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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2022. Science: Advancing oral health for all—NIDCR strategic plan 2021–2026. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 43 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan presents the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s (NIDCR’s) plans to pursue its mission of seeking fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and applying that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Topics include COVID-19 and lessons learned; NIDCR’s statutory authority and brief history; office of the director; intramural research program; extramural research program; equity, diversity, and inclusion at NIDCR and the National Institutes of Health; strategic plan; strategic priorities; outcome assessment; and predictions.

Contact: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (866) 232-4528 E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov Web Site: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Cultural diversity, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Research, Strategic plans, Virus diseases

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2022. Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI)—Overview and project profiles:Update 2021. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net project and descriptions of the three networks. The report includes a profile of each network: (1) Midwest Network for Oral Health, (2) Rocky Mountain Network for Oral Health (RoMoNOH), and (3) Transforming Oral Health for Families. Each profile provides information about the network’s partners, approach, settings, models of care, and core function activities, as well as a discussion of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on network activities. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: , COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service delivery, Service integration, Virus diseases

Kumar N, Muñiz MA. 2022. What we have learned from community health workers throughout the pandemic: Recommendations for policymakers. Washington, DC: Families USA, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents lessons learned and recommendations for maintaining and building on community health worker (CHW) deployment during the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses who CHWs are and what they do and provides information about the policy landscape, taking into consideration the American Rescue Plan Act’s allocation of funds for the public health workforce to support pandemic-relief efforts.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org Web Site: http://www.familiesusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Community health centers, Disease transmission, Financing, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public policy, Virus diseases

National Network for Oral Health Access. [2021]. The role of dental providers in vaccine delivery and policy recommendations. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the role that oral health professionals can play in COVID-19 vaccine delivery and policy recommendations. It discusses the state policy landscape as it relates to oral health professionals administering COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine-delivery strategies developed by health center oral health programs, policy recommendations to increase the role of oral health professionals as vaccinators, and vaccine-specific policy recommendations.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public policy, Vaccination, Vaccines, Virus diseases

Haber J, Hartnett E, Cipollina J. 2021. COVID-19: Oral health resource kit—Faculty resources for integrating oral-systemic health in curricula. New York, NY: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program, 25 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit includes COVID 19–related oral health teaching resources for health professions faculty to use in classroom, simulation, and clinical settings. Resources include a case study of individuals across the life span with oral health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a fact sheet about caring for teeth during the pandemic, a fact sheet about addressing problems with braces during the pandemic, a reference list of peer-reviewed articles and open-source publications that highlight the links between oral health and COVID-19, and a slide deck for integrating a COVID-19 oral-systemic health perspective into presentations.

Contact: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice, 433 First Avenue, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: (212) 992-7023 E-mail: OHNEP@nyu.edu Web Site: https://ohnep.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , COVID-19, Virus diseases, Disease transmission, Educational materials, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Orthodontics

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic deepens oral health inequitites. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, (Communication brief)

Annotation: This brief highlights way in which the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated oral health inequities. It discusses racial disparities in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths; persisting oral health disparities; and factors that contribute to having unmet oral health care needs. Other topics include the impact of racism and discrimination on oral health care use, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on oral health professionals of color and those serving underserved communities, and the importance of addressing inequities in oral health to achieve lasting change.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Health care utilization, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Racial factors, Virus diseases

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 2021. Teledentistry: What to kow and how it works. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about teledentistry. It explains what telehealth and teledentistry are, and discusses the increasing use of teledentistry across the country since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Statistical information is provided on the percentage of dentists using telehealth and the percentage planning to use it in the near future, services provided via telehealth or another virtual platform, telehealth modalities, and patients’ attitudes toward teledentistry. Snapshots about how telehealth is being used in several states are included.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public health, Service delivery, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

National Association of Community Health Centers. 2021. Community health centers' telehealth promising practices: Case studies from the COVID-19 pandemic. Bethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report describes case studies that highlight community health centers’ promising practices and lessons learned through the process of successfully adopting or expanding telehealth services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case studies include both rural and urban community health centers, and they cover several different types of telehealth programs, including primary care, behavioral health, oral health, chronic disease management, home health, dietetics, paramedicine, and school-based clinics. The case studies illustrate how each community health center responded to a similar set of challenges.

Contact: National Association of Community Health Centers, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 347-0400 Web Site: http://nachc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Case studies, Community health, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service delivery, Telemedicine, Virus diseases

MHP Salud, CSH, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 2021. Community health worker/peer workforce: Recruiting and hiring for social determinants of health screening--Best practices guide and findings from COVID-19 pandemic. New York, NY: CSH, 29 pp.

Annotation: This guide discusses best practices in (1) recruiting and hiring community health workers (CHWs) and peers for the communities they are serving and providing them with professional development opportunities, (2) integrating CHWs and peers into health centers, and (3) retaining CHWs and peers. The guide also discusses the value of CHWs and peers and screening for social determinants of health. Findings from health center workforce focus groups are presented, and practical considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic are discussed. A case study is included.

Contact: CSH, 61 Broadway, Suite 2300, New York, NY 10006, Telephone: (212) 986-2966 E-mail: info@csh.org Web Site: https://www.csh.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Community health, Disease transmission, Health screening, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service delivery, Virus diseases

Kanan C, Boynes S, Ohrenberger K, Bayham M, Mathews R, Apostolon D, McLeod C, Tranby EP, Thakkar M, Raskin SE, Machado K. 2021. A learning community that aims to change oral health. Boston, MA: Carequest Institute for Oral Health, 12 pp. (Impact report)

Annotation: This report describes a learning community whose goal is to strategize about solutions to emerging COVID 19 pandemic–related problems. The report discusses implementing a three-domain framework designed to increase efficiency and boost patient outcomes, adapting to practice interruption with teledentistry, emphasizing minimally invasive care, coaching the change experience, and opportunities for oral health transformation. Guidelines for implementing a new level of infection control are included.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infection control, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety. 2021. Toothbrushing in Head Start programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington, DC: National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents best practices for toothbrushing in Head Start programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides information on brushing specific to infants from age 6 months to 1 year, toddlers (ages 1–2), and young children (ages 3–5). Topics include vaccination requirements for staff, amount of toothpaste to use, toothbrush storage, and how to avoid disease transmission.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Head Start, Infant health, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Virus diseases, Young children

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2021. Teledentistry user's guide. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 32 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides an overview of teledentistry and how it is being used in community health center (CHC) oral health programs. It discusses the increased use of teledentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides tools for implementing teledentistry. Promising practices from the field are described, and a summary of federal and state policies related to teledentistry is included. The guide also presents an introduction to the National Network for Oral Health Access’s Teledentistry Learning Collaborative, which is composed of 11 CHC oral health programs across the United States.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Community health, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Policy, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

Roth E, Hanlon C. 2021. Nevada pilots innovative program to increase access to preventive oral care for children. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about a pilot program in Nevada in which parents apply fluoride varnish to their children’s teeth under virtual supervision from a licensed oral health professional using teledentistry. The purpose on the program is to prevent oral disease in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report presents an overview of the program, describes program services and the types of oral health professionals involved, and discusses early lessons and recent activity.

Contact: 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 Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Fluoride, Infectious diseases, Nevada, Oral health, Public health, Service delivery, State programs, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

Higgins E, Chhean E, Wilkness S, Tewarson H. 2021. Lessons for advancing and sustaining state community health worker partnerships. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents lessons learned for states to build, sustain, or expand partnerships with community health workers (CHWs). It discusses engaging CHWs and other community-based stakeholders in policymaking to inform CHW programs and identify communities’ needs and strengths; leveraging experience from the COVID-19-pandemic response and transitioning work with CHWs to advance other policies and financing approaches; and investing in CHWs to ensure sustainability, including through reimbursement of services, building career paths, and strengthening CHW networks.

Contact: 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 Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, COVID-19, Community health, Disease transmission, Financing, Health services, Infectious diseases, Public policy, Reimbursement, Virus diseases

American Dental Association. 2020. Interim mask and face shield guidelines. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 1 p.

Annotation: These guidelines for oral health professionals provide information about using masks and face shields while treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about risk of infection is provided, and the guidelines discuss three mask types—N95, N95 equivalent, and surgical.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Virus diseases, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety

Porembski P, Cuny E, Eklund K. 2020. What about flossing and brushing? Are there recommendations on how to do that more safely?. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association and Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, 1 video (1 min.)

Annotation: This video provides information on how to brush and floss teeth safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations include not sharing toothbrushes or floss containers and routinely changing toothbrushes. Resources for additional information are provided.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Virus diseases

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2020. ADHA interim guidance on returning to work. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 15 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines for dental hygienists provide information on returning to work during the COVI -19 pandemic. Topics include COVID-19 testing before opening a dental office, work environment, patient preparation, special considerations for providing dental hygiene care, personal protective equipment (PPE), donning and doffing PPE, and disinfection. For each section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance is included. A COVID-19 patient screening questionnaire and a dental hygienist readiness to return to work questionnaire are also included.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Framework for healthcare systems providing non-COVID-19 clinical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 item.

Annotation: This framework provides health care systems with information about delivering health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides key considerations for health care delivery, including care for dental emergencies, with links to additional information. A table that lays out a system for delivering health care by potential for patient harm and degree of community transmission, including examples, is provided.

Contact: 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 Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Guidance for dental settings: Interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 item.

Annotation: This guidance discusses infection prevention and control for oral health settings during the COVID19 pandemic. Topics include patient management, facility considerations, equipment considerations, administrative control and work practices, and engineering controls. Additional topics include hygiene, universal source controls, using personal protective equipment, sterilizing and disinfection, considerations for additional precautions or strategies for treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, considerations for use of test-based strategies to inform patient care, monitoring and managing staff, and education and training.

Contact: 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 Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Interim infection prevention and control recommendations for patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in healthcare settings. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 item.

Annotation: This guidance provides infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations for health care workers, including oral health care workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides background and discusses routine IPC during the pandemic and IPC practices when caring for a patient with confirmed COVID-19 infection. Information about airborne infection, isolation rooms, respirators, and face masks is included, along with a list of definitions.

Contact: 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 Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Virus diseases

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.