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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

This section contains OHRC-produced materials.


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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2012–. Brush up on oral health. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, monthly

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

This tip sheet series provides Head Start staff with information on current practice, practical tips for promoting oral health to share with parents, and recipes for healthy snacks that children can make with Head Start staff or at home with their parents. Topics include children with special health care needs, community water fluoridation, dental caries, dental home, fluoride varnish, health literacy, home visiting, injury, nutrition, pregnancy, school readiness, and tobacco.


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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 Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
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 update to Oral Health Educational Resources for Early Head Start and Head Start Home Visitors and Families: Environmental Scan, produced in 2014, identifies oral health educational resources for home visitors and the families they serve. It also addresses gaps in existing oral health 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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Mariani M, Velazquez L, Kattlove J. 2016. Healthy mouth, healthy start: Improving oral health for young children and families through early childhood home visiting. Santa Monica, CA: Children's Partnership, 11 pp

Children's Partnership
1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321

Telephone: (310) 260-1220
Fax: (310) 260-1921
E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org
Website: http://www.childrenspartnership.org
Available from the website.

This brief examines how oral health is incorporated into the early childhood home visiting models that serve the largest number of young children in California: Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Welcome Baby, and Early Head Start (home-based option). It makes the case for increasing efforts to promote oral health care in home-visiting programs and strengthening the relationship between the home-visiting community and the oral health community. The brief also articulates recommendations for next steps that home-visiting programs can take to continue addressing oral health disparities among young children and pregnant women.


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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 mouths and of visiting the dentists regularly. 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.

This resource for home visitors is designed to help families establish good oral health habits and connect to oral health care. The items are intended to complement the curricula and tools that home visitors use with families and can be incorporated into topics that home visitors already address with families. Topics include the importance of primary teeth; brushing, flossing, and rinsing; tooth-healthy foods; drinking water for thirst; and going to the dentist. Setting and reaching oral health goals and addressing oral health problems or emergencies are also discussed.

     

More library materials


Selected Websites

Home Visiting Improvement Action Center (HV-ImpACT)

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness


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