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Smile Alabama!. 2014–. 1st Look Program. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Medicaid Agency, multiple items.

Alabama Medicaid Agency
501 Dexter Avenue P.O. Box 5624
Montgomery, AL 36103-5624

Telephone: (334) 242-5000
Website: http://medicaid.alabama.gov
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help primary care physicians reduce dental caries in early childhood by performing dental risk assessments, providing anticipatory guidance, applying fluoride varnish, and referring children to a dental home by age 1. Contents include information about fluoride varnish products and vendors; program participation, certification, and billing; presentation slides and handouts; and educational materials about oral health in infants, young children, and pregnant women. A training course is also available.


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Rodgers T. 2010. 2010 oral health survey report: Infants and toddlers in Iowa's WIC program. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 5 pp.

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Telephone: (515) 242-6383
Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
Fax: (515) 242-6384
Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds
Available from the website.

This report describes the process of screening children participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for oral health problems, as well as the results. The report describes screening objectives, the targeted population of children, and the state I-Smile program. It also provides conclusions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program. 2013. 2011–2012 Head Start oral health survey Nevada. Carson City, NV: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Initiative
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706

Telephone: (775) 684-3479
Fax: (775) 684-4245
Website: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/OH/OH-Home
Available from the website.

This report presents findings from an oral health survey of students in Head Start in Nevada. Topics include population estimates on four indicators: untreated tooth decay, treated decay, dental caries experience, and early childhood caries. Estimates are also presented relative to Healthy People 2020 targets. Additional topics include demographics, affordability and accessibility of oral health care, and the relationship between body mass index and overall oral health. A summary of key findings is also available.


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Ad Council and Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives. 2012–. 2MIN2X. Arlington, VA: Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives, multiple items.

Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives
Dental Trade Alliance 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22203

Telephone: (703) 379-7755
E-mail: contact@healthymouthshealthylives.org
Website: http://www.healthymouthshealthylives.org
Available from the website.

These resources aim to motivate parents to take action to reduce their child’s risk for oral disease. Contents include public service announcements (PSAs) that communicate the importance of brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time. The PSAs also feature activities that children can do such as watching a video, singing, or playing a video game. Additional resources provide information for parents on teaching children how to brush, visiting a dentist, flossing every day, and using fluoride. A weekly toothbrushing checklist and mobile app are included. Content is available in English and Spanish.


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Center for Health Care Strategies. 2010. A "high-touch" approach to improving oral health for Newark children. [Hamilton, NJ]: Center for Health Care Strategies, 4 pp.

Center for Health Care Strategies
200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Telephone: (609) 528-8400
Fax: (609) 586-3679
E-mail:
Website: http://www.chcs.org
Available from the website.

This brief describes New Jersey’s Medicaid managed care program, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, which provides children from families with low incomes with oral health care as a covered benefit. Topics include program efforts to increase the number of preschool-age children who complete an annual dental visit in six cities (Atlantic City, Camden, Lakewood, New Brunswick, Newark, and Paterson) and to create a dental home for children enrolled in Head Start in Newark. Information on the program's successes and future challenges is also included.


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Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. A healthy smile for your baby: Tips to keep your baby healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 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 at no charge; also available from the website.

This brochure is designed to educate expecting and new parents about the importance of oral hygiene and oral care during infancy. Topics include caring for an infant’s gums and teeth, giving healthy foods, and getting a dental checkup by age 1. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Holt K, Barzel R. 2014. A healthy smile for your young child: Tips to keep your child healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 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 at no charge; also available from the website.

This brochure is designed to educate parents and other caregivers of young children about oral hygiene and oral care during early childhood. Topics include toothbrushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental checkups and treatment. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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American Academy of Pediatrics. 2015. AAP policy. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

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
Available from the website.

This resource contains policy-related documents from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Contents include policy statements, practice guidelines, technical reports, and affirmations of value.


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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. AAPD fast facts. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 42 pp.

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
Available from the website.

This press kit includes story ideas addressing common pediatric oral health issues. Topics include treating infants in the dental office, fluoride for infants, pacifier and thumb sucking, and how to select a pediatric dentist. Additional topics include cosmetic and restorative dentistry, behavior guidance, diet and oral health, dental sealants, risk assessment, oral health care for individuals with special health care needs, and sports safety and oral health emergencies.


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Washington Department of Social and Health Services and Delta Dental Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2011–. Access to baby and child dentistry. [Seattle, WA]: Delta Dental Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items.

Washington Dental Service Foundation
P.O. Box 75983
Seattle, WA 98175-0983

Telephone: (206) 528-2373
Fax:
E-mail: foundation@deltadentalwa.com
Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This resource provides information on the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program in Washington and discusses its focus on preventive and restorative oral health services for infants and children from birth to age 6 who are eligible for Medicaid, with emphasis on enrollment by age 1. The resource describes the purpose of the program and how it works; discusses partners and roles, services, and outcomes; and provides frequently asked questions.


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American Dental Association, Council on Scientific Affairs. n.d. ADA positions, policies, and statements. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, multiple items.

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-7494
E-mail: info@ada.org
Website: http://www.ada.org
Available from the website.

These documents present positions, policies, and statements of the American Dental Association. Topics include preventive treatment for infants and young children, child abuse and neglect, early childhood caries, dental benefit programs, legislation, National Children's Dental Health Month, oral health care for children with special health care needs, prevention and health education, substance use disorders, and dental school guidelines.


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Loftus R, ed. 2011. Advancing the practice of dental disease management. Journal of the California Dental Association 39(10), 2 v.

California Dental Association Foundation
1201 K Street, Suite 1511
Sacramento, CA 95814

Telephone: (800) 232-7645
E-mail: foundationinfo@cda.org
Website: http://www.cdafoundation.org
Available from the website.

This two-part series describes efforts to promote dental caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA). Part 1 focuses on validation of CAMBRA, new directions in the etiology of caries, keeping healthy teeth caries free, pediatric protocols, prevention-centered caries-management strategies during critical periods in early childhood, and motivational interviewing concepts. Part 2 features successful business models for implementing CAMBRA in private practice settings, bringing CAMBRA into federally qualified health centers, a reaction to CAMBRA and its effects on access to care, the business of prevention, the evolving role of insurance carriers in caries prevention in children, and federal policymaking in support of CAMBRA implementation.


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Native American Professional Parent Resources, Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center. 2015. Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center resource collection. Albuquerque, NM: Native American Professional Parent Resources, Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center, 15 pp.

Native American Professional Parent Resources, Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center
2201 San Pedro N.E. Building #3, Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Telephone: (505) 922-4246
Fax: (505) 345-6478
Website: http://www.nappr.org/dental
Available from the website.

This document for health professionals describes materials to address oral health in American Indian/Alaska Native populations across the lifespan. Contents include descriptions of books, binders, electronic media, patient-education materials, posters, presentations, and other materials.


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Silverman J, Reggiardo P, Litch CS. 2012. An essential health benefit: General anesthesia for treatment of early childhood caries. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 20 pp, (Technical report 2-2012).

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611-2637

Telephone: (312) 337-2169
Secondary Telephone: (800) 544-2174
Fax: (312) 337-6329
E-mail: pohrpc@aapd.org
Website: http://www.aapd.org/policy_center
Available from the website.

This report addresses the use of general anesthesia (GA) in providing medically necessary care for children. Topics include a description of GA and how the use of GA for dental restorations can improve a child’s quality of life, access to care, health behaviors, and health outcomes. Additional topics include cost considerations of GA, a rationale and justification for reimbursement of GA and related facility fee costs in benchmark medical plans, and policy implications.


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UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry. [2005]. An oral health tutorial providing a brief overview of early childhood caries for non-dental professionals. Pittsburgh, PA: UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry.

LEND Center at the University of Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital Office Building 3414 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583

Telephone: (412) 692-6538
Secondary Telephone: (412) 692-6300
Fax: (412) 692-7428
E-mail: uclid@pitt.edu
Contact E-mail: rob.oliver@chp.edu
Website: http://www.uclid.org
Available from the website.

This tutorial is designed to help non-oral-health professionals who work with infants and young children, including those with special health care needs, identify early signs of early childhood caries (ECC), differentiate between ECC and other oral health problems, counsel families about prevention, and refer children with dental caries to a dentist.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2015. ASTDD basic screening survey for children planning and implementation tool [upd.]. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, multiple items.

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
$10 (includes shipping and handling).

This toolkit provides information and resources for planning and conducting an oral health screening of preschool- and school-age children. Contents include a manual, examiner training slides and videos, a guide for screeners, and reference documents. The manual and examiner training videos are available in English and Spanish.


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Ripa LW. 1988. Baby bottle tooth decay (nursing caries): A comprehensive review. Washington, DC: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 13 pp.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Contact Phone: (703) 836-5110
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This report describes the clinical appearance of nursing caries, and gives an explanation of the caries pattern, its etiology, prevalence, prevention, and treatment. A summary, recommendations, and references are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP). [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, 1 v.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Manning Drive and Columbia Street, CB #7450
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450

Telephone: (919) 537-3737
Fax: (919) 966-7992
Website: https://www.dentistry.unc.edu/about/departments-units/pedo/
Contact for cost.

These resources for oral health professionals and trainees focus on developing skills for interviewing caregivers, examining infants and toddlers, and educating caregivers on oral-health-related issues. Contents include a DVD and written outline, a guide to early childhood development and its implications for pediatric oral health care, a flip chart to help educate caregivers in the dental office (in English and Spanish), a form for new client encounters, a resource list for the oral health team and caregivers, and information on an optional 2-hour continuing oral-health-education credit offered through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.


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New York State Department of Health. 2009. Baby teeth are important [Los dientes del bebé Los dientes saludables del bebé ayudan al bebé a dormir, comer y hablar. son importantes]. [Albany, NY]: New York State Department of Health, 1 poster.

New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Dental Health
Corning Tower Building, Room 542 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237

Telephone: (518) 474-1961
Fax: (518) 474-8985
E-mail: oralhealth@health.state.ny.us
Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/dental
Available from the website.

This poster provides reminders about why healthy primary teeth are important to children's health and development. The poster, which is part of a media campaign to inform parents in New York State, is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Wisconsin Dental Association. 2011. Baby teeth matter. West Allis, WI: Wisconsin Dental Association, multiple items.

Wisconsin Dental Association
6737 West Washington Street, Suite 2360
West Allis, WI 53214

Telephone: (414) 276-4520
Fax: (414) 276-8431
Website: http://www.wda.org
Available from the website.

These resources promote early childhood oral health messages. Components include television spots highlighting the importance of good oral health to overall well-being in infants and young children. Additional components include tips on preventing dental caries, the importance of a healthy diet, and the benefits of fluoride. Also included are educational videos on early childhood caries, why a mother’s oral health is important, pacifiers, causes of caries, how to brush a young child’s teeth, and oral hygiene tips. Information about campaign licensing options for state dental associations is available from the website.


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Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, ADA Foundation, and Channel 2 News. [2007]. Baby your baby, Mind your mouth, See your dentist. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health.

Utah Department of Health, Baby Your Baby Program
P.O. Box 142106 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106

Telephone: 800-826-9662
Website: http://www.babyyourbaby.org
Available from the website.

This video focuses on the importance of an infant's first visit to the dentist. The videorecording was developed as a collaborative project of Utah's Baby Your Baby and Mind Your Mouth public-awareness campaigns for pregnant and parenting women. Information is presented on how dentists can help parents develop healthy oral habits for their infant.


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Best Practices Committee. 2011–2017. Best practice approaches: Proven and promising best practices for state and community oral health programs. [Reno, NV]: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, multiple items.

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 resource provides information to help state, territorial, and community oral health programs develop public health best practices. Contents include reports on public health strategies that have been shown to be effective. Topics include coordinated school health programs; prevention and control of early childhood caries; perinatal oral health; school fluoride and dental sealant programs; children with special health care needs; state coalitions, plans, and mandates; surveillance systems; water fluoridation; and work force development. The resource also provides access to state and community practice examples that illustrate successful implementation of best practice approaches. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2017. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents (4th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 839 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
$69.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-023-7.

These guidelines provide background information and recommendations for promoting the healthy development of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21, as well as standards for health supervision visits. Topics include lifelong health for families and communities, family support, health for children and adolescents with special health care needs, development, mental health, weight, nutrition, physical activity, oral health, use of social media, and safety and injury prevention. A pocket guide is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2017. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents–Pocket guide (4th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 123 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
    $16.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-082-4.

    This pocket guide summarizes information presented in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th ed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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      National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2012–2017. Brush up on oral health. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, monthly.

      Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
      Telephone: (866) 763-6481
      Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
      Available from the website.

      This series provides Head Start staff with information on current practice, practical tips for promoting oral health to share with parents, and recipes for healthy snacks that children can make with Head Start staff or at home with their parents. Health and social service professionals interested in improving the oral health of pregnant women, infants, and children enrolled in Head Start and their families may also find the newsletter helpful. Topics include children with special health care needs, community water fluoridation, dental caries, dental home, fluoride varnish, health literacy, home visiting, injury, nutrition, pregnancy, school readiness, and tobacco. Issues published in 2015 are available in English and Spanish.


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      Byrum L. [2004]. Cavity free in Tennessee: Early childhood caries prevention—A fluoride varnish program for public health nurses. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 4 pp.

      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
      Available from the website.

      This resource provides an overview of Tennessee's early childhood caries (ECC) prevention program for public health nurses. The program targets regular Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment visits with children at risk for ECC and is available to children and adolescents in all rural regions of Tennessee. The visits provide an opportunity for children to receive screenings, the application of fluoride varnish, and early dental referrals.


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      California Dental Association Foundation. [2010]. Cavity keep away. Sacramento, CA: California Dental Association Foundation, 2 items.

      California Dental Association Foundation
      1201 K Street, Suite 1511
      Sacramento, CA 95814

      Telephone: (800) 232-7645
      E-mail: foundationinfo@cda.org
      Website: http://www.cdafoundation.org
      Available from the website.

      This brochure and poster contain messages about the importance and safety of oral health care during pregnancy and infancy. The materials explain how mothers can avoid passing to their infants the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. The materials are available in English and Spanish.


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      Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2014. Colorado Head Start oral health screening 2013–2014. [Denver, CO]: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 7 pp.

      Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
      4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
      Denver, CO 80246

      Telephone: (303) 692-2000
      Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689
      E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us
      Website: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe
      Available from the website.

      This document provides information from a statewide oral health screening of children in Head Start in Colorado to assess the prevalence of dental caries experience, untreated tooth decay, treatment urgency, and children who have dental homes. Contents include a description of the participants and results, information about Healthy People 2020 targets, and conclusions. Demographic characteristics and statistical data are included.


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      Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Program. 2012. Colorado TOHSS final report. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 282 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 final report describes a Colorado oral health project to increase the number of children with a dental home by addressing three areas: (1) increasing the number of dental visits by age 1 for children at highest risk for oral disease, (2) improving access to oral health services for children with special health care needs through the medical home approach, and (3) expanding access to restorative care through school-based dental sealant programs. Contents include a summary of each goal, with activities listed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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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
      Available from the website.

      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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      Dye BA, Thornton-Evans G, Li X, Iafolla TJ. 2015. Dental caries and sealant prevalence in children and adolescents in the United States, 2011–2012. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 7 pp, (NCHS data brief, no. 191).

      National Center for Health Statistics
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419
      Hyattsville, MD 20782

      Telephone: (800) 232-4636
      Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348
      Fax: (301) 458-4020
      E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov
      Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
      Available from the website.

      This report describes the prevalence of dental caries and dental sealants in children and adolescents by age, race, and Hispanic origin in the United States. Topics include disparities for dental caries and dental sealant prevalence in children and adolescents in 2011–2012. Definitions, the data source, and a discussion of methods are included.


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      U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2014. Dental caries in children from birth through age 5 years: Screening. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

      U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
      540 Gaither Road
      Rockville, MD 20850

      Telephone: (301) 427-1584
      Website: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org
      Available from the website.

      These resources summarize the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and evidence for preventing dental caries in infants and children from birth through age 5. Contents include a recommendation statement, an evidence report, a research plan, a clinical summary, a consumer fact sheet, and an evidence synthesis. Topics include prescribing fluoride supplements for infants and children starting at age 6 months whose water supply is deficient in fluoride and applying fluoride varnish to infants’ and children’s teeth starting upon eruption of the first primary tooth.


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      Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2010–2016. Dental public health white papers and policy statements. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, multiple items.

      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.

      These statements reflect the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' stance on public oral health issues. Topics include community water fluoridation, dental amalgam, dental sealants and bisphenol A, early childhood caries, first dental visit by age 1, fluoride supplements, fluoride toothpaste, fluoride varnish, health care reform, Healthy People 2020 and the oral health leading health indicator, integrating oral health education into health-education curricula in schools, integrating oral health into the school health model, nutrition education and healthy eating in school settings, perinatal oral health, preventing tobacco use and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, school-based fluoride mouthrinse programs, school-based or school-linked mobile or portable services, school-based dental sealant programs, state-based oral-health-surveillance systems, and state oral health program infrastructure and capacity.


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      Tinanoff N, Tilliss T, Newman MG, Ryley J, eds. 2015. Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Resource Center. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 1 v.

      Elsevier, Health Sciences Division
      1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800
      Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822

      Telephone: (215) 239-3900
      Fax: (215) 239-3990
      Website: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com
      Available from the website.

      This resource center for health professionals provides resources for advancing knowledge, treatment, and guidelines related to early childhood caries (ECC). Contents include journal article citations with links to the articles or abstracts cataloged in PubMed. Additionally, the features section shares programs or community lessons that have contributed to advancing the understanding of ECC and approaches to preventing and treating it.


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      Wisconsin Division of Public Health. 2008. Early childhood caries prevention screening (rev.). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Division of Public Health, 1 p.

      Wisconsin Division of Public Health
      1 West Wilson Street
      Madison, WI 53703

      Telephone: (608) 266-1865
      Secondary Telephone: (888) 701-1251
      Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/index.htm
      Available from the website.

      This form is designed to help health professionals in Wisconsin integrate oral health screening into child health examinations. Space is provided for collecting data on demographics, dental caries, and fluoride varnish.


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      Children's Dental Health Project. 2005. Early childhood caries trends upward. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 2 pp, (CDHP issue brief).

      Children's Dental Health Project
      1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
      Washington, DC 20036

      Telephone: (202) 833-8288
      Fax: (202) 331-1432
      E-mail: info@cdhp.org
      Website: https://www.cdhp.org
      Available from the website.

      This issue brief discusses trends in dental caries among children. The fact sheet focuses on disparities in dental caries among young children, children from families with low incomes, and children of color. Implications of oral health disparities are also presented.


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      Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 2010. Early childhood caries: Early childhood caries is preventable. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp, (Oral health in Wisconsin: A fact sheet).

      Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program
      Division of Public Health P.O. Box 2659
      Madison, WI 53701-2659

      Fax: (608) 266-3483
      Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/oral-health/index.htm
      Available from the website.

      This fact sheet provides information for consumers about early childhood caries (ECC), including what causes ECC and tips on preventing it. The fact sheet also describes findings from Wisconsin's oral health assessment of children in Head Start and provides information about the state's community water fluoridation and fluoride varnish programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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      North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2012, 2013. Early dental health: Choosing the right foods. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2 pp, (Step by step to early dental health).

      North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section
      2001 Mail Service Center 5505 Six Forks Road
      Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

      Telephone: (919) 855-4800
      Fax: (919) 870-4805
      Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
      Available from the website.

      This brochure for parents addresses nutrition and oral health in infants and young children. Topics include the importance of healthy foods for oral health and how consuming sugar causes tooth decay. The brochure also provides tips on the types of foods children should eat and those they should avoid, as well as on the drinks that parents should give children during the day. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.


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      Tut O. 2012. End of TOHSS project [final] report, Republic of Marshall Islands: Model oral health prevention training and delivery for well baby visits and children with special needs. Majuro, Marshall Islands: Ministry of Health, 7 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 report describes an oral health project in the Marshall Islands to increase access to and provide oral health care services for children, including those with special health care needs, and pregnant women. Topics include increasing collaboration between government, oral health care stakeholders, and families in program development and providing comprehensive curriculum training for all levels of providers. Also included are a description of project goals and objectives and activities, an evaluation matrix, a flowchart showing the improvement plan, and a list of presentations and products developed during the project. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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      Matthews H, Schumacher R. 2008. Ensuring quality care for low-income babies: Contracting directly with providers to expand and improve infant and toddler care. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 19 pp, (Policy paper; Child care and early education series, paper no. 3).

      Center for Law and Social Policy
      1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200
      Washington, DC 20036

      Telephone: (202) 906-8000
      Fax: (202) 842-2885
      E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact
      Website: http://www.clasp.org
      Available from the website.

      This paper explores the potential of contracts to address issues of supply and quality in the provision of infant and toddler child care. Topics include creating or stabilizing care in particular communities or for specific populations; creating child care slots meeting quality standards important for infants and toddlers; extending the day for infants and toddlers served in Early Head Start; and improving the quality of infant and toddler family child care.


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      Edelstein BL. [2008]. Environmental factors in implementing the dental home for all young children. Washington, DC: National Oral Health Policy Center at Children's Dental Health Project, 18 pp.

      Children's Dental Health Project
      1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
      Washington, DC 20036

      Telephone: (202) 833-8288
      Fax: (202) 331-1432
      E-mail: info@cdhp.org
      Website: https://www.cdhp.org
      Available from the website.

      This paper explores environmental forces relevant to adopting and implementing the dental home for children. Topics include the advent of "social medicine"; early childhood caries risk and disease management; oral health and oral health care disparities; perceived need for oral health services and barriers to dental home utilization; dentistry as a profession; and dental-system capacity for children, including those with special health care needs. Additional items include program and cost implications and logic models. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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      Clifford R. 2013. Every child needs a dental home. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Health Care Services, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program, 2 pp.

      California Department of Health Care Services, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
      CA Website: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/chdp/Pages/default.aspx
      Available from the website.

      This pamphlet for parents and other caregivers addresses the importance of taking infants and young children to a dentist for regular visits. Topics include when to take a child to a dentist, why children need regular dental visits, and tips for visiting the dentist. Information on finding a dentist, including state and local referral services in California, is included.


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      Casamassimo P. 2007. Expect the best for your child's dental home. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2 pp.

      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
      $2.95, may be ordered online at http://www.eparent.com/resources_ep_magazine/index.asp; also available from the website.

      This excerpt from Exceptional Parent magazine provides guidance for families on seeking oral health care for their child and on establishing a relationship with a dentist who can meet the needs of both the child and the parent. Topics include starting early, finding a pediatric dentist, preparing for the dental visit, what to expect of a dentist and a practice, the therapeutic partnership, and linking the dental home to other services. A table shows the application of the principles and characteristics of the medical home as applied to dental practice.


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      North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section. 2013. Final report: Development and dissemination of [priority] oral health risk assessment and referral (PORRT) guidelines. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section, 13 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 report describes a project to increase the number of children enrolled in Medicaid who have a dental home by age 1 by disseminating risk assessment and referral guidelines to pediatricians and family physicians. The report describes the project's objectives to refine and pilot test the Priority Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT), develop an educational intervention and provide training, and conduct an evaluation of the intervention's impact on referral performance. Contents include a discussion of the activities accomplished within each of the objectives, lessons learned, and the significance of the results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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      Delaware Division of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2012. First Smile Delaware. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, multiple items.

      Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services
      Jesse Cooper Building 417 Federal Street
      Dover, DE 19901

      Telephone: (302) 744-4554
      Fax: (302) 661-7229
      Website: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html
      Available from the website.

      These resources are aimed at improving oral health literacy and behaviors throughout Delaware. Contents include tips for preventing dental caries during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood and lists of dentists by city, zip code, and specialty. Client education cards and brochures for parents are also available in English and Spanish.


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      American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition. 1980. Fluoride intake of infants. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 10 pp.

      This report was prepared at the request of the Food and Drug Administration to review the matter of fluoride intake of infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), subcommittee addressed three issues: (1) adequacy of AAP fluoride recommendation; (2) adequacy of formula for providing fluoride to infants; and appropriateness of fluoride supplementation for infants. A bibliography and additional references follow the report of the subcommittee.


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      Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2009. Fluoride varnish manual: Happy Child, Bright Smile. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 29 pp.

      Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program
      P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938
      Austin, TX 78714-9347

      Telephone: (512) 776-7323
      Fax: (512) 776-7256
      E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us
      Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm
      Available from the website.

      This manual provides as a guide for implementing a fluoride varnish program in Texas. It contains information about fluoride varnish advantages, protocols, and application. Additional information includes a description of various types of fluoride varnish, cost, and ordering information. Also provided are sample documents such as program reporting forms, parent letters, and handouts. Instructions are supplemented with photographs.


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      Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Forging a comprehensive initiative to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality: Policy and program options for state planning. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 92 pp.

      Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
      1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250
      Washington, DC 20006-1202

      Telephone: (202) 775-0436
      Fax: (202) 478-5120
      E-mail: info@amchp.org
      Website: http://www.amchp.org
      Available from the website.

      This compendium is a collection of recommendations for states to address infant mortality, supplemented by action steps, examples, and case studies. Topics include implementing health-promotion efforts; improving access to health care for women before, during, and after pregnancy; and ensuring health care quality for all women and infants. The compendium also discusses implementing maternal-risk screening for all women of reproductive age, enhancing service integration for all women and infants, developing data systems to understand and inform efforts, and promoting social equity.


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      U.S. Office of Head Start. 2012. Framework for programs serving infants and toddlers: How do infant/toddler programs support school readiness?. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 1 v.

      Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
      Telephone: (866) 763-6481
      Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
      Available from the website.

      This resource presents a framework to guide Head Start programs in developing and implementing supports for the healthy growth and development of expectant families, infants, and toddlers. It also provides an overview of the Head Start approach to school readiness. Topics include information on school readiness goals for infants and toddlers; providing a foundation for school readiness; and implementing high-quality programs for infants, toddlers, and families.


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      Phillips MG, Stubbs PE. 1987. Head Start combats baby bottle tooth decay. Children Today 16(5):25–28.

      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
      Single photocopies available at no charge.

      This article describes a project to address baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD) among American Indian and Alaska Native children enrolled in Head Start. The document defines BBTD as decay in the primary teeth of infants and toddlers who are regularly fed juice, formula, cereal, soda, or milk in a bottle for prolonged periods during the day or at naptime or bedtime. Additional topics include the incidence of BBTD and approaches to its treatment, screening in Head Start programs, a health promotion initiative centered on parents as primary agents of change, and a national conference focused on preventing BBTD.


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        Manitoba Collaborative Project for the Prevention of Early Childhood Tooth Decay, Healthy Smile Happy Child Pilot Project. [2004]. Healthy baby teeth start here!. Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada: Winnepeg Regional Health Authority, 2 pp.

        Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
        1800-155 Carlton Street
        Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 4YI

        Telephone: (204) 926-7000
        Fax: (204) 926-7007
        Website: http://www.wrha.mb.ca
        Available from the website.

        This brochure for pregnant women, parents, and other caregivers provides information about oral health during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Information about gum infection during pregnancy and tips for preventing gum disease is provided. The importance of a healthy diet that includes plenty of calcium and Vitamin D is also addressed. Oral hygiene and healthy feeding practices for infants and young children are also included, as well as information about the relationship between oral behaviors and dental caries. The brochure is available in English, Cree, and French.


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        National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2016. Healthy habits for happy smiles. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 26 pp.

        Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
        Telephone: (866) 763-6481
        Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
        Available from the website.

        This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues. Topics include taking care of oral health during pregnancy, managing teething pain, taking care of infants’ oral health, brushing children’s teeth, toothbrushing positions and tips for brushing the teeth of children with special health care needs, choosing healthy drinks, giving healthy snacks, getting fluoride, preventing oral injuries, giving first aid for oral injuries, and finding and visiting a dental clinic. The series is available in English and Spanish.


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        South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2010. Healthy smiles for two. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 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 brochure presents tips for women on oral hygiene and oral health care during and after pregnancy. Topics include the importance of visiting the dentist early in pregnancy, eating healthy foods, drinking water with fluoride, avoiding adverse impacts of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and avoiding tobacco products.


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        Funk B, Gessner BD, eds. 2010. High prevalence of early childhood caries, Alaska, 2005 and 2007. Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 1 p, (State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin no. 4).

        Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
        350 Main Street, Room 404 P.O. Box 110601
        Juneau, AK 99811-0601

        Telephone: (907) 465-3030
        Fax: (907) 465-3068
        Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx
        Available from the website.

        This bulletin presents findings from oral health screenings of students in kindergarten and children enrolled in Head Start in Alaska. The report is based on screenings conducted by dentists using the Basic Screening Survey protocol to collect observational data on dental caries. Contents include background information on dental caries, screening methods and results, and recommendations. Data on the prevalence of caries experience and untreated caries by Medicaid and Alaska Native status are also presented.


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        Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009–. Home by One: Medical professionals. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

        Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
        P.O. Box 340308
        Hartford, CT 06134-0308

        Telephone: (860) 509-7382
        Fax: (860) 509-7853
        E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov
        Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601
        Available from the website.

        These resources are components of a public-awareness campaign in Connecticut to reduce oral disease in infants and children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The resources focus on the importance of oral health and oral health care during infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on the age 1 dental visit. Contents include a program fact sheet, a map of dental home networks in relation to WIC sites, a referral form, and a client instruction sheet for fluoride varnish aftercare that is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009–. Home by One: Parents and caregivers. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 3 items.

        Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
        P.O. Box 340308
        Hartford, CT 06134-0308

        Telephone: (860) 509-7382
        Fax: (860) 509-7853
        E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov
        Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601
        Available from the website.

        These resources for parents address the importance of oral health and oral health care during infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on the age 1 dental visit. Contents include a video on toothbrushing, a brochure and checklist on infant oral health, and a guide on early childhood oral health. Topics include how to avoid transmitting bacteria that cause dental caries, when and how to clean infants' gums, when to begin toothbrushing and how to brush with fluoridated toothpaste, how to look for signs of caries, and when to visit the dentist. The materials are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Ferraro L. 2012. Home by One: TOHSS final project narrative report. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 19 pp, plus appendix.

        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 report describes a program that focuses on the belief that oral health in early childhood is integral to young children’s overall health and well-being. Contents include a summary of the burden of early childhood oral disease, program experiences to date, and program impacts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009–. Home by One: WIC professionals. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

        Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
        P.O. Box 340308
        Hartford, CT 06134-0308

        Telephone: (860) 509-7382
        Fax: (860) 509-7853
        E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov
        Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601
        Available from the website.

        These resources are components of a public-awareness campaign to reduce oral disease in infants and children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Contents include a fact sheet about WIC; a map of dental home networks in relation to WIC sites; stories to support the transition from bottle to cup and discontinuing bottlefeeding after age 1, in seven languages (Brazilian/Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese); and a fact sheet and flyer/poster about oral health advocacy in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. [2009]. How to apply fluoride varnish [online course]. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health.

        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
        801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
        Rockville, MD 20852

        Telephone: (301) 443-1106
        Secondary Telephone: (800) IHS-DENT (447-3368)
        Fax: (301) 594-6610
        E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov
        Website: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry/index.cfm
        Available from the website.

        This presentation provides an overview of early childhood caries (ECC) and describes its impact on American Indian and Alaska Native children. Topics include how to conduct an oral health risk assessment, apply fluoride varnish, and present oral health messages to families to prevent ECC.


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        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Children's Dental Health Project. 2010. How to protect your baby's teeth from cavities: Como proteger los dientes de su bebe contra las cavidades dentales. [Chicago, IL]: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; [Washington, DC]: Children's Dental Health Project , 1 p.

        Children's Dental Health Project
        1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
        Washington, DC 20036

        Telephone: (202) 833-8288
        Fax: (202) 331-1432
        E-mail: info@cdhp.org
        Website: https://www.cdhp.org
        Available from the website.

        This fact sheet for new parents addresses how to prevent dental caries in infants. It provides tips on oral hygiene for women during and after pregnancy, as well as tips on taking care of infant gums and teeth. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2010. I-Smile oral health coordinator handbook (rev.). Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 1 v.

        Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
        Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
        Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

        Telephone: (515) 242-6383
        Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
        Fax: (515) 242-6384
        Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds
        Available from the website.

        This handbook is intended to assist the oral health coordinator (dental hygienist) in providing primary prevention and care-coordination services for young children and their families in Iowa. Topics include the dental home and dental caries screening and treatment services. The handbook contains an overview of Iowa's I-Smile project, oral health service guidelines including a fluoride varnish protocol, oral-health-education guidelines, sample forms, and other resources.


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        Iowa Department of Public Health. 2009. I-Smile screening guide for health care professionals. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, 24 pp.

        Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
        Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
        Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

        Telephone: (515) 242-6383
        Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
        Fax: (515) 242-6384
        Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds
        Available from the website.

        This guide for health professionals provides training and education on oral screening, risk assessment, and fluoride-varnish application as part of the I-Smile Dental Home Project, a statewide initiative to provide primary prevention and care coordination within Iowa's public health network. Topics include the importance of children's oral health, parent-education tips, and when to refer children to the local I-Smile coordinator for help with finding a dentist. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2008–. I-Smile™. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, multiple items.

        Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
        Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
        Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

        Telephone: (515) 242-6383
        Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
        Fax: (515) 242-6384
        Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds
        Available from the website.

        These materials are part of outreach activities for I-Smile, Iowa’s dental home initiative for children. Contents include brochures and posters (in English and Spanish). A program description, information about care coordination and support for families and school oral health screening, activity pages for children, tips and tools for parents, and public service videos are also available from the website. Some of the materials are available in English and Spanish.


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        [U.S.] Indian Health Service [Head Start Program]. 2012. IHS Head Start: Start healthy. Grow healthy (rev.). Rockville, MD: Indian Health Service, [Head Start Program], 2 items.

        U.S. Indian Health Service, Head Start Program
        801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 400
        Rockville, MD 20852

        Telephone: (505) 248-7694
        Website: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/HeadStart
        Available from the website.

        These booklets offer information about how Head Start staff can help improve the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native infants, young children, and pregnant women. The booklets also provide information to help meet oral-health-related program performance standards. Contents include best practices for prevention and early intervention. It also includes sample forms for assessment, treatment, and topical fluoride application; posters on first aid for dental emergencies and oral health promotion; and a reference guide on classroom toothbrushing Materials are also available on a CD-ROM.


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        Isaacs JB. 2008. Impacts of early childhood programs. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center on Children and Families and First Focus, 29 pp.

        Brookings Institution
        1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
        Washington, DC 20036

        Telephone: (202) 797-6000
        Fax: (202) 797-6004
        E-mail: communications@brookings.edu
        Website: http://www.brookings.edu
        Available from the website.

        This set of research briefs provides policymakers with a summary of evidence on several early childhood interventions and their impact on children and families. The briefs discuss (1) state pre-kindergarten programs, (2) Head Start, (3) Early Head Start, (4) model early childhood programs (Abecedarian project, High Scope/Perry Preschool, and Chicago Child-Parent Centers), and (5) nurse home visiting. For each, the brief explains what the intervention is, what is its impact, and how impacts vary.


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        Douglass J, Douglass A, Silk H. [2007]. Infant oral health fast facts (3rd ed.). [Farmington, CT: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine], 2 pp.

        University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
        263 Farmington Avenue
        Farmington, CT 06030

        Telephone: (860) 679-2808
        Website: http://sdm.uchc.edu/index.html
        Available from the website.

        This pocket card provides information on oral health topics and is intended to serve as a quick reference tool for health professionals during well child care visits. Topics are presented by developmental age (0-2 months, 4 months, 6-9 months, and 12 months and older) and include diet, fluoride supplementation and fluoride varnish, dental caries risk assessment, oral hygiene, dental screening, and regular dental visits. Tooth eruption charts, information on well water testing, and a list of water companies in Connecticut with optimally fluoridated water are also included.


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        North Carolina Early Childhood Oral Health Collaborative. 2013. Into the Mouths of Babes/Connecting the Docs toolkit. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, multiple items.

        North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section
        2001 Mail Service Center 5505 Six Forks Road
        Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

        Telephone: (919) 855-4800
        Fax: (919) 870-4805
        Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
        Available at no charge (program participants only); also available from the website.

        This toolkit is for health professionals trained to deliver preventive oral health services (oral evaluation and risk assessment, parent or caregiver education, fluoride-varnish application, and dental home referral) to infants and young children from birth to age 42 months enrolled in Medicaid in North Carolina. Contents include videos on preventive oral health procedures and the Priority Oral Health Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT). Additional contents include steps for fluoride-varnish application that can be posted in the exam room, information on Medicaid reimbursement, the PORRT and referral guidelines, a supply list, parent-education materials in English and Spanish, training guidelines, and a certificate.


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        [U.S.] Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. 2010. Introducing the Indian Health Service early childhood caries initiative. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 16 pp, (IHS Dental Explorer).

        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
        801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
        Rockville, MD 20852

        Telephone: (301) 443-1106
        Secondary Telephone: (800) IHS-DENT (447-3368)
        Fax: (301) 594-6610
        E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov
        Website: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry/index.cfm
        Available from the website.

        This brief describes an initiative to prevent dental caries in young children and promote an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention. Program components include oral health assessment, fluoride varnish, dental sealants, interim therapeutic restoration, and surveillance. The brief describes the importance of prevention and early intervention; the initiative’s goals and objectives; and best practices for pregnant women, infants, and young children.


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        Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health. 2005. Iowa Access to Baby and Child Dentistry: Best practices manual—Strategies to improve oral health. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 52 pp.

        Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
        Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
        Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

        Telephone: (515) 242-6383
        Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
        Fax: (515) 242-6384
        Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds
        Available from the website.

        This directory, intended for use by health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others, provides information about state and community programs in Iowa designed to increase access to oral health care for children (from birth to age 21) from families with low incomes. Specifically, the directory outlines activities of the community-based Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) programs and the state-level Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Care for Kids program. Summaries of project objectives, activities, and outcomes are provided with additional information about challenges, funding, and evaluation. Appendices include lists of acronyms and contacts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Iowa Department of Public Health. 2012. Iowa's TOHSS project final progress report. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, [Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems], 17 pp, plus appendices.

        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 report describes the Iowa I-Smile program and its goals: (1) promoting the dental home initiative to ensure statewide recognition and understanding of the importance of early and regular oral health care and (2) creating an ongoing surveillance system to track the oral health status of infants and children from birth through age 5 and the program's impact. Topics include the medical/dental interface, access to care for children with special health care needs, improving oral health care financing, expanding comprehensive services statewide, increasing collaboration, and sustainable efforts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Oregon Department of Health Services, Public Health Division. 2011, 2008. Keep your baby smiling . . . Prevent early childhood cavities. Portland, OR: Oregon Department of Health Services, Public Health Division, 2 pp.

        Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division
        800 North East Oregon Street
        Portland, OR 97232

        Telephone: (971) 673-1222
        Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372
        Fax: (971) 673-1299
        Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/
        Available from the website.

        This brochure for parents provides advice on preventing early childhood caries. Topics include bedtime bottle and pacifier practices, how sweet drinks can cause tooth decay, oral hygiene for infants, and ways to comfort infants at bedtime. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.


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        Betterley C, Dobson B, Steffen J. 2000. Keep your baby smiling . . . Prevent early childhood tooth decay. [Ames, IA]: Iowa State University, University Extension; [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Nutrition and WIC, 2 pp, (Food and nutrition; 6).

        Connie Betterley, M.S., R.D.
        Iowa State University, Extension Distribution Center
        119 Printing and Publications Building Ames, IA 50011-3171

        Telephone: (515) 294-5247
        Fax: (515) 294-2945
        E-mail:
        Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pubs/
        Available from the website. Document Number: SP113.

        This fact sheet explains how to prevent early childhood caries. It includes a checklist of risk factors, tips for putting an infant to bed without a bottle, and instructions for protecting teeth during infancy and early childhood. Pictures show mild, moderate, and severe tooth decay. One side of the fact sheet is in English, and the other side is in Spanish.


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        Pacific Islands Early Childhood Caries Prevention Project. 2008. Lift the lip and prevent decay. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Pacific Islands Early Childhood Caries Prevention Project, 8 pp.

        Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
        Telephone: (866) 763-6481
        Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
        Available from the website.

        This flip chart is designed to help Head Start staff working in the Pacific Islands and other rural settings learn how to use the "lift the lip" technique for screening the teeth of infants and children for tooth decay.


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        Tinanoff N, Lowe E, Holt K, Goodman H. 2010. Maryland's Mouths Matter: Fluoride varnish and oral health screening programs for kids—Training for EPSDT medical providers in Maryland. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center; Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 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 curriculum is designed to provide Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment medical providers (i.e., physicians, nurse practitioners) and other health professionals in Maryland with knowledge and skills to reduce the incidence of dental caries among children ages 3 and under and to contribute to the establishment of a dental home. The series of four modules provides information on the role of medical providers in children's oral health. Also included are a description of the dental caries process and instructions on how to conduct a dental caries risk assessment. The modules also address the provision of anticipatory guidance, the application of fluoride varnish, and the importance of referring young children to a dentist. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Washington State Health Care Authority. 2013. Medicaid provider guide: Access to Baby and Child Dentistry. [Olympia, WA]: Washington State Health Care Authority, 14 pp.

        Washington State Health Care Authority, Medicaid
        P.O. Box 45502
        Olympia, WA 98504-2682

        Telephone: (800) 562-3022
        E-mail: ASKMEDICAID@hca.wa.gov
        Website: http://www.hca.wa.gov
        Available from the website.

        This manual contains instructions for participating in Access to Baby and Child Dentistry, a program to increase access to oral health services for Medicaid-eligible infants and children from birth through age 5 in Washington. Topics include eligibility, coverage, authorization, and billing and claim forms. Fee schedules are also available.


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        Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Missouri Preventive Services Program: A report from the 2014–2015 school year. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 15 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 report highlights the accomplishments of a program to promote oral health in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 18 in Missouri through oral health education and preventive oral health services. Topics include information about oral health screening, fluoride-varnish application, and referral for needed oral health care. Contents include the number of participants and percentages of children with poor oral hygiene, dental sealants, treated tooth decay, untreated decay, treatment urgency, white spot lesions, and early childhood caries. Recommendations are also provided.


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        Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood. [2014]. Monthly message: Healthy teeth are important. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood, 2 pp.

        Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood
        125 Holmes Street, Suite 3
        Frankfort, KY 40601

        Telephone: (502) 782-0200
        Website: http://kidsnow.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
        Available from the website.

        This document for parents and other caregivers provides information about preventing tooth decay in infants. Topics include the importance of primary teeth, regular preventive care, and nutrition in preventing decay and promoting healthy development; when to schedule the first dental visit and what to expect during the visit; and how to take care of infants' gums and teeth.


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        Texas Department of State Health Services, Nutrition Services Section and Texas Oral Health Coalition. 2006. Nothing but the tooth. [Austin, TX]: Texas Department of State Health Services, Nutrition Services Section and Texas Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (6 min, 37 sec).

        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 video resource provides information on oral health and oral hygiene for pregnant and parenting women and their infants. The content focuses on the importance of visiting the dentist early in pregnancy, maintaining oral hygiene practices throughout pregnancy, and potential concerns about oral disease during pregnancy. Additional information is included on the importance of breastfeeding in healthy oral development, cleaning an infant's gums, avoiding frequent and prolonged eating, avoiding utensil-sharing, and scheduling the first dental visit on or before an infant's first birthday. Content is available in English and Spanish.


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        Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Opportunities for collaboration between state oral health and maternal and child health programs to improve early childhood oral health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 9 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 brief discusses efforts to integrate oral health activities and information into state maternal and child health (MCH) early childhood programs to improve oral health status. The brief focuses on MCH state-level early childhood programs relevant to oral health, specifically the Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The brief also presents examples of oral health integration into state ECCS programs, other opportunities to collaborate with state MCH programs, and resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        U.S. Office of Head Start. 2006. Oral health - revision: ACF-PI-HS-06-03 [program instruction]. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start.

        Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
        Telephone: (866) 763-6481
        Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
        Available from the website.

        This program instruction explains the Office of Head Start's policies and expectations regarding grantee compliance with selected oral health requirements of 45 CFR 1304 Subpart B-Early Childhood Development and Health Services. Topics include toothbrushing for infants and children; dental home; determination by a health professional of age-appropriate preventive and primary health care; the state Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program; ongoing care; oral health screening; the Medicaid state plan; and paying for oral health services. The program instruction is available in English and Spanish.


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        Hilton I, Lampron C, Anderson J, Jacobs T. 2008. Oral health disparities collaborative implementation manual. Rockville, MD: Health Resources and Services Administration, Center for Quality, 63 pp.

        Health Care Communities
        CSI Solutions LLC 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300
        Bethesda, MD 20817

        Fax: (301) 564-9619
        E-mail: info@spreadinnovation.com
        Website: http://www.healthcarecommunities.org
        Available from the website.

        This manual provides an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Oral Health Disparities Pilot, launched in 2005. The care model is described as it relates to the improvement of perinatal oral health and the treatment and prevention of early childhood caries. Contents describe lessons learned, oral health and medical primary care integration, the business case for oral health, a guide to getting started, and information about improving dental practice efficiency. Also included is Steps to Success, a compilation of change concepts and ideas for improving the oral health status of pregnant women and of infants and children from birth through age 5.


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        National Association of School Nurses. [2011]. Oral health guidance for parents of young children. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 1 p.

        National Association of School Nurses
        1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925
        Silver Spring, MD 20910

        Telephone: (240) 821-1130
        Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767
        Fax: (301) 585-1791
        E-mail: nasn@nasn.org
        Website: http://www.nasn.org
        Available from the website.

        This tip sheet for parents provides guidance on children's oral health. Topics include dental visits, fluoridated drinking water, toothbrushing, nutrition, and dental sealants. [Note: Contains dated information on using fluoridated toothpaste.]


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        National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2003–2017. Oral health resource bulletin. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, semi-annual.

        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 document lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community. It includes sections on data and surveillance, Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded project reports, policy, professional-client tools, professional education and practice, program development, public awareness and education, and quality assurance. Each bulletin supplements previous volumes. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures, National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health. 2014. Oral health risk assessment tool [and guidance (upd.)]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 3 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
        Available from the website.

        This tool, along with accompanying guidance, is designed to help health professionals implement oral health risk assessment during health supervision visits. Topics include risk-assessment timing, risk factors, protective factors, and clinical findings. The tool is intended for documenting dental caries risk of infants or young children (from birth to age 6). Information on treatment for those at high risk for caries and color photographs depicting various clinical findings are included.


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        Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2012. Oral health screening guide. [Madison, WI]: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

        Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program
        Division of Public Health P.O. Box 2659
        Madison, WI 53701-2659

        Fax: (608) 266-3483
        Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/oral-health/index.htm
        Available from the website.

        This handout presents photographs illustrating varying degrees of tooth decay and other oral conditions in young children, along with a tooth-eruption chart to aid health professionals in oral health screening. The handout also provides facts on fluoride varnish, as well as tips on oral hygiene, dental visits, and other oral health topics.


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        South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health. 2011. Oral health teacher activities for the early childhood classroom: Infants, toddlers, preschoolers. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 43 pp.

        South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health
        2600 Bull Street
        Columbia, SC 29201

        Telephone: (803) 898-3432
        Website: https://www.scdhec.gov
        Available from the website.

        This guide contains 13 activities for infants and young children from birth through age four to acquaint them with their mouth, how to care for their teeth, learn to like healthy foods, and encourage them to keep their smiles safe. Each of the lessons includes information on the purpose of the activity, the time required to do the activity, the supplies needed, step by step directions, related resources such as books, suggestions for reinforcing the ideas, as well as information for parents.


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        University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. 2012. Order form: Caries prevention material. College Park, MD: University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, 1 p.

        University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
        Dean's Office SPH Building, Room 2367 University of Maryland
        College Park, MD 20742

        Telephone: (301) 405-2356
        E-mail: HealthLiteracy@umd.edu
        Website: http://www.healthliteracy.umd.edu
        Available at no charge.

        This poster series provides evidence-based messages about preventing tooth decay in infants and young children. The posters can be used in well-child clinics, preschool programs, WIC, Head Start programs, dental clinics, and health centers to introduce key oral health messages to parents and other caregivers and to reinforce other educational messages. Topics include dental sealants, fluorides, and oral hygiene. The posters are available in English and Spanish.


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        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2011. Parent education brochures. 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
        $45 per 100 (members); $54 per 100 (nonmembers); also available at no charge from the website.

        These brochures provide information on oral health topics for parents, teachers, school nurses, and others. Topics include oral health care for infants; thumb, finger, and pacifier habits; diet and snacking; fluoride; dental sealants; emergency care; conscious sedation, general anesthesia, and nitrous oxide; pediatric dentists; preventive dentistry; regular dental visits; space maintenance; and X-ray use and safety.


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        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2011–. Points of light: A resource guide for pediatric and general dentists to successfully establish an infant oral health referral infrastructure in your community and state. 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
        Available from the website.

        This guide outlines a process for establishing an infant oral health referral infrastructure in communities and states. Topics include collaboration among dentists and pediatric health professionals to encourage early dental referrals, risk assessment timing, and establishment of the dental home. Contents include sample referral letters for dentists and physicians, a policy statement, and a handout and presentation on infant oral health care.


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        Children's Dental Health Project. 2014. Policy options for reducing early childhood tooth decay: Lessons learned from a New York state simulation model. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 6 pp.

        Children's Dental Health Project
        1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
        Washington, DC 20036

        Telephone: (202) 833-8288
        Fax: (202) 331-1432
        E-mail: info@cdhp.org
        Website: https://www.cdhp.org
        Available from the website.

        This brief presents findings of the New York State early childhood caries system dynamics model as they relate to cost-effective care delivery and reducing risks for disease. It discusses policy options to align the oral health-care-delivery system with established caries-management science. Topics include focusing care on an individual child's level of risk for disease, approaches for crafting dental benefits in a cost-effective manner, community water fluoridation, and motivational interviewing.


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        South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2010. Prevent infant and toddler tooth decay or early childhood caries (ECC). Pierre, SD: South Dakota Department of Health, 4 pp.

        South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program
        600 East Capitol Avenue
        Pierre, SD 57501-2536

        Telephone: (605) 773-3361
        Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301
        Website: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth
        Available at no charge; also available from the website.

        This brochure for parents describes early childhood caries and how to prevent tooth decay in infants and young children. Topics include the importance of healthy primary teeth and gums, oral hygiene, avoiding putting an infant or young child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup, avoiding drinks high in sugar, when to teach an infant or young child to drink from a cup, and when to schedule the first dental visit.


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        American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations. 2014. Proceedings of the November 18–20, 2013 Prevention Summit: Advancing America's Oral Health. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 32 pp.

        American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
        211 East Chicago Avenue
        Chicago, IL 60611-2678

        Telephone: (312) 440-2500
        Fax:
        Website: http://www.ada.org
        Available from the website.

        This report summarizes proceedings of a summit held on November 18–20, 2013, in Chicago, IL, to develop a national framework for action on preventing oral disease. Contents include an overview of summit outcomes and activities by day, planning group members, purpose, objectives, and sponsors. Topics include the financing and economics of oral health; oral health conditions including oral cancer, periodontal disease, facial injuries, and dental caries; prevention strategies; stakeholder group perspectives; and integrated approach. Materials provided at the summit are also available.


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        University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. n.d.. Project Smile. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 4 modules.

        University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine
        7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7794
        San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

        Telephone: (210) 567-4550
        Contact Phone: (210) 567-0815
        Fax: (210) 567-4579
        Contact E-mail: presleyt@uthscsa.edu
        Website: http://familymed.uthscsa.edu
        Available from the website.

        This training course for physicians comprises course instruction that includes a brief self-assessment and four modules on early childhood oral health. Module 1 defines early childhood caries (ECC) and discusses ECC prevalence, risk factors, and causes. Module 2 discusses the tooth-eruption sequence, the first oral examination, the benefits of early examinations, and the knee-to-knee oral examination. Module 3 describes the dental caries sequence, white spots, caries severity, and unusual problems. Module 4 addresses culturally sensitive care, ways to prevent ECC, anticipatory guidance, and toothbrushing technique.


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        Brown A, Lowe B, Zimmerman B. 2005. Promising approaches and lessons learned for preventing or reducing early childhood caries: Summary of a workshop convened by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 27 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 report summarizes a national forum on early childhood caries (ECC) held on May 16–17, 2005, in Washington, DC, to identify common program elements using the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' Best Practices for Oral Health Programs criteria as a framework and to develop a knowledge base of promising program approaches, practices, challenges, and lessons aimed at reducing and preventing the incidence of ECC. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) core principles of ECC prevention and disease management, (2) promising strategies and challenges of ECC programs, and (3) key considerations in developing and sustaining ECC initiatives. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2007. Protect your baby's teeth from early childhood tooth decay. [Providence, RI]: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 2 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 brochure for parents describes ways to keep infants' gums and teeth healthy during the first year. It discusses early signs and causes of tooth decay, appropriate use of bottles and sippy cups, and how to clean an infant's gums and teeth. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures. 2017. 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
        Available from the website.

        These recommendations for health professionals 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 recommendations 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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        Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: An overview for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 4 pp, (Issue brief).

        U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        7500 Security Boulevard
        Baltimore, MD 21244

        Telephone: (877) 267-2323
        Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
        Fax:
        Website: https://www.cms.gov
        Available from the website.

        This issue brief for state policymakers presents strategies for addressing the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) in participants enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief defines ECC, describes the disproportionate impact of ECC on children ages 2–5 from families with low incomes and from minority households, and outlines ways that states can promote ECC prevention and management within Medicaid and CHIP policies. Topics include emphasizing prevention, assessing and addressing risk, educating and engaging parents, and supporting providers.


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        Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: Leading steps for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 3 pp, (Issue brief).

        U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        7500 Security Boulevard
        Baltimore, MD 21244

        Telephone: (877) 267-2323
        Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
        Fax:
        Website: https://www.cms.gov
        Available from the website.

        This issue brief for state policymakers describes the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) and the leadership needed to address the problem. Topics include the proportion of children with untreated ECC, the disproportionate impact of untreated ECC on children from families with low incomes, and the important role of state leaders (including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program managers) in assessing policy and implementing next steps. Topics include emphasizing prevention, promoting risk assessments and individualized care plans for children at high risk for ECC, and educating and engaging parents.


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        Reusch C, Booth M, Foster M. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: Strategies for state Medicaid and CHIP dental program managers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 5 pp, (Issue brief).

        U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        7500 Security Boulevard
        Baltimore, MD 21244

        Telephone: (877) 267-2323
        Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
        Fax:
        Website: https://www.cms.gov
        Available from the website.

        This issue brief for state oral health program managers presents strategies for preventing and managing early childhood caries in children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief also provides examples of state efforts to implement prevention, risk-assessment, care-plan, and quality-improvement strategies in Medicaid and CHIP.


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        Hanlon C. 2010. Reimbursing medical providers for preventive oral health services: State policy options. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy; Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States, 27 pp.

        National Academy for State Health Policy
        10 Free Street, Second Floor
        Portland, ME 04101

        Telephone: (207) 874-6524
        Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101
        Fax: (207) 874-6527
        E-mail: info@nashp.org
        Website: http://www.nashp.org
        Available from the website.

        This report is intended to help states that are considering adopting policies to increase children’s access to preventive oral health services by reimbursing primary care health professionals for services such as oral health risk assessment, oral health screening or oral examination, fluoride-varnish application, and caregiver education. Contents include policy design and implementation considerations and lessons learned from interviews in states (Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Utah, and Washington). Topics include service components and reimbursement, training, legislation and regulation, evaluation, and stakeholder collaboration.


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        National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2010–2017. Resource highlights. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, multiple items.

        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.

        These resources for professionals highlight key facts, materials, and websites on oral health topics. Topics include children and adolescents with special health care needs, dental caries, dental home, dental sealants, fluoridated water, fluoride varnish, Head Start, health literacy, home visiting, injury, K–12 education, mobile and portable services, nutrition, pregnancy, primary care, quality improvement, school health services, school readiness, and tobacco. Some of the materials and websites are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Ng MW. 2013. Risk-based disease prevention and management of early childhood caries (ECC). Boston, MA: Boston Children's Hospital, 22 pp.

        National Institute for Children's Health Quality
        30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor
        Boston, MA 02108

        Telephone: (617) 391-2700
        Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832
        Fax: (617) 391-2701
        E-mail: info@nichq.org
        Website: http://www.nichq.org
        Available from the website.

        This flip chart is designed to help oral health educators communicate with families about the importance of good oral health habits and healthy eating behaviors early in life to prevent tooth decay. Topics include limiting juice and sugar-sweetened beverages for better oral health. The chart promotes brushing a child’s teeth right before bed and giving a child no beverage other than water to take to bed.


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        Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) fact sheet. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 2 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 fact sheet defines silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and describes the evidence base for using SDF to control dental caries. Topics include indications, contraindications, and other considerations; recommended protocols; using SDF in addition to fluoride varnish, other professionally applied fluorides, or dental sealants; Medicaid reimbursement; and who can apply SDF.


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        Clark MB, Douglass AB, Deutchman M, Douglass JM, Gonsalves W, Silk H, Tysinger JW, Wrightson AZ, Quinonez R, Dolce M, Bowser J. 2013–. Smiles for Life: A national oral health curriculum (3rd ed.). Leawood, KS: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Group on Oral Health, multiple items.

        Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
        11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 540
        Leawood, KS 66211

        Telephone: (913) 906-6000
        Secondary Telephone: (800) 274-7928
        Fax: (913) 906-6096
        E-mail: stfmoffice@stfm.org
        Website: http://www.stfm.org
        Available from the website.

        This curriculum for health professionals and educators comprises eight courses addressing oral health. Topics include the relationship between oral health and systemic health; caries risk assessment, fluoride varnish, and counseling; oral examination; acute dental problems; and oral health for children, adults, pregnant women, and older adults. Pocket cards and applications for handheld devices summarizing key point-of-care information on oral health for children and adults and dental emergencies are also available.


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        Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services. 2006. Smiles for Ohio fluoride varnish program for primary care providers. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services, 3 items.

        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 for loan; also available from the website.

        This training manual provides information on how to assess the oral health of infants and young children at well-child examinations to better enable health professionals to identify infants and young children at risk for early childhood caries. The manual also provides information on how to implement the Smiles for Ohio Fluoride Varnish Program to apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of children at high risk of tooth decay. The manual includes presentation slides, information on making the program work in practice, supply information, information about Medicaid reimbursement, a selection of fluoride-varnish literature, information about referral, a list of additional resources, and handouts and anticipatory guidance. A CD-ROM in the back of the manual contains the manual contents in .pdf format, as well as video clips and the Fluoride Varnish Reference Guide. A DVD containing a narrated video of the slide presentation and a print copy of Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health–Pocket Guide are also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. [2005]. Social marketing research: Early childhood caries. [Phoenix, AZ:] Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 3 pp.

        Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health
        150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320
        Phoenix, AZ 85007

        Telephone: (602) 542-1891
        Fax: (602) 364-1494
        Website: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/
        Available from the website.

        This report presents results of the first two phases of a pediatric social marketing research project on oral health awareness targeted at parents of young children. The report provides information on the methods and results of social marketing research, identifies three important target audiences for information on early childhood caries, identifies potential areas of influence to impact knowledge and behavioral changes in the target population, and discusses next steps for the implementation of the social marketing campaign. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Wisconsin Division of Public Health. 2010. Something to smile about. [Madison, WI]: Wisconsin Division of Public Health, 20 pp.

        Wisconsin Division of Public Health
        1 West Wilson Street
        Madison, WI 53703

        Telephone: (608) 266-1865
        Secondary Telephone: (888) 701-1251
        Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/index.htm
        Available from the website.

        This booklet for parents and other caregivers discusses infant oral health. Topics include dental caries, including white spots and early childhood caries, and the importance of having a dental visit by age 1. The brochure also provides tips on oral hygiene and infant feeding and nutrition.


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        South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 2009. South Carolina takes action: Oral health for the young child. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 21 pp.

        South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health
        2600 Bull Street
        Columbia, SC 29201

        Telephone: (803) 898-3432
        Website: https://www.scdhec.gov
        Available from the website.

        This report provides recommendations on early childhood oral health for parents and other caregivers and health professionals. Topics include dental caries, prevention and risk assessment, and anticipatory guidance and education. The report is part of a campaign to build consensus and support for standards of care in South Carolina.


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        Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. 2012. State Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Targeted Oral health Services Systems (TOHSS) Grant Program: Final [report] project narrative, 2007-2011. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 16 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 report describes a project in Florida to increase age 1 dental visits for children at high risk for oral disease and improve access to oral health services for children with special health care needs. The report includes an overview of the need for improved oral health access; describes significant changes, experiences, and collaborative activities related to the project; and discusses project sustainability. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        VanLandeghem K, Edelstein B. 2010. Strategies for sustaining and enhancing prevention of childhood tooth decay during challenging times. Washington, DC: National Oral Health Policy Center, 13 pp, (TrendNotes).

        This issue of TrendNotes focuses on childhood dental caries and maintaining programs in the face of budget cuts to school health programs. It discusses trends; policy solutions; state budget cuts threatening advancement in prevention; sustaining core elements of comprehensive systems of care and caries prevention through systems reforms, policymaking, and programming integration; strengthening access to oral health care services; creating new sources of revenue; and improving oral health surveillance and reporting. An additional section discusses opportunities for reforming several federal programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        California Childcare Health Program. 2010. Survival tips posters: Stop dental disease. Oakland, CA: California Childcare Health Program, 12 items.

        University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, California Childcare Health Program
        San Francisco, CA 94143

        Telephone: (415) 476-4695
        Website: http://www.ucsfchildcarehealth.org
        $10.00 per set of 6 for full-color laminated version; also available from the website.

        This series of posters presents information on the prevention of oral disease and injury in early care and education. Topics include how to handle oral injuries, oral hygiene for children, preventing tooth decay, toothbrushes for children with special health care needs, toothbrush storage, and toothbrushing. Each poster is available in English and Spanish.


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        American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, and American Dental Association. 2007. The dental home: It's never too early to start. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, 2 pp.

        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
        Available from the website.

        This flyer is designed to provide education about the dental home. It addresses the following topics: (1) the concept of the dental home, (2) how to establish the dental home, (3) how the dental home enhances the oral health professional's ability to provide optimal oral health care, and (4) how parents and oral health professionals can make a difference in a child's oral health. The brochure also contains a list of recommendations for oral health professionals and key messages to share with parents.


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        Phipps KR, Ricks TL. 2015. The oral health of 1–5 year old American Indian and Alaska Native children: Results of the 2014 IHS Oral Health Survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 9 pp, (Indian Health Service data brief).

        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
        801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
        Rockville, MD 20852

        Telephone: (301) 443-1106
        Secondary Telephone: (800) IHS-DENT (447-3368)
        Fax: (301) 594-6610
        E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov
        Website: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry/index.cfm
        Available from the website.

        This brief presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children ages 1–5. Contents include information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN children ages 1–5 in 2014 at both the national and Indian Health Service Area level, as well as trends in the oral health of this population since 2010. The brief also describes the prevalence of dental sealants on a primary molar tooth among this population.


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        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. 2010. The WIC staff's role in ECC prevention and early intervention. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 2 pp.

        U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
        801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 300
        Rockville, MD 20852

        Telephone: (301) 443-1106
        Secondary Telephone: (800) IHS-DENT (447-3368)
        Fax: (301) 594-6610
        E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov
        Website: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry/index.cfm
        Available from the website.

        This fact sheet describes early childhood caries and prevention tips for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) staff serving American Indian children from birth through age 5. Topics include oral hygiene, applying fluoride varnish, and visiting the dentist.


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        Holt K, Clark M, Barzel R. 2009. Two healthy smiles: Tips to keep you and your baby healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 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 at no charge; also available from the website.

        This brochure is designed to educate women about the importance of oral hygiene and oral health care during pregnancy. Topics include brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental check-ups and treatment. Additional topics include the impact of hormonal changes during pregnancy on gum health, caring for an infant’s gums and teeth, and finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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        Griffin SO, Barker LK, Wei L, Li CH, Albuquerque MS, Gooch BE, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014. Use of dental care and effective preventive services in preventing tooth decay among U.S. children and adolescents: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, United States, 2003–2009 and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2005–2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 63(2):54–60.

        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
        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
        Available from the website.

        This report provides information about the use of oral health care and the receipt of a dental sealant or topical fluoride gel or varnish among infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21 within the calendar year. The report presents measures and trends by the infant's, child's, or adolescent's sex, age, race and ethnicity, health insurance status, dental insurance status, and disability status; family income-poverty ratio; and head of household level of educational attainment.


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        American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2010. Want some life saving advice? Ask your dental hygienist about proper oral health care for children. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 2 pp.

        American Dental Hygienists' Association
        444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
        Chicago, IL 60611

        Telephone: (312) 440-8900
        Fax: (312) 440-1806
        Website: http://www.adha.org
        Available from the website.

        This fact sheet for parents discusses the importance of establishing good oral hygiene in infancy and the role of dental hygienists in promoting, establishing, and maintaining oral health throughout infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Topics include the first years, toddlers' teeth, and older children and oral health. Tips on preparing a child for a dental checkup are also provided.


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        Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2012. Why worry about baby teeth?. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 1 p.

        Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
        Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
        Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

        Telephone: (515) 242-6383
        Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
        Fax: (515) 242-6384
        Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds
        Available from the website.

        This brochure for expectant and new parents and other caregivers emphasizes the importance of primary teeth to overall health. Topics include diet, nutrition, and tooth decay; caring for an infant's gums and teeth; and family oral health. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Note: Contains dated information on using fluoridated toothpaste.]

             

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