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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. n.d.. Dental sealant permission slip—template. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 5 pp.

Annotation: This template can be used to develop a permission slip to obtain consent from parents for their child to receive dental sealants as well as other related preventive oral health services from a school-based dental sealant program. The template can be customized with the program name and other information. Space to provide additional information that parents would like the program to know is included. The permission slip template is available in Arabic, Burmese, English, Hmong, and Spanish.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: https://www.chawisconsin.org/

Keywords: Consent, Dental sealants, Fluoride, Non English language materials, Oral health, Prevention, School health services, Spanish language materials

Louisiana Oral Health Coalition. n.d.. Louisiana oral health state action plan 2018-2023. [no place]: Louisiana Oral Health Coalition, 12 pp.

Annotation: This action plan focuses on the Louisiana Oral Health Coalition’s goals related to improving the oral health of all Louisianans. It provides direction for achieving priorities set forth by stakeholders representing individual oral health champions and multiple organizations across the state. The plan describes three oral-health-promotion interventions across the state: Well Ahead Louisiana (a chronic-disease-prevention and health-care-access initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health), school dental sealant programs, and community water fluoridation. Information about the Louisiana Oral Health Coalition is provided.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-9500 Fax: (225) 342-5568 Web Site: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental sealants, Fluoride, Health promotion, Louisiana, Oral health, Prevention, School health, State planning

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

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2022. Overview of the dental and oral health service measures in the 2022 child core set. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 4 pp. (Medicaid & CHIP health care quality measures, Technical assistance resource)

Annotation: This technical assistance resource provides an overview of the three oral health care measures in the 2022 Core Set of Children’s Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Child Core Set) and highlights differences in the measure specifications. The three measures are sealant receipt on permanent first molars; oral evaluation, dental services; and topical fluoride for children. Links to resources to help states calculate the dental and oral health services measures for Child Core Set reporting are included. zzz

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: Children's Health Insurance Program, Dental sealants, Fluoride, Health services, Medicaid, Oral health

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. 2022. Utilization of dental care among Arkansas children and adults. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, 49 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study that the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement undertook to inform policy decisions supporting improved access to and use of oral health care in the state and to establish baseline measures for key coverage and use indicators. Topics include data sources, methodologies and key findings, overall study demographics and dental insurance coverage profile, use of oral health care, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealant applications, use of oral health care in medical care settings, hospital emergency department use among uninsured individuals, population to active dentist ratio profile, tooth-extraction-related opioid prescribing profile, and options for future research. zzz

Contact: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, 1401 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 300 (Victory Building), Little Rock, AR 72201, Telephone: (501) 526-2244 Web Site: https://achi.net/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arkansas, Data, Dental sealants, Fluoride, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Oral health, Public policy, State information, Uninsured persons

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2021. Dental sealants: A resource guide (5th ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 19 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide provides an overview of the use and application of dental sealants. The first section features descriptions of and links to materials on policy, professional education, tools, training, public education, and state and local programs. The second section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, and resource centers that may serve as resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bibliographies, Children, Dental sealants, Directories, Disease prevention, Oral health, Resource materials

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

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2021. I-Smile™ @ School: 2019-2020 update on the Iowa Department of Public Health's school-based sealant program. [Des Moines, IA]: Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Iowa Department of Public Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about I-Smile, a preventive school-based dental program that focuses on improving the oral health of Iowa’s students. The report describes the program; the services it offers, which include oral health screenings, risk assessments, dental sealant and fluoride varnish application, and classroom and individual oral health education; student and school participation in the program; and program impact.

Contact: 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 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: , Dental sealants, Fluoride, Iowa, Low income groups, Oral health, Prevention, State programs

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. 2021. OSAP/CareQuest Institute best practices for infection control in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlanta, GA: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report is a compilation of regulations, guidance, and practice tips related to infection control for oral health professionals working in health care settings, including school sealant programs, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is divided into two sections: a practical checklist and a resources and tools section. Section 1 selected topics include policies and procedures; oral health team preparation and screening; equipment and supplies; adjusting cleaning areas; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Section 2 selected topics include patient arrival for appointment, personal protective equipment for the clinical team, and patient discharge.

Contact: Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention, One Glenlake Parkway, NE, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30328, Telephone: (410) 571-0003 Secondary Telephone: (800) 298-6727 E-mail: office@OSAP.org Web Site: http://www.osap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Dental Sealants, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, School health programs, Virus diseases

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

Oral Health Ohio. 2021. Ohio's state oral health plan 2021-2022: Goal--Ohio policymakers make informed oral health policy decisions. Cincinnati, OH: Oral Health Ohio, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information about Ohio’s 2021–2022 state oral health plan goal to ensure that policymakers in the state make informed oral health policy decisions. It discusses three policy opportunities: increasing the state budget for expanding school-based dental sealant programs, strengthening Ohio’s safety net oral health system in the state budget, and preserving dentistry in telehealth services that Medicaid authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic to promote access to oral health care.

Contact: Center for Reproductive Rights , 120 Wall Street , New York, NY 10005, Telephone: (917) 637-3600 Fax: (917) 637-3666 E-mail: info@reprorights.org Web Site: http://www.reproductiverights.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Budgets, Dental sealants, Ohio, Oral health, School health, Statewide planning, Telemedicine

Schroeder S, Greiner B, Stepanov A. 2021. North Dakota oral health program evaluation data. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides data for North Dakota on the following topics: community water fluoridation, oral health care in qualified health centers, school-based dental sealant programs, schools served by one North Dakota school-based dental sealant program, schools qualifying for oral health care based on need, North Dakota Oral Health Program Evaluation Data, and medical-dental integration in a family medical center.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, Telephone: (701) 328-2372 Fax: (701) 328-4727 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Fluoride, North Dakota, Oral health, School health, Service integration, State materials, State programs, Statistical data

Schroeder S. 2020. Evaluation of SEAL!ND: School year 2019—2021. Grand Forks, ND: Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota; Bismark, ND: Oral Health Program, North Dakota Department of Health, 49 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about an evaluation of the North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program’s school-based dental sealant program, SEAL!ND, which has been providing oral health screenings, dental sealant and fluoride varnish applications, education, and referrals for students throughout North Dakota since 2012. The report covers the following topics: evaluation; clinical reach and dental referrals; participating school personnel perceptions of SEAL!ND; and reach of the related program, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in partnership with Bridging the Dental Gap, which offers access to oral health care at additional schools in the state.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Dental sealants, Fluoride varnish, Health education, North Dakota, Oral health, Prevention, School health, State programs

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

[Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors]. 2020. Dental sealants: Evidence-based guidance standardization training. [Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors], 1 presentation (37 slides), 1 presentation (12 slides).

Annotation: This training about standardizing the process of selecting teeth for dental sealant placement is geared toward oral health professionals. It comprises a PowerPoint presentation and pre- and post-tests. The training reviews evidence-based guidance for sealant use, addresses questions, and presents findings and recommendations. Examples of sound, cavitated, and noncavitated lesions on tooth surfaces and discussions about whether to select them for sealants are included. zzz

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

Keywords: Dental sealants, Evidence based medicine, Health education, Oral health, Training

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

Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition. 2019. Check-up on oral health: A call to action. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the importance of oral health throughout the life-span, the economic costs of oral disease and oral health disparities, and efforts to improve access to preventive oral health services in Michigan. Topics include gains made in increasing access statewide through the expansion of Healthy Kids Dental, a public-private partnership between the Michigan Department of Community Health and Delta Dental; maintenance of dental benefits for adults enrolled in Medicaid; community water fluoridation; and dental sealants.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: https://www.chawisconsin.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Children, Coalitions, Community action, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health care disparities, Infants, Life course, Medicaid, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, State programs, Statewide planning, Water, Wisconsin

Bauerly BC. 2019. Policy frameworks supporting school-based dental sealant programs and their application in Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 13 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This brief identifies laws and policies that could encourage consideration, adoption, and implementation of state-level school-based dental sealant programs. The brief highlights the state of the laws and policies in Minnesota. Topics include considerations for forming partnerships between schools and oral health professionals, overcoming policy barriers, and statewide coordination.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Legislation, Minnesota, Oral health, Public policy, School health programs, State programs

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

Lin M, Griffin SO, Gooch BF, Espinoza L, Wei L, Li CH, Thornton-Evans G, Junger M, Robison VA, Fleming EB, and Beltran E. 2019. Trends in dental caries and sealants, tooth retention and edentulism, United States 1999-2004 and 2011-2016. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 56 pp. (Oral health surveillance report, 2019)

Annotation: This report provides national estimates for selected measures for oral health status during 2011–2016, examines changes since 1999–2004, and highlights disparities in oral health by certain sociodemographic characteristics. Measures include prevalence and severity of dental caries in primary and permanent teeth, prevalence of dental sealants on permanent teeth in children and adolescents (ages 6–19), and tooth retention and edentulism among adults (ages 20–64) and older adults (ages 65 or older).

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: Adolescent health, Adults, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Older adults, Oral health, Socioeconomic factors, Surveillance, Trends

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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.