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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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Lowe E, Holt K. 2016. Be an oral health champion. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 4 pp

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 booklet was developed to help Head Start and child care program staff become aware of problems young children with poor oral health may experience. Contents include ideas for promoting oral health and preventing oral disease. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2010. Open wide: Oral health training for health professionals. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v

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 curriculum is designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings (e.g., Head Start, home visiting, WIC staff) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for infants, children, and their families. Topics include tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention; oral health risk assessment and oral health screening; and anticipatory guidance for parents. Each of the four modules includes an overview, learning objectives, key points, a post-test, and resources. A glossary and a list of presentations, print materials, and videotapes are also presented. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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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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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Head Start Association, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Oral Health Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dental Association. 2017. Earlier Is Better: Oral health program for Early Head Start–Final project report 2012–2016. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 70 pp

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

Telephone: (414) 292-4000
Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561
Fax: (414) 231-4972
Website: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13
Available from the website.

This report describes a partnership to improve oral health in pregnant women and children enrolled in Early Head Start in Wisconsin and, specifically, those enrolled in the home visitation program. Contents include information about data collection and statistical analysis, partnership overview and processes, training for home visitors and parent educators on using the Parent Oral Health Education Toolkit (POHET), changes in oral health knowledge and behaviors for parents and other caregivers after implementation of the POHET, increases in the number of children with a dental home, and reductions in children's dental caries experience at age 3.


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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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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 resources are intended to complement the curricula and tools that home visitors use with families and can be incorporated into topic areas they already address with them. Contents include tips on setting and reaching oral health goals and addressing oral health problems or emergencies when they arise. Topics include the importance of primary teeth; brushing, flossing, and rinsing; tooth-healthy foods; drinking water for thirst; and going to the dentist.

     

More library materials


Selected Websites

Home Visiting Improvement Action Center (HV-ImpACT)

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness


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