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2017

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Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy is now available in Arabic, Chinese, Chuukese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese. It provides information and resources to help women take care of their oral health during pregnancy. Topics include getting oral health care, practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The tip sheet also encourages women to take care of their infant's gums and teeth and ask their pediatric health professional to check their infant's mouth starting at age 6 months and provide a referral to a dentist for urgent care. A list of resources is included.

   
Healthy Futures: Engaging the Oral Health Community in Childhood Obesity Prevention National Conference

Healthy Futures: Engaging the Oral Health Community in Childhood Obesity Prevention National Conference—Executive Summary provides an overview, agenda, and key findings of the conference held November 3–4, 2016, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It also presents a list of proposed strategies in the following areas: research, dental students’ education and training, oral health professionals’ continuing education and training, advocacy/policy, consumer-based education interventions, interprofessional collaboration, and reimbursement.

The Journal of Public Health Dentistry (volume 31, supplement 1) includes nine articles prepared for the conference that identified through systematic reviews or scoping reviews the state of the science related to preventing childhood obesity and reducing children’s consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and strategies that oral health professionals and organizations can employ to prevent childhood obesity. The articles examine (1) the state of the science related to preventing childhood obesity, (2) the state of the science related to reducing children’s consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages or sugar-containing beverages, and (3) strategies that could be employed by oral health professionals and organizations and others to prevent childhood obesity. An introduction and a conference summary and recommendation are also included.

   
Oral Health During Pregnancy Resource Guide, 2nd edition

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A Resource Guide (2nd ed) provides information about efforts to ensure that pregnant women receive optimal oral health services. The first section lists journal articles; the second section describes materials, including brochures and handouts, guidelines, meeting summaries, mobile services, policy briefs, program reports, tools, and webcasts and webinars; and the third section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, resource centers, and national coalitions that may serve as resources.

   
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These periodic updates provide an overview of selected national and state activities. Visit the consensus statement page to find all issues in the series.

   
Resource Bulletin, Vol 38

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 38 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

   
Dental Sealant Guide, 4th Ed.

Dental Sealants: A Resource Guide (4th ed.) provides information to health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others about the use and application of dental sealants. The first section describes materials; the second section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, and resource centers that may serve as resources; and the third section lists materials on dental sealants produced by OHRC.

   
Resource Bulletin, Vol 37

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 37 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

   

2016

Resource Bulletin, Vol 36

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 36 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

   
Seal America

Seal America: The Prevention Invention (3rd ed.) is an online manual designed to help health professionals initiate and implement a school-based dental sealant program to prevent tooth decay in children.

   
Fluoride Varnish Resource Guide

Fluoride Varnish: A Resource Guide (2nd ed.), provides information about the use and application of fluoride varnish. The guide is divided into the following three sections: (1) materials, (2) organizations, and (3) materials from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. Each entry includes bibliographic information, an annotation, and contact information.

   
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These periodic updates provide an overview of selected national and state activities. Visit the consensus statement page to find all issues in the series.

   
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Bright Futures: Oral—Health Pocket Guide (3rd ed.) is designed to be a useful tool for health professionals, including dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, and others, in addressing the oral health needs of pregnant and postpartum women, infants, children, and adolescents.

   
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Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide (3rd ed.) provides references to journal articles, reports and other materials, and organizations to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, and others promote oral health and prevent oral disease in school-age children and adolescents.

   
Choose and Use Guide

Choose and Use: Head Start Oral Health Curricula (guide) provides information about oral-health-related curricula appropriate for use in Early Head Start and Head Start programs

   
Framework

Integrating Sustainable Oral Health Services into Primary Care in School-Based Health Centers: A Framework demonstrates the successful integration of comprehensive oral health services into primary care in existing school-based health centers (SBHCs) and offers ideas for SBHCs to consider when integrating sustainable comprehensive oral health services into primary care to improve the quality of oral health services for school-age children and adolescents.

   
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Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 35 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

   
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It Shouldn't Hurt to Be a Child: Preventing Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a fact sheet that includes statements supported by references from the recent professional literature that can be integrated into a brief or report, a proposal, or a presentation. Topics include what ECC is and who is at risk, the costs of ECC, and how ECC risk can be reduced.

   
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These periodic updates provide an overview of selected national and state activities. Visit the consensus statement page to find all issues in the series.

 
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Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy is now available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. It provides information and resources to help women take care of their oral health during pregnancy. Topics include getting oral health care, practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The tip sheet also encourages women to take care of their infant's gums and teeth and ask their pediatric health professional to check their infant's mouth starting at age 6 months and provide a referral to a dentist for urgent care. A list of resources is included.

2015

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Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 34 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
Promoting Oral Health During Pregnancy: Update on Activities

These periodic updates provide an overview of selected national and state activities. Visit the consensus statement page to find all issues in the series.

 
Healthy Habits

Seven new titles in English and Spanish were added to the Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children. The handouts provide simple tips on oral health issues. Topics include finding a dental clinic, giving first aid for oral injuries, healthy snacks, oral health during pregnancy, oral health care for babies, and toothbrushing tips for children with a disability.

 
Mighty Tooth Curiccula

Mighty Tooth School-Based Dental Sealant Training Program is a series of five modules designed to ensure that school-based dental sealant program staff in Maryland have a thorough understanding of the history, operations, and underlying principles of school-based programs.

 

 
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Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 33 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

2014

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles is a series of handouts for parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues. Topics include managing teething pain, brushing children's teeth, choosing healthy drinks, getting fluoride, preventing oral injuries, and visiting the dental clinic. The series consists of six, two-page handouts and is available in English and Spanish.

 
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Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 32 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
SHCN fact sheet

Oral Health for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: Challenges and Opportunities is a fact sheet with topics including unmet oral health care needs, oral health and general health and well-being, barriers to oral health care such as lack of insurance or qualified health professionals, and how Medicaid and other publicly financed reimbursement methods offer opportunities for care.

 
OHRB 31

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 31 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

2013

OHRB 30

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 30 lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
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Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide (2nd ed.) provides references to journal articles, reports and other materials, and organizations to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, researchers, policymakers, parents, and others working in school settings prevent disease and promote oral health in children and adolescents.

 
Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy provides information and resources to help women take care of their oral health during pregnancy. Topics include getting oral health care, practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The tip sheet also encourages women to take care of their infant's gums and teeth and ask their pediatric health professional to check their infant's mouth starting at age 6 months and provide a referral to a dentist for urgent care. A list of resources is included.

 
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Promoting Oral Health in Young Children: A Resource Guide provides information about oral health and hygiene in young children. The first section lists journal articles; the second section describes materials, including brochures and handouts, guidelines, meeting summaries, mobile services, policy briefs, program reports, tools, and webcasts and webinars; and the third section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, resource centers, and national coalitions that may serve as resources.

 
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Oral Health and Learning: When Children's Oral Health Suffers, So Does Their Ability to Learn (3rd ed.) presents information on the effects of poor oral health on learning in school-age children. Topics include the impact of poor oral health on school performance and social relationships, nutrition and learning, school attendance and learning, and programs for improving oral health.

 
OHRB XXIX

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume XXIX lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

2012

TOHSS Higlights

Targeted MCH Oral Health Service System Project Highlights features activities and products from 20 Targeted Oral Health Service System (TOHSS) projects funded by MCHB from 2008 to 2011 to foster statewide approaches to prevent oral diseases and to promote sustainability of oral health programs. Topics include increasing age 1 dental visits for children at greatest risk for oral disease, improving access to oral health services for children with special health care needs, and ensuring restorative treatment of active disease through dental sealant programs.

 
OHRB XXVIII

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume XXVIII lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
Consensus statement on oral health care during pregnancy

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statementand Summary of an Expert Workgroup Meeting. These documents are intended to help professionals working in states and communities plan, develop, and implement programs to help ensure that pregnant women receive optimal oral health services and were developed with support from the Maternal and Child Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

 
Oral Health During Pregnancy Resource Guide

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A Resource Guide provides information about efforts to ensure that pregnant women receive optimal oral health services. The first section lists journal articles; the second section describes materials, including brochures and handouts, guidelines, meeting summaries, mobile services, policy briefs, program reports, tools, and webcasts and webinars; and the third section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, resource centers, and national coalitions that may serve as resources. (See latest edition in 2017).

 
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Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume XXVII lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
Child and Adolescent Oral Health
                          Issues

Child and Adolescent Oral Health Issues provides information on current issues in child and adolescent oral health. Topics include access to care, children and adolescents with special health care needs, dental caries, fluoride, dental sealants, injury and violence, and tobacco.

 
Oral Health in Head Start: A Resource Guide (2nd ed.)

Oral Health in Head Start: A Resource Guide (2nd ed.) provides information to help those working in states and communities in planning, developing, and implementing efforts to ensure that pregnant women, infants, and children enrolled in Head Start receive optimal oral health services. The guide is divided into the following three sections: (1) journal articles, (2) materials, and (3) agencies and organizations that may serve as resources. Each entry includes bibliographic information, an annotation, and contact information.

 
Leadership and Legacy: Oral Health Milestones in Maternal and Child Health

Leadership and Legacy: Oral Health Milestones in Maternal and Child Health presents a timeline of significant events in the United States that have had an impact on the oral health and, ultimately, the overall health and well-being of children, adolescents, women, and families. The milestones are organized by year (from 1840 to the present) and can be viewed using the index page or by selecting a specific year.

2011

Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between State Oral Health Programs and Head Start State Collaboration Offices

Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between State Oral Health Programs and Head Start State Collaboration Offices provides background information on state oral health programs and Head Start state collaboration offices. It discusses how the relationship between the two has developed to date and outcomes of collaboration and provides recommendations for further collaboration.

 
CSHCN Resource Guide

Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: A Resource Guide (2nd ed.) provides information to help health professionals plan, develop, and implement efforts to ensure that children and adolescents with special health care needs receive optimal oral health care. The guide is divided into the following three sections: (1) journal articles, (2) materials, and (3) agencies and organizations that may serve as resources. Each entry includes bibliographic information, an annotation, and contact information.

 
Seal America

Seal America: The Prevention Invention (2nd ed., rev.) is an online manual designed to help health professionals initiate and implement a school-based dental sealant program to prevent tooth decay in children. (See latest edition in 2016).

 
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Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume XXV lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
HS and medical providers tip sheet

Medical Providers and Head Start: What You Should Know About Oral Health and How You Can Help provides information about how medical providers can help address the oral health needs of pregnant women, infants, and children enrolled in Head Start. Topics include an overview of the Head Start program, information on children's access to services and oral health status, and promising approaches to providing care for Head Start participants.

 
Be an oral health champion - school

Be an Oral Health Champion: How School-Based Clinic Staff Can Help Students Achieve Good Oral Health lists problems that poor oral health may cause. It also offers tips for promoting oral health with students and parents, for incorporating oral health into the school setting, and for working with others in the community.

 
Comprehensive Oral Health Services for Improving Children's                       and<br>                     Adolescent's Oral Health Through School-Based Health Center

Comprehensive Oral Health Services for Improving Children's and Adolescent's Oral Health Through School-Based Health Centers provides an overview of comprehensive oral health services offered in school-based health centers to assist those interested in initiating and implementing such centers. Topics include an overview and history of school-based health services, examples of national and state programs, administration, partnership and collaboration, financial and nonfinancial support, and evaluation.

 
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Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume XXIV lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
Knowledge Path on Oral Health

Oral Health for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women: Knowledge Path describes current, high-quality resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research.

 

2010

Dental Seaant Resource Guide

Dental Sealant Resource Guide (3rd ed.) provides information about dental sealants and promotes their use in preventing dental caries. The guide lists journal articles, materials, and organizations that may serve as additional resources.

 
Dental Sealant FactSheet

Preventing Tooth Decay and Saving Teeth with Dental Sealants. (3rd ed.) provides information for health professionals, program administrators, educators, and policymakers on the use of dental sealants in preventing tooth decay and in arresting the progression of decay, discussing strategies for improving awareness of dental sealants, costs and benefits related to the application of dental sealants, access-to-care issues, and school- and community-based dental-sealant programs.

 
Maryland's Mouths Matter

Maryland's Mouths Matter Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids—Training for EPSDT Medical Providers in Marylandis a series of four modules designed to provide Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) medical providers and other health providers with knowledge needed to reduce the incidence of dental caries among children ages 3 and under and to contribute to the establishment of a dental home.

 
OHRB vol XXIII

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume XXIII lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
fl varnish resource guide

Fluoride Varnish: A Resource Guide provides information about the use and application of fluoride varnish. The guide is divided into the following three sections: (1) journal articles, (2) materials, and (3) agencies and organizations that may serve as resources. Each entry includes bibliographic information, an annotation, and contact information. (See latest edition in 2016).

 
fl varnish fact sheet

Fluoride Varnish: An Effective Tool for Preventing Dental Caries is a fact sheet that provides information about fluoride varnish and its uses, effectiveness, safety, service delivery, and reimbursement for health professionals and oral health professionals.

 
school health fact sheet

Pain and Suffering Should Not Be an Option: School-Based and School-Linked Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents is a fact sheet for health professionals, program administrators, and policymakers. It provides information about the importance of good oral health during childhood and adolescence. Topics discussed include school readiness, disparities, oral trauma, nutrition, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and school-based and school-linked oral health services.

2009

Be an Oral Health Champion

Be an Oral Health Champion is a booklet geared toward Head Start staff. The booklet is designed to help Head Start staff become aware of problems children with poor oral health may experience and to provide them with ideas for how they can promote optimal oral health and prevent oral disease in young children.

Also available as a poster to download and print.

 
Consumer brochures

Brochures for Consumers in English and Spanish

 
Dental Home Report Cover

The Dental Home: Summary from an MCHB Expert Meeting summarizes a meeting of experts held September 18 and 19, 2008, in Washington, DC, to define the concept of a dental home. Topics include exploring of the concept as it relates to the philosophy and goals of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the relationships between the medical and dental home concepts, and concepts defining and establishing dental homes and identifying promising practices and programs for implementing dental homes.

 
CSHCN Expert Meeting Proceedings

Oral Health for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Priorities for Action—Recommendations from an MCHB Expert Meeting summarizes strategies and key partners for improving the oral health of children with special health care needs as well as the oral-health-care-delivery system for this population in three priority areas: medical home and dental home interface, education and training, and financing.

 
Promoting OH in Schools Resource Guide

Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide provides references to journal articles, reports and other materials, and organizations to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, researchers, policymakers, parents, and others working in school settings prevent disease and promote oral health in children and adolescents. (See latest edition in 2013).

 
ODC

Caries Prevention, Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment is a series of five modules that provide a framework for assessing an individual's risk for dental caries and determining prevention, treatment, and education strategies based on that individual's risk category. The modules also include information about dental caries prevention, examination, restorative treatment, and recall intervals.

School-Based Dental Sealant Programs is a curriculum designed to provide school-based dental sealant program staff with an understanding of the history, operations, and underlying principles of programs funded by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Contents include guidelines for infection control, tooth selection and assessment for dental sealants, the dental sealant application process, and program operations, with an emphasis on the specific requirements that apply to programs funded by ODH.

 
Oral Health Resource Bulletin, Vol XXII

The Oral Health Resource Bulletin lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

2008

ODC

Oral Health Care for Young Children is a series of four modules that provide clinicians with information about prevention, risk assessment, and anticipatory guidance.Behavior management, providing restorative treatment, and managing emergency dental care are also addressed.

Financial Management for Safety Net Dental Clinics is a series of five self-study modules that present clinic staff with information about strategic planning; revenue; expenses; managing finances; and grants, contracts, and fundraising. The modules provide information about developing a business plan and include links to a budget-planning spreadsheet that allows users to enter and analyze data and save the analysis of the financial impacts of different decisions, assumptions, and costs. Guidance is offered on estimating revenue and expenses, developing a budget, and assessing financial sustainability.

Clinical Operations for Safety Net Dental Clinics is a series of six modules that provide detailed guidelines for developing a policies and procedures manual, and a staff handbook and recruiting and retaining staff. The modules also present information on the importance of health records, including their vital role in malpractice cases, and on how to efficiently purchase, stock, and track supplies. In addition, the modules contain detailed information on effective appointment scheduling and on how to handle hazardous substances and plan for emergencies in the clinic setting.

 
Summary of Guidelines

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A Summary of Practice Guidelines [archived] summarizes the New York State Department of Health’s publication, Oral Health Care During Pregnancy and Early Childhood: Practice Guidelines, which is geared toward prenatal and oral health professionals. The guidelines are intended to bring about changes in the health-care-delivery system and to improve the standard of care for pregnant women.

 
Perinatal Policy Brief

Access to Oral Health Care During the Perinatal Period: A Policy Brief was developed to help health professionals and the public better understand the importance of oral health during the perinatal period. The brief describes barriers to accessing oral health services and information—including myths and misperceptions—and presents potential solutions.

 
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Dentists and Head Start: What You Should Know and How You Can Help provides information about how dentists can help address the oral health needs of pregnant women, infants, and children enrolled in Head Start.

 
Dental Hygienists and Head Start tip sheet

Dental Hygienists and Head Start: What You Should Know and How You Can Help provides information about how dental hygienists can help address the oral health needs of pregnant women, infants, and children enrolled in Head Start.

 
OHRB XX

The Oral Health Resource Bulletin lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community.

 
The Bellwether, Number 2

The Bellwether: Leading Local Efforts to Improve the Nation's Oral Health is the newsletter of the American Association for Community Dental Programs.

2007

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A Way with Words: Guidelines for Writing Oral Health Materials for Audiences with Limited Literacy provides ideas to help those who produce oral-health-educational materials make the materials easy for everyone to understand.

 

Head Start Oral Health Curricula at-a-Glance PDF | Excelcompares components of oral-health-related curricula
appropriate for use in Head Start programs. For each curriculum, the matrix specifies the title, audience, topics, and availability. The Excel version can be used to sort data in the matrix.

 
Mobile-Portable Dental Manual

Mobile-Portable Dental Manual is an online manual focusing on using public health approaches to create health care systems to serve populations that have difficulty accessing the traditional system of oral-health-service delivery. Produced in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the American Association for Community Dental Programs.

 
Web-based manuals brochure

Web-Based Manuals for Professionals Working to Improve the Public's Oral Health is a brochure that describes three manuals developed for use by professionals: (1) the Mobile-Portable Dental Manual, (2) the Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual, and (3) Seal America: The Prevention Invention (2nd ed.). Brief descriptions of each manual are presented, along with chapter titles and selected features.

 
Web-based curricula brochure

Web-Based Oral Health Curricula for Health Professionals and Human Service Providers is a brochure that describes two curricula and one continuing education course on oral-health-promotion and disease-prevention services.

 
perio summary report

Research to Policy and Practice Forum: Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes is a report from a December 2006 forum that addressed the relationship between periodontal health and birth outcomes. Meeting materials are also posted online.

2006

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Maternal Oral Health Resource Guide [archived] provides information aimed at improving oral health care for pregnant women. It is divided into three sections: journal articles, materials, and organizations.

 
Integration paper

Strategies to Improve Health by Enhancing the Integration of Oral Health and Maternal and Child Health Programs
explains how to improve oral and general health. Topics include the importance of oral health, the benefits of integrating oral health and maternal and child health activities, and areas for collaboration.

 
Special Care distance learning

Special Care: An Oral Health Professional's Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs is a distance-learning curriculum for oral health professionals. Registered users can earn four continuing-education credits upon successful completion.

 
CSHCN Policy Brief

Promoting the Oral Health of Children with Special Health Care Needs: In Support of the National Agenda
provides suggestions for oral-health-promotion activities. It addresses the six critical indicators of a comprehensive system of care identified by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau: (1) medical home, (2) insurance coverage, (3) screening, (4) organization of services, (5) family roles, and (6) transition to adulthood.

 
Oral Health Alert e-newsletter

The Oral Health Alert: Focus on Head Start is a free monthly electronic newsletter that provides timely information about national campaigns and initiatives, websites, data releases, materials, and journal articles.

2005

CSHCN resource guide

Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: Resource Guide [archived] provides references to journal articles, reports and other materials, and organizations to assist health professionals in their efforts to ensure that children and adolescents with special health care needs receive optimal oral health care. Each entry includes bibliographic information, an annotation, and contact information. (See latest edition in 2011.)

 
CSHCN tip sheet

Strategies for Improving the Oral Health System of Care for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs outlines strategies for health professionals in planning, developing, and implementing state and local efforts to ensure access to oral health care for children and adolescents with special health care needs.

 
CSHCN fact sheet

Oral Health for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: Challenges and Opportunities is a fact sheet with topics including unmet oral health care needs, oral health and general health and well-being, barriers to oral health care such as lack of insurance or qualified health professionals, and how Medicaid and other publicly financed reimbursement methods offer opportunities for care.

2004

Child and Adolescent OH Issues fact sheet

Child and Adolescent Oral Health Issues [archived] provides information on current issues in child and adolescent oral health. Topics include access to care, children and adolescents with special health care needs, dental caries, fluoride, dental sealants, injury and violence, and tobacco.

 
Bright Futures oral health pocket guide

Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health—Pocket Guide is designed to help health professionals implement specific oral-health-supervision guidelines during pregnancy and the postpartum period, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. It addresses risk assessment for dental caries, periodontal disease, malocclusion, and injury.

 
Open Wide distance learning

Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Health Professionals is a distance-learning curriculum designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings (e.g., Head Start, WIC) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for infants, children, and their families.

 
Oral health and women fact sheet

Oral Health and Health in Women: A Two-Way Relationship [archived] provides general information and national data on women’s oral health. Topics include women’s oral health status, the relationship between oral health and general health in women, oral health care, and strategies for improving women’s oral health.

 
ECC fact sheet

Promoting Awareness, Preventing Pain: Facts on Early Childhood Caries (2nd ed.) [archived] provides information on early childhood caries. It describes the causes of the problem, its impact on children’s health, and infection statistics. The fact sheet also lists prevention methods and offers recommendations for health professionals.

 
ECC resource guide

Early Childhood Caries Resource Guide (2nd ed.) [archived] provides references to journal articles, reports and other materials, and organizations to help health professionals and others prevent early childhood caries.

2003

A Health Professional's Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management is a distance-learning curriculum designed to assist health professionals. It includes information on performing oral screenings to identify infants and children at increased risk for oral health problems, offering referrals to oral health professionals, and providing parents with anticipatory guidance.

 
Head Start fact sheet

Head Start: An Opportunity to Improve the Oral Health of Children and Families [archived] discusses Head Start programs’ potential role in providing participants with access to oral health services, including education, screenings, and examinations. Topics include a profile of current Head Start participants, access to oral health services, oral health status, and promising strategies.

 

Oral Health Tip Sheets for Head Start Staff outline strategies to comply with Head Start Program Performance Standards involving an ongoing source of continuous, accessible care; the recommended schedule of preventive and primary care visits; family partnerships; education; and community partnerships.

  • Working with Parents to Improve Access to Oral Health Care[archived]
  • Working with Health Professionals to Improve Access to Oral Health Care [archived]
 
Oral health and learning fact sheet

Oral Health and Learning: When Children's Oral Health Suffers, So Does Their Ability to Learn (2nd ed.) addresses lost school time and restricted-activity days, oral health and learning, nutrition and learning, and programs for improving oral health. (See latest edition in 2013.)

 
Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual

Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual was developed to assist oral health professionals working in implementing a safety net dental clinic. Topics include information on partnerships and planning, facility design and staffing, financing, clinic operations, and quality awareness and improvement. Produced in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services; the U.S. Indian Health Service; and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors.

2001

Women's OH resource guide

Women's Oral Health Resource Guide [archived] provides references to journal articles, educational materials, and professional organizations and federal agencies as resources to help professionals with the aim of improving oral health guidance and care for women.

1998

  • Pediatric Dental Disease: A Critical Marker for Children's Overall Health. (1998). [archived] This paper discusses oral disease within the broad spectrum of overall health. It suggests that tooth decay may serve as a sentinel disease for other pediatric conditions related to inadequate diet and hygiene, self-esteem and personal well-being, family conditions, and ability to access care.

  • Pediatric Dental Disease: A Critical Marker for Children's Overall Health. (1998). [archived] This paper discusses oral disease within the broad spectrum of overall health. It suggests that tooth decay may serve as a sentinel disease for other pediatric conditions related to inadequate diet and hygiene, self-esteem and personal well-being, family conditions, and ability to access care.

  • Crisis in Care: The Facts Behind Children's Lack of Access to Medicaid Dental Care. (1998). [archived] This policy brief examines the hidden facts surrounding tooth decay, the reasons that tooth decay is an important policy problem, who "owns" the problem, the role of Medicaid, and the actions that need to be taken.

  • Creating a Dental Network (Make or Buy?) and Selecting a Dental Vendor. (1998). [archived] This paper summarizes the requirements of a dental program, compares the differences between medical- and dental-managed-care delivery, and discusses whether to "make" or "buy" a dental program (i.e., whether to develop the internal capabilities or to contract with a qualified vendor to develop and manage such a program).