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Colegrove J. n.d.. Child Care Health Promotion Project: [Final report]. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to address the health needs of children in child care centers in the New Mexico counties of Rio Arriba and McKinley. Topics include parent and child care provider training in the areas of nutrition, oral health, physical fitness, mental health, and communicable disease prevention. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-198919.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child Care, Dental Caries, Early childhood caries, Health Promotion, Immunization, Oral Health, Preschoolers, Rural Populations

World Health Organization. 2022. Prevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 28 pp. (WHO oral health briefing note series)

Annotation: This statement provides recommendations for how primary care clinicians can prevent tooth decay in infants and children under age 5. Recommendations include prescribing oral fluoride supplements starting at age 6 months for infants and children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride, applying fluoride varnish to the teeth of all infants and children starting at the age of primary tooth eruption, and routinely screening infants and children under age 5 for carious lesions.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: info@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/en Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention, Treatment

American Dental Association. 2022. Dental sealants and disease prevention: Points for providers. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health professionals provides information about the use of dental sealants to prevent tooth decay. It includes information about the advantages of sealants, whether certain types of sealants are more effective than others, cost savings from sealant application, practice standards for sealant application, and the efficacy of sealants.

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: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health care costs, Oral health, Prevention

University of Hawaii at Månoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. 2022. Providing oral health service in primary care practice. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii at Månoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, 1 video (7:52 minutes), 1 fact sheet (4 pp.).

Annotation: This tool presents information about a video that offers instructions for how to provide five essential oral health services (caries risk assessment, knee-to-knee oral examination, fluoride varnish application, education/anticipatory guidance, and providing a referral for a dental home) during a well-child visit. The tool also includes steps for fluoride varnish application and photographs to help health professionals identify tooth decay in infants and young children. A fluoride-varnish-progress-note template is included.

Contact: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, , 2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 402 , Honolulu, HI 96822, Telephone: 808-956-8522 Fax: 808-956-3257 Web Site: http://www.nursing.hawaii.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Fluoride varnish, Infant health, Oral health, Prevention, Videos, Young children

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health. [2021?]. ELKS report: Information on the oral health of individuals with intellectual/development disabilities 2019-2020. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the oral health of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in Missouri. Topics include oral hygiene, dental sealants, treated and untreated tooth decay, treatment urgency, and history of rampant tooth decay. Information about survey participants’ ages, genders, races, and ethnicities, as related to these topics, is included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-5874 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Missouri, Oral health, State surveys, Treatment

Caffrey E, Tate AR, Cashion SW, Lee JY, Casamassimo P, Wright R, Litch CS, Essling M. 2021. Are your kids covered? Medicaid coverage for the essential oral health benefits (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brief evaluates Medicaid coverage for a select group of dental insurance codes that address barriers to optimal oral health care for children. The goal of the brief, which explains how these codes are created and why they are important, is to raise awareness of the codes and of the benefits of advocating for their inclusion in state fee schedules. For each code, the brief offers a rationale, a recommendation, and a list of states that reimburse for the code.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Fax: (312) 337-6329 Web Site: http://www.aapd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Disease prevention, Insurance, Medicaid, Oral health

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health. 2021. Promoting healthy smiles through education and prevention: Preventive Services Program 2019-2020—Final school year report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, 45 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP). It discusses why oral health is important and covers the following topics as they relate to PSP participants: demographics, oral hygiene, dental sealants, treatment of tooth decay, treatment urgency, caries incidence, early childhood caries incidence, and white spot lesion incidence.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-5874 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Fluoride, Missouri, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Statistical data, Treatment

Northeast Delta Dental. 2021. The true cost of a cavity. Concord, NH: Northeast Delta Dental, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information about the cost savings that can result from getting preventive oral health care twice a year, brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding tobacco, and drinking fluoridated water. It provides a breakdown of the lifetime cost of treating a decayed tooth, including the cost of a filling, a replacement filling, a crown, a root canal, an extraction, and an implant.

Contact: Northeast Delta Dental, One Delta Drive, P.O. Box 2002, Concord, NH 03302, Telephone: (603) 223-1000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 537-1715 E-mail: nedelta@nedelta.com Web Site: https://www.nedelta.com/Home Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2021. Dental sealants. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 1 web resource.

Annotation: This fact sheet explains the purpose of dental sealants and discusses their efficacy in preventing tooth decay in children. It also addresses who can apply sealants, provides information about trends in sealant application, and discusses the purpose and importance of school-based dental sealant programs.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 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/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Dental caries, Dental sealants, Oral health, Prevention, School health services

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2021. Prevention of dental caries in children younger than 5 years: Screening and interventions—Final recommendation statement. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: This statement provides recommendations for primary care clinicians about how to prevent tooth decay in infants and children under age 5. Recommendations include prescribing oral fluoride supplements starting at age 6 months for infants and children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride, applying fluoride varnish to the teeth of all infants and children starting at the age of primary tooth eruption, and routinely screening infants and children under age 5 for caries lesions.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Fluoride, Health screening, Infants, Oral health, Prevention, Primary care, Young children

Casamassimo PS, Chin JR, Conte CE, Crystal YO, Ginsberg E, McGuire E, Estrella Yuson MR, Wright R. 2020. Treating tooth decay: How to make the best restorative choices for children's health. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brief focuses on restorative choices for decayed teeth in children. It discusses the importance of treating tooth decay in children, what to consider when choosing the type of restoration, and how cavities are formed. Detailed information, including treatment name, description, best uses, success rates, and average costs, for specific types of restorations is presented. Action steps for policymakers, insurers, pediatric dentists, and parents and other caregivers are included. The brief also offers tips for tooth decay prevention.

Contact: 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 Web Site: https://www.aapd.org/research/policy-center/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Dental caries, Financing, Oral health, Prevention, Treatment

National League for Nursing. 2020. Unfolding cases. New York, NY: National League for Nursing, 3 items.

Annotation: This series of cases focus on children and families in vulnerable situations and their experiences with nutrition and obesity, oral health, mental health, and autism. Each case includes a monologue that introduces the family and the problems it is facing, simulation scenarios, an assignment that asks learners to finish a story, and instructor toolkits. One unfolding case focuses on 4-year-old Mia, who has severe dental caries.

Contact: National League for Nursing, The Watergate, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (800) 669-1656 E-mail: generalinfo@nln.org Web Site: http://nln.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Dental caries, Families, Oral health, Vulnerable groups

2020. Montana oral health: The state of the state's oral health. [Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program], 29 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of oral diseases and risk factors in Montana. It includes information about the prevalence of tooth decay, tooth loss, and oral cancer in the state. Also discussed are risk and protective factors related to oral disease, the oral health workforce, access to and use of oral health care, community-based dental clinics, and oral-health-related emergency department visits. Recommendations for improving oral health in Montana are included.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental caries, Health care utilization, Montana, Oral health, State materials

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2020. The oral health and body mass index of Illinois third-grade children. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 3 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents information on tooth decay prevalence in the primary and permanent teeth of children in third grade in Illinois. Illinois data are compared to data on children of similar ages within the U.S. population screened between 2015 and 2016 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The brief also describes dental sealant prevalence and presents body mass index data and data about beverage consumption.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, 525-535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 60603, Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Dental sealants, Illinois, Oral health, School age children, State materials, Statistical data

Lynch C. 2020. CMS Oral Health Initiative and dental technical support opportunity. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 10 pp. (CMCS Informational Bulletin)

Annotation: This bulletin provides an update on state Medicaid agencies’ progress related to the Oral Health Initiative (OHI), launched in 2010, which set goals to increase use of preventive oral health care and reduce the incidence of tooth decay among children enrolled in Medicaid. The bulletin announces the continuation of OHI and provides an overview of technical assistance opportunities that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will provide states. It also offers background on OHI, discusses its performance and its next phase, and shares promising state practices intended to improve oral health among children enrolled in Medicaid.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Federal initiatives, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention

Kashbour W, Gupta P, Worthington HV, Boyers D. 2020. Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Cochrane Library, 77 pp. (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020(11))

Annotation: This review evaluates the relative effectiveness of dental sealants compared with fluoride varnishes (FVs) or sealants together with FVs compared with FVs alone for preventing dental caries in the occlusal surfaces of permanent teeth of children and adolescents. The review is an update of one first published in 2006 and last updated in 2010. It provides background, objectives, methods, results, and a discussion. zzz

Contact: Cochrane Library, Wiley, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom P019 8SQ UK, Telephone: +44 (0)1865 476 722 E-mail: cs-cochrane@wiley.com Web Site: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention

Michigan Public Health Institute, Center for Child and Family Health. 2019. Varnish! Michigan 2020 annual report. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings and recommendations from an evaluation of a program to increase awareness of oral health among health professionals, facilitate the incorporation of oral health into well-child visits, and increase access to preventive care for young children at high risk for dental caries. Topics include a project overview, purpose, key questions, and evaluation methods. Additional topics include findings on health professionals reached, training, confidence in program delivery, program fidelity, health professional satisfaction, supply of fluoride varnish, children reached, and benefits and barriers.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Provider participation, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs, Training, Work force, Young children

Fleming E. 2019. State dental screening laws for children: Examining the trend and impact—An update to the 2008 report. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on whether state laws on oral health screening of school-age children have expanded and whether they have resulted in improved access to care and reduced oral disease. The report presents background information and methods. It also presents results in the following areas: state laws, major findings from key informants, key findings from program data, and impact of state oral health screening laws.

Contact: 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 Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Health screening, Oral health, Public policy, School readiness, State legislation, State programs, Young children

Phipps KR, Ricks, TL, Mork NP, Lozon TL. 2019. The oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children aged 1-5 years: Results of the 2018-19 IHS oral health survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 10 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This data brief focuses on the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 1–5. The brief presents information on the prevalence of early childhood caries, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealants in the primary teeth of this population in 2018–2019 and assesses trends since the 2010 survey was conducted. The results of the 2018–2019 survey are presented as five key findings. For each finding, statistical data are included. Implications of the results are also discussed.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Web Site: https://www.ihs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Alaska natives, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Early Childhood caries, Native Americans, Oral health, Statistical data, Surveys

University of Maryland School of Public Health's Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. 2019. Lift the lip to prevent dental decay. College Park, MD: University of Maryland School of Public Health Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, 1 video (2:24 minutes).

Annotation: This video demonstrates the lift-the-lip technique for detecting tooth decay. It shows a health professional demonstrating to a mother of a young child how to use this technique to routinely check a child’s mouth for signs of tooth decay and the mother indicating that she understands how to use the technique and understands its importance.

Contact: University of Maryland School of Public Health, 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 Web Site: https://sph.umd.edu/center/hchl Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Oral health, Prevention, Videotapes, Young children

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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.