The library contains high-quality oral health resources to assist professionals in providing education and training, conducting research, developing programs, and staying abreast of new developments. It includes materials (e.g., conference proceedings, curricula, policies, reports, standards) developed by government agencies, national and state organizations, community programs, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau–funded projects.
Boyes S, Davis L, Adams G, Mills M, Deutchman M. 2017. MORE Care: Narrowing the rural interprofessional oral health care gap. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute.
This paper provides information about initiating interprofessional oral health networks that integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities. Topics include oral health as a national issue with rural implications, interprofessional practice and the oral-systemic health connection, creating oral health networks and a learning collaborative, state offices of rural health and medical-oral expanded care initiation, and challenges and opportunities for innovation. Examples from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are included.
Gupta N, Yarbrough C, Vujicic M, Blatz A, Harrison B. 2017. Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement rates for child and adult dental care services for all states, 2016. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute.
This brief presents findings from an analysis of Medicaid reimbursement rates for oral health care in all states and the District of Columbia. Topics include Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement relative to fees charged by dentists and private dental insurance reimbursement, Medicaid FFS reimbursement as a percentage of private dental insurance reimbursement for child services, private dental insurance reimbursement as a percentage of fees charged by dentists for child or adult services, Medicaid FFS reimbursement as a percentage of fees charged by dentists for adult benefits within their Medicaid programs, and Medicaid FFS reimbursement as a percentage of private dental insurance reimbursement for adult services in states with extensive adult benefits within their Medicaid programs. A state-by-state analysis, is also available.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2016. Nebraska state oral health assessment & dental disease burden report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry.
This document reviews the history of oral health in Nebraska, compares current disease status with national trends, describes needs and existing resources, and identifies areas of focus for overcoming disparities. Topics include public policy and the oral health work force, improving disease surveillance, increasing access to care, enhancing community-based prevention, and elevating public education and oral health promotion.
Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2017. Protect your baby's smile & health before and after birth. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health.
This brochure for pregnant women provides information about oral health care during and after pregnancy, and throughout life. It also provides information about dental caries and steps that women can take to protect their infant's oral health and overall health. Topics include the safety and importance of oral health care during pregnancy, starting oral exams early, and taking care of oral health at home. Information about accessing oral health care is also included.
Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program. 2017. A healthy diet is something to smile about. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program.
This bookmark for parents describes the relationship between oral health and nutrition in children and provides tips on choosing healthy drinks and foods. Topics include the importance of reading nutrition labels, offering water between meals, limiting servings of calorie-containing beverages to meal times, offering fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks, and encouraging toothbrushing. The bookmark is available in English and Spanish.