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Academy of General Dentistry. n.d.. The life of a tooth: A visual timeline. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, 1 v, (InfoBites).

Know Your Teeth
Academy of General Dentistry 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611-6660

Telephone: (888) 243-3368, ext. 5300
Fax: (312) 440-0559
E-mail: info@knowyourteeth.com
Website: http://knowyourteeth.com
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This timeline provides information on oral health and oral health care throughout life. Topics include developmental events, interaction with dentists, and oral hygiene.


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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
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
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This guide provides information to health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others about the use and application of dental sealants. The first section describes materials, such as brochures, fact sheets, guidelines, curricula, and reports published from 2011 through 2016. 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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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2016. Summary report: 2016 synopses of state dental public health programs–Data for FY 2014–2015. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 14 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
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This report summarizes the results of a study examining the status of state oral health programs. Topics include demographic, infrastructure, work force, and administrative factors that impact state oral health programs, as well as services that states provide.


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Tennessee Department of Health. 2016. Dental fact sheets. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, multiple items.

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section
710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: (615) 741-3111
E-mail: tn.health@tn.us
Website: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth
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These resources provide information about the importance of oral health and oral health care for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include dental caries and periodontal disease and prevention strategies such as dental sealants, fluoride, injury prevention, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Information about primary and permanent tooth eruption is also provided.


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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2016. Definitions, oral health policies, and clinical guidelines. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, multiple items.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611-2637

Telephone: (312) 337-2169
Fax: (312) 337-6329
Website: http://www.aapd.org
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This resource comprises definitions, policies, and clinical guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. New, revised, and reaffirmed policies and guidelines address topics such as medically necessary care, work force issues and delivery of oral health services in a dental home, use of fluoride, use of dental bleaching, infection control, caries-risk assessment and management, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, and informed consent.


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Wright JT, Crall JJ, Fontana M, Gillette J, Novy BB, Dhar V, Donly K, Hewlett ER, Quinonez RB, Chaffin J, Crespin M, Iafolla T, Siegal MD, Tampi MP, Graham L, Estrich C, Carrasco-Labra A. 2016. Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Journal of the American Dental Association 147(8):672–682.

American Dental Association, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Website: http://ebd.ada.org
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This report presents findings from a systematic review and recommendations to address clinical questions related to the effect of pit-and-fissure sealants on preventing and arresting dental caries in children and adolescents. Additional topics include the efficacy of dental sealants compared with fluoride varnishes and the relative merit of head-to-head comparisons of the different types of sealant material used on pits and fissures of occlusal surfaces.


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MedlinePlus. 2016. Child dental health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

MedlinePlus
U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov
Website: http://www.medlineplus.gov
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These resources for parents and other caregivers address oral health during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Topics include news, prevention, screening, diagnosis and symptoms, treatment, nutrition, and specific conditions and related issues. Multimedia tools (tutorials, videos, games); and other resources are presented. The content is available in Chinese (traditional), English, Hmong, Japanese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


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Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program. 2016. Oregon oral health surveillance system 2002–2015. Portland, OR: Oregon Health Authority, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, 7 pp.

Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program
800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 850
Portland, OR 97232

Telephone: (971) 673-0348
Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372
Fax: (971) 673-0240
E-mail: oral.health@state.or.us
Website: https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/oralhealth/Pages/index.aspx
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This document provides data on key indicators of oral health in Oregon for the period 2002 through 2015. Contents include a description of each indicator and the source and frequency of data available by year. Topics include preventive oral health services for pregnant women, toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults. Data on work force, Medicaid, cancer, cleft lip/palate, and water fluoridation are included.


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American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures. 2016. Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care [upd.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 pp.

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

Telephone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
Website: http://www.aap.org
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These guidelines for pediatricians represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures about the periodicity of health care services for infants, children, and adolescents. The guidelines emphasize the importance of continuity of care in comprehensive health supervision, including oral health supervision, and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.


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Bertness J, Lowe E. 2016. Teaching and reinforcing the importance of oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, 1 video (58 min, 42 sec).

U.S. Office of Minority Health
The Tower Building 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852

Telephone: (240) 453-2882
Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883
Fax: (240) 453-2883
E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Website: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov
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This webinar, held on February 24, 2016, focuses on the importance of oral health and oral health care for all pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families and on the role of peer preconception educators and others in promoting best practices. Topics include National Children's Dental Health Month, dental caries, strategies for preventing and managing caries, and how to access information about partners and resources for promoting oral health on the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center website. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     

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