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This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about oral health in maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.

OHRC Publications

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National Center on Health, Behaviorial Health, and Safety. 2012–. Brush up on oral health. Waltham, MA: National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety, monthly

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
E-mail: health@ecetta.info
Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov
Available from the website.

This series of tip sheets provides Head Start staff with information on current practice, practical tips to promote good oral health, and recipes for healthy snacks. The January 2020 issue focuses on oral health for children with disabilities, the March 2015 issue focuses on children with autism spectrum disorder, the December 2015 issue focuses on helping parents find oral health care for children with disabilities, and the December 2012 issue focuses on helping children with a disability brush their teeth.


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2016. Head Start oral health curricula: Choose and use [upd. ed.]. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, multiple items

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Washington, DC 20057

E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This guide provides information about oral-health-related curricula appropriate for use in Early Head Start and Head Start programs. Users can search by audience, topics, and availability to find the curriculum that best fits their needs. A matrix to view all the curricula at a glance is also available from the website. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     


OHRC Library

This section contains recent materials, not including OHRC-produced materials.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Early Childhood Committee. 2018. Oral health educational resources for home visitors and families: Environmental scan—2018 update. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 19 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 environmental scan identifies oral health educational resources for home visitors and the families they serve. It also addresses gaps in existing resources and opportunities to promote oral health in home visiting programs. Methods of conducting the scan are described. A list of resources with a description of each is included.


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Texas Department of State Health Services. (2018). Healthy Texas Smiles teaser. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1 video (127 min)

Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Telephone: (512) 458-7111
Secondary Telephone: (512) 458-7708
Fax: (512) 458-7750
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us

This video provides information about the Healthy Texas Smiles for Moms and Babies project. The project trains home visitors on how to help pregnant women understand the importance of taking care of their oral health. The project also trains home visitors on how to teach mothers to take care of their infant’s mouth after birth. The video shows home visitors in various settings interacting with pregnant women and their families and providing them with oral health education in their homes. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2015–2016. Cavity Free Kids: Home visiting resource. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items

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

Telephone: (206) 528-2373
Fax:
E-mail: foundation@deltadentalwa.com
Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

These resources for home visitors are designed to help families establish good oral health habits and obtain oral health care. The items are intended to complement the materials that home visitors use with families and can be incorporated into topics that home visitors address with families. Topics include the importance of primary teeth, brushing and flossing, eating healthy foods, drinking water, and visiting the dentist. Setting and reaching oral health goals and addressing oral health problems or emergencies are also discussed.


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Zwetchkenbaum S. 2019. Family visiting and oral health. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 65 pp

Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: (401) 222-5960
Fax: (401) 222-4415
Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php
Available from the website.

This presentation about family home visiting and oral health in Rhode Island provides an overview of the federally funded Perinatal and Infant Health Quality Improvement Project, the goal of which was to reduce the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants through improved access to high-quality oral health care. The presentation also provides statistical data about family home visiting in Rhode Island, an overview of oral health, an oral hygiene demonstration, and information on setting oral health goals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     

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