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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. [2017]. Healthy smiles for mom and baby "promising practice": Jefferson County Health Department and the Community Dental Clinic. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 2 pp, (Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby "promising practice").

Dana Fischer, CHES
Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
620 South 76th Street, Suite 120
Milwaukee, WI 53214

Telephone: (414) 292-4000
Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561
Contact Phone: (414) 337-4563
Fax: (414) 231-4972
Website: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13
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This resource describes a promising practice for integrating oral health into the primary-health-care-delivery system by creating a formal referral process between local public health departments and oral health professionals. Topics include inputs, activities, aims and measures, impact, collaboration and integration, sustainability, and lessons learned. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington State Department of Health, Within Reach. 2017, 2016. Starting point guide: Resources for parents of children with special health care needs. Seattle, WA: Seattle Children's Center for Children with Special Needs, 31 pp.

Seattle Children's Center for Children with Special Needs
P.O. Box 5371, M2-16
Seattle, WA 98105

Telephone: (206) 987-3736
Fax: (206) 884-5741
E-mail: cshcn@seattlechildrens.org
Website: http://www.cshcn.org
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This directory provides an overview of resources for families who have children with ongoing health conditions or special needs in Washington. Topics include tips from parents, legal help, child and respite care, child growth and development, community health, oral health, family support, financial information, health insurance information, hearing and vision services, information and referral, medical supplies and equipment, mental health, nutrition, recreation programs, school, and transportation. A form for use in case of an emergency is included.


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Taylor-Osborne CM, Phipps K. 2017. Kansas Head Start Smiles for Life: The oral health of Kansas Head Start children. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 41 pp.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health
Curtis State Office Building 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

Telephone: (785) 296-5116
Website: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi
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This report presents findings from a statewide oral health survey of children in Head Start in Kansas. Contents include information about the importance of good oral health, strategies to improve oral health and oral health literacy in Head Start families, and factors that impact the oral health of young children; key survey findings; and a summary of strategies that will help to improve oral health in young children in Kansas. Survey methods and data tables are also provided.


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Future Smiles. 2016–. Future Smiles: Program forms. Las Vegas, NV: Future Smiles, 3 items.

Future Smiles
3074 Arville Street
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Telephone: (702) 889-3763
E-mail: info@futuresmiles.net
Website: http://futuresmilies.net
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These forms are intended for use in implementing a school-based oral hygiene program that provides preventive oral health care (screening, dental cleaning, fluoride varnish, dental sealants, and education) for children from families with low incomes in Nevada. Contents include referral and consent forms and a privacy notice in English and Spanish.


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Future Smiles. 2016–. Future Smiles: Satisfaction survey. Las Vegas, NV: Future Smiles, 3 items.

Future Smiles
3074 Arville Street
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Telephone: (702) 889-3763
E-mail: info@futuresmiles.net
Website: http://futuresmilies.net
Available from the website.

These satisfaction surveys are intended for use in implementing a school-based oral hygiene program that provides preventive oral health care (screenings, dental cleanings, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealant applications, and education) for children from families with low incomes in Nevada. Contents include surveys for students, parents, and teachers in English and Spanish.


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Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. 2016. Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD). Seattle, WA: Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, 1 p.

Carol Allen
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
ATTN: Communications Team 401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: (206) 296-0100
Contact Phone: (206) 263-8750
Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health.aspx
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This fact sheet describes a program that provides preventive and restorative oral health care for children who are eligible for Medicaid in King County, Washington. The program emphasizes the importance of having an oral examination by a doctor or dentist by age 1. Topics include program eligibility and benefits, including increased access to oral health care throughout the county, fluoride-varnish applications, and support services (finding a dentist, coordinating transportation to and from the dental office, and coordinating interpreter services for the dental visit). The fact sheet is available in Chinese, English, Filipino, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


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Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation. 2016. Resource for dental care: A guide to free and low-cost dental care. Oklahoma City, OK: Delta Dental of Oklahoma, quarterly.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation
16 N.W. 63rd Street, Suite 201
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Telephone: (405) 607-4771
Secondary Telephone: (800) 522-0188, ext. 771
Fax: (405) 607-4778
E-mail: foundation@DeltaDentalOK.org
Website: http://www.DDOKFoundation.org
Available from the website.

This guide provides information to help individuals in Oklahoma who cannot afford oral health care find free and low-cost resources, assist referral sources in helping those who need care to find it, and connect free and low-cost programs to one another to leverage limited resources and improve outcomes. The guide also provides information about the foundation and some of its activities.


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Carter NL, Lowe E, with the 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
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 manual is designed to assist health professionals in launching and sustaining school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). In addition to offering a step-wise approach for planning and implementing SBSPs, the manual addresses issues related to referring students with unmet oral health needs to a dental clinic or office. Health professionals working in established SBSPs may also find the manual of interest as they work to improve specific aspects of their programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, Medicaid I Medicare I CHIP Services Dental Association; and National Academy for State Health Policy. 2016. Caries prevention services reimbursement table. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, 1 v.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Telephone: (866) 843-2271
Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779
E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org
Website: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx
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This document presents survey findings for the 50 states and the District of Columbia on reimbursement for risk assessment, oral examination, fluoride varnish, anticipatory guidance, and family oral health education. It presents information on the following topics: type of health professional, services, fees, procedure codes, delegation, age limit for services, number of varnish applications reimbursed annually, training requirement, payor, payment by Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and legislative approval to reimburse health professionals. Information about commercial payment and procedure codes is also included.


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    Diop H, Hwang S, Leader D, Silk H, Chie L, Lu E, Stone SL, Flaherty K. 2016. Massachusetts oral health practice guidelines for pregnancy and early childhood. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 14 pp.

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
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    These guidelines provide oral health care recommendations and resources for health professionals caring for pregnant women and young children. Contents include background information about oral diseases; the status of oral health among pregnant women and children in Massachusetts and national and state efforts to improve it; and the role of prenatal care health professionals, oral health professionals, and pediatric care health professionals in improving pregnant women's and children's oral health. Topics include assessing, advising, educating, referring, collaborating, and providing treatment and management. Resources on medication use during pregnancy, sample referral forms, and reproducible handouts on healthy portion sizes and healthy eating during pregnancy are also provided.

         

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