the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center produced Promoting Oral Health in Young Children: A Resource Guide—Third Edition:

This guide provides an overview of the topic and features descriptions of and links to materials on data and surveillance, policy, professional education and training, public education, and state and local programs. Selected materials include a report on challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to children’s oral health, a report about parents’ beliefs and experiences related to when to start dental visits, and a brief about Medicaid coverage for dental codes that addresses barriers to oral health care. The resource guide also includes descriptions of organizations that can provide additional support for activities that promote the availability of high-quality oral health care for young children.


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
(202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu

This publication was supported by the Health and Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an annual award totaling $1,321,950 with no funding from nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, or endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government. For more information, please visit www.HRSA.gov.