Goldsmith JR, Burakoff R, Adlerstein LK, eds. 1981. The Region II Head Start administrative manual for dental health. New York, NY: U.S. Public Health Service, Division of Health Services Delivery, 82 pp.
Annotation: This manual was designed to aid Region II Head Start staff in fulfilling the specific oral health goals and requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards. These program performance standards call for the implementation of a plan to ensure that each child receives appropriate oral health care, and for the provision of an oral health education component. The manual is divided into chapters focusing on the health services advisory committee, enrollment, record keeping and tracking, working with dentists, financing oral health care and budgeting, special programs, oral health education, oral health emergencies, and fluorides. Appendices include consent forms and letters, a glossary of oral health terms, oral health education resource materials, and resource sections specific to New York and New Jersey. The manual is intended to be a resource for daily use and is presented in a loose-leaf format to allow the user to add new information when necessary. The forms and suggestions contained in the manual were developed in consultation with Head Start personnel, oral health consultants, and representatives of various provider groups.
Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Budgeting, Consent, Dental care, Dentists, Education, Financing, Fluorides, Head Start, Manuals, New Jersey, New York, Oral health, Personnel, Recordkeeping, Resource materials