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Oral Injury

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This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about oral injury prevention and response. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.

Key Facts

Did you know? Pediatricians and primary care physicians can provide oral-injury–prevention messages while providing other injury-prevention messages during well-child visits.

OHRC Publications

This section contains OHRC-produced materials.


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Barzel R, Holt K. 2012. Child and adolescent oral health issues. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 8 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 fact sheet provides health professionals with information on issues related to child and adolescent oral health. Topics include dental caries, access to care, children and adolescents with special health care needs, dental sealants, fluorides, nutrition, injury and violence, and tobacco. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Casamassimo P, Holt K, eds. 2016. Bright Futures: Oral health—Pocket guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 90 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 pocket guide offers health professionals an overview of preventive oral health supervision for five periods—pregnancy and postpartum, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The pocket guide is designed to help health professionals implement specific oral health guidelines during these periods. For each period, information about family preparation, risk assessment, interview questions, screening, examination, preventive procedures, anticipatory guidance, measurable outcomes, and referrals are discussed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Holt K, Barzel R. 2010. Pain and suffering shouldn't be an option: School-based and school-linked oral health services for children and adolescents. 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 fact sheet provides information about the importance of good oral health during childhood and adolescence. Topics include school readiness, disparities, oral trauma, nutrition, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and school-based and school-linked oral health services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     


OHRC Library

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


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2016. Summary of infection prevention practices in dental settings: Basic expectations for safe care. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43 pp

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027

Telephone: (800) 232-4636
Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348
E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth
Available from the website.

This document summarizes basic infection-prevention recommendations for all oral health care settings. Contents include information about the fundamental elements needed to prevent transmission of infectious agents and the importance of routine risk assessment. Topics include administrative measures, infection-prevention education and training, personnel safety, program evaluation, standard precautions, and water quality.


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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2014. Dental health guide for school nurses. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 11 pp

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Telephone: (573) 751-6400
Fax: (573) 751-6010
E-mail: info@health.mo.gov
Website: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php
Available from the website.

This booklet is designed to aid school nurses in the effective treatment of minor oral health emergencies. Topics include dental first aid supplies; inflamed or irritated gum tissue, fever blisters, cold sores, and canker sores; toothache; prolonged or recurrent bleeding after an extraction; broken or displaced tooth; traumatic avulsion (tooth knocked out of socket); possible jaw dislocation or fracture; orthodontic problems and emergencies; objects wedged between teeth; lacerated lip or tongue; and tooth eruption pain. Information about the eruption and shedding of primary (baby) teeth and primary and permanent dentition eruption tables are also provided.


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Mouden LD. 2013. The dental team's role in identifying and preventing family violence. Cincinnati, OH: Procter and Gamble Company, 19 pp

Procter and Gamble Company
1201 Elm Street, Fourth Floor
Dallas, TX 75270

Telephone: (800) 543-2577
Website: http://www.dentalcare.com
Available from the website.

This continuing-education course provides information on the dental team’s role in identifying and preventing family violence. Topics include child abuse and neglect, identifying abuse or neglect, child maltreatment, conditions that may mimic abuse, family violence, causes of family violence, intervening in family cases involving adults, and local and state initiatives to prevent family violence.


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Rodman MT. [2003]. Trauma survivors in medical and dental settings: Why is this important to doctors and dentists. Holyoke, MA: Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, 2 pp

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare 1701 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006

E-mail: integration@thenational council.org
Website: http://www.integration.samhsa.gov
Available from the website.

This pamphlet for health professionals provides information on special issues trauma survivors may have in health care settings and oral health care settings and suggests ways to avoid common problems and promote emotional well-being. Topics include procedures that may remind an individual of the original traumatic experience and ways to help women feel safe and comfortable in office settings. Additional resources are also provided.

     

More library materials


Selected Websites

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Dental Association

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education


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