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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
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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Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2019. Promoting oral health in schools: A resource guide (4th ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 35 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This guide provides resources to help health professionals, educators, parents, and others promote oral health and prevent oral disease in school-age children and adolescents. The guide is divided into two sections. The first section describes materials such as brochures, fact sheets, guidelines, curricula, and reports. The second section lists federal agencies and national organizations that may serve as resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Carter NL, Lowe E, with American Association for Community Dental Programs and the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2016. Seal America: The prevention invention (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.


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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
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 during five developmental periods: prenatal, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. It 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 is discussed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Holt K, Barzel R. 2010. Preventing tooth decay and saving teeth with dental sealants (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 4 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This fact sheet for professionals provides information on the use of dental sealants in preventing tooth decay and in arresting the progression of decay. Topics include access to care, disparities in care, public awareness, cost-effectiveness, and programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Holt K, Barzel R. 2013. Oral health and learning: When children's oral health suffers, so does their ability to learn (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 4 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This fact sheet presents information on the effects of poor oral health on learning in school-age children. Topics include the impact of poor oral health on school performance and social relationships, nutrition and learning, school attendance and learning, and programs for improving oral health. [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
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]


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Holt K, Barzel R. 2011. Comprehensive oral health services for improving children's and adolescents' oral health through school-based health centers. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 12 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This paper provides an overview of comprehensive oral health services offered in school-based health centers to assist those interested in initiating and implementing such centers. Topics include an overview and history of school-based health services, examples of national and state programs, administration, partnership and collaboration, financial and nonfinancial support, and evaluation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Lowe E, Barzel R, Holt K. 2016. Integrating sustainable oral health services into primary care in school-based health centers: A framework. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This framework offers ideas for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to consider when integrating sustainable comprehensive oral health services into primary care to improve the quality of oral health care of children and adolescents. The framework presents a description of six levels of integration to help SBHCs evaluate their current level of integration and key elements to more fully integrate sustainable comprehensive oral health services into primary care in SBHCs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Lowe E, Holt K. 2011. Be an oral health champion: How school-based clinic staff can help students achieve good oral health. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 4 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This document provides information that school-based clinic staff can use to help improve students’ oral health. The document offers tips for promoting oral health with students and parents, describes other problems that students with poor oral health may have, and offers tips for incorporating oral health into the school setting and for working with others in the community. The document emphasizes the important effect that staff can have on students’ lives by helping students achieve good oral health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2017. Dental sealants: A resource guide (4th ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 20 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This resource guide provides information to health professionals about the use and application of dental sealants. The first section describes materials, such as brochures, fact sheets, guide- lines, curricula, and reports. The second section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, and resource centers that may serve as resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center and Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2015–. Maryland Mighty Tooth: School-based dental sealant training program. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center; Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health
201 West Preston Street, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Telephone: (410) 767-5300
Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258
Fax: (410) 333-7392
E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx
Website: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx
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This training program for school-based dental sealant program (SBSP) staff in Maryland pro- vides information about the history, operations, and underlying principles of SBSPs. Topics include guidelines for infection control in SBSPs, tooth selection and assessment for dental seal- ants, the sealant-application process, and program operations. Self-assessment quizzes are included.

     


OHRC Library

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


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. Best practice approach: Improving children's oral health through the whole school, whole community, whole child (WSCC) model. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 27 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 report discusses the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, assesses the strength of evidence for the effectiveness of this model, and uses practice examples to illustrate successful and innovative implementation of the model. The report pro- vides guidelines and recommendations, support for the WSCC model, research evidence, best practice criteria, and state practice examples.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. State-based oral health surveillance system. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 16 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 report offers a description of state-based oral health surveillance systems and provides guidelines and recommendations related to these systems, research evidence, best practice criteria, and state practice examples. A summary of evidence supporting state-based oral health surveillance systems is included. Public health surveillance systems, the National Oral Health Surveillance System, building an oral health surveillance system, collecting and disseminating data, evaluating a public health surveillance system, initiatives and coordinated efforts, and future considerations are discussed.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2016. Best practice approach: Developing workforce capacity in state oral health programs. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 29 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 report offers a description of developing workforce capacity in state oral health programs (SOHPs) and provides guidelines and recommendations related to this topic, research evidence, best practice criteria, and state practice examples. A summary of evidence supporting developing workforce capacity in state oral health programs is included. A review of the core public health functions and 10 essential public health services, issues affecting state oral health program capacity, workforce assessment, SOHP leadership, SOHP staff, and funding are discussed.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2020. Best practice approaches: State and territorial oral health programs and collaborative partnerships. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 web resource

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 report describes state oral health coalitions and collaborative partnerships and provides guidelines and recommendations related to the topic, research evidence, best practice criteria, and state practice examples. A summary of evidence supporting state oral health coalitions and collaborative partnerships is included. How oral health coalitions and collaborative partnerships can improve oral health, factors to enhance coalitions and partnerships, a framework for oral health coalitions developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, evaluation of coalitions, and initiatives and coordinated efforts related to coalitions are discussed.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. [2011]. Best practice approach: State oral health plans and collaborative planning. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 30 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 report describes and defines state-based oral health plans and provides guidelines and recommendations related to this topic, research evidence, best practice criteria, and state practice examples. A summary of evidence supporting state oral health plans and collaborative planning is included. Collaborative planning, current state oral health plans, evaluation of state plans, and initiatives and coordinated efforts are discussed.

     

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