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This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about mobile and portable oral health services. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.

OHRC Publications

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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2009. Web-based manuals for professionals working to improve the public's oral health. 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
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This brochure provides information about three manuals developed for use by professionals working to improve the public's oral health. The manuals include (1) the Mobile-Portable Dental Manual, (2) the Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual, and (3) Seal America: The Prevention Invention (2nd ed.). Brief descriptions of each manual are presented, along with chapter titles and selected features. Information about the federal and state agencies and national organizations that produced and maintain the manuals is also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     


OHRC Library

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


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Bayne A, Knudson A, Garg A, Kassahun M. 2013. Promising practices to improve access to oral health care in rural communities. Bethesda, MD: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 6 pp

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
4350 East West Highway, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814

Telephone: (301) 634-9300
Secondary Telephone: 301-951-5070
E-mail: info@NORC.org
Website: http://www.norc.org/Research/Departments/Pages/public-health-research/walsh-center-rural-health-analysis.aspx
Available from the website.

This issue brief presents findings from a literature review of oral health programs and lessons learned from seven Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program (Section 330A) grantees. Topics include program models, resources needed to support programs, program evaluation and sustainability strategies, and implications for communities. The brief also shares approaches and tools.


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Children's Partnership and the Pacific Center for Special Care. 2015. The virtual dental home. Santa Monico, CA: Children's Partnership, 2 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 document describes the Virtual Dental Home, a system that combines technological advances with work force innovations to bring oral health care to children where they already spend time, such as at schools and Head Start sites. Topics include barriers to accessing oral health care among children in California, how the system works, client satisfaction and quality of care, and economic benefits. The document also provides information about efforts to advance state policy changes and educate stakeholders about how they can implement the Virtual Dental Home in their communities.


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Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oral Health Program. 2012. Guidelines for mobile/portable dental care programs working in school administrative units. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oral Health Program, 6 pp

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program
11 State House Station Key Plaza, Fifth Floor
Augusta, ME 04333

Website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/odh
Available from the website.

These guidelines are designed for evaluating proposals for establishing school-based oral health programs. The guidelines focus on helping to ensure the health and safety of all students who receive services provided by mobile and portable oral health programs in school-based settings and on helping to ensure that such services are coordinated and documented.


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Sherer E. 2016. School Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Grant Program final report. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing, 15 pp plus appendix

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 report describes a community health center–university partnership to establish accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care for students by operationalizing a mobile dental van on school property. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement (CQI), sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Appendices include the CQI plan, a memorandum of understanding, a presentation, informed consent forms, and marketing and outreach materials. The process, outcome, and impact indicators/minimal data set is also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Simon LP. 2013. The role of evaluation in designing CHOMPERS! and bringing dental care to kids. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp

Grantmakers In Health
1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036-4101

Telephone: (202) 452-8331
Fax: (202) 452-8340
Website: http://www.gih.org
Available from the website.

This document describes CHOMPERS!, an initiative to improve young children's oral health. Topics include implementing the Cavity Free Kids curriculum and using portable equipment in settings where children gather, including preschools and community centers, to provide education and preventive and restorative services. Additional topics include the program's impact on parent knowledge, child practices, and access to care and support; lessons learned; and next steps.

     

More library materials


Selected Websites

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Mobile Health Clinics Association

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention

ReachOut Healthcare America

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry


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