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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, U.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

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. n.d.. Project Smile. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 4 modules.

Annotation: This training course for physicians comprises course instruction that includes a brief self-assessment and four modules on early childhood oral health. Module 1 defines early childhood caries (ECC) and discusses ECC prevalence, risk factors, and causes. Module 2 discusses the tooth-eruption sequence, the first oral examination, the benefits of early examinations, and the knee-to-knee oral examination. Module 3 describes the dental caries sequence, white spots, caries severity, and unusual problems. Module 4 addresses culturally sensitive care, ways to prevent ECC, anticipatory guidance, and toothbrushing technique.

Contact: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7794, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, Telephone: (210) 567-4550 Contact Phone: (210) 567-0815 Fax: (210) 567-4579 Contact E-mail: presleyt@uthscsa.edu Web Site: http://familymed.uthscsa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentists, Early childhood caries, Family physicians, Oral health, Professional development, Training materials, 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

Fleming E, Afful J. 2018. Prevalence of total and untreated dental caries among youth: United States, 2015–2016. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 7 pp. (NCHS data brief; no. 307)

Annotation: This data brief presents the prevalence of total and untreated caries in primary or permanent teeth among children and adolescents ages 2–19 for 2015–2016 and trends from 2011–2012 through 2015–2016. Along with key findings, the brief offers information on prevalence differences by race and Hispanic origin and income level for 2015–2016.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

Keywords: Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Economic factors, Oral health, Racial factors, Statistical data, Trends

Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2017. Dear colleague [letter]. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This letter for health professionals provides information on best practices for oral health care for pregnant women and their young children. Topics include the importance of oral health care during pregnancy, the impact of tooth decay during pregnancy and early childhood, and helping women with low incomes access oral health care during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Additional topics include delivering oral health messages during pregnancy, implementing oral health interventions as part of well-child care, and providing comprehensive oral health care during pregnancy and beginning at age 1.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Dental caries, Early childhood, Health behavior, Health care delivery, Health promotion, Infants, Low income groups, Models, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Primary care, Reimbursement, Young children

Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2017. Protect your baby's smile & health before and after birth. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for pregnant women provides information about oral health care during and after pregnancy and throughout life. It also offers information about tooth decay and steps that women can take to protect their infant’s oral health. Topics include the safety and importance of oral health care during pregnancy, obtaining oral examinations early, and taking care of oral health at home. Information about accessing oral health care is also included.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Early childhood, Health behavior, Health promotion, Infants, Life course, Low income groups, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Young children

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Missouri Preventive Services Program: A report from the 2014–2015 school year. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights the accomplishments of a program to promote oral health in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 18 in Missouri through oral health education and preventive oral health services. Topics include information about oral health screening, fluoride-varnish application, and referral for needed oral health care. Contents include the number of participants and percentages of children with poor oral hygiene, dental sealants, treated tooth decay, untreated decay, treatment urgency, white spot lesions, and early childhood caries. Recommendations are also provided.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 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, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Health education, Health status, Missouri, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Population surveillance, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, School age children, Schools, Screening, State programs, Statistical data

Tinanoff N, Tilliss T, Newman MG, Ryley J, eds. 2015. Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Resource Center. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource center for health professionals provides resources for advancing knowledge, treatment, and guidelines related to early childhood caries (ECC). Contents include journal article citations with links to the articles or abstracts cataloged in PubMed. Additionally, the features section shares programs or community lessons that have contributed to advancing the understanding of ECC and approaches to preventing and treating it.

Contact: Elsevier, Health Sciences Division, 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822, Telephone: (215) 239-3900 Fax: (215) 239-3990 Web Site: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Diagnosis, Disease management, Early childhood caries, Oral health, Research, Resources for professionals, Young children

Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: An overview for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 4 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief for state policymakers presents strategies for addressing the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) in participants enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief defines ECC, describes the disproportionate impact of ECC on children ages 2–5 from families with low incomes and from minority households, and outlines ways that states can promote ECC prevention and management within Medicaid and CHIP policies. Topics include emphasizing prevention, assessing and addressing risk, educating and engaging parents, and supporting providers.

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, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Health care disparities, Health promotion, Low income groups, Medicaid, Minority groups, Oral health, Policy development, State programs, Young children

Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: Leading steps for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 3 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief for state policymakers describes the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) and the leadership needed to address the problem. Topics include the proportion of children with untreated ECC, the disproportionate impact of untreated ECC on children from families with low incomes, and the important role of state leaders (including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program managers) in assessing policy and implementing next steps. Topics include emphasizing prevention, promoting risk assessments and individualized care plans for children at high risk for ECC, and educating and engaging parents.

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, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Dental caries, Disease management, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Health care disparities, Health promotion, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, State programs, Young children

Reusch C, Booth M, Foster M. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: Strategies for state Medicaid and CHIP dental program managers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 5 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief for state oral health program managers presents strategies for preventing and managing early childhood caries in children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief also provides examples of state efforts to implement prevention, risk-assessment, care-plan, and quality-improvement strategies in Medicaid and CHIP.

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, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Health care disparities, Health promotion, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, State programs, Young children

Lee J. 2014. Early preventive dental visits. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the importance of early preventive dental visits. Topics include the consequences of waiting to receive dental care, the rationale for early preventive dental visits in medicine, the cost-effectiveness of early dental intervention, and the effectiveness of early dental visits. Statistical information about average costs of dental care and for average related costs of treatment in the hospital/operating room for children ages 1–5 are provided.

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: Dental care, Early childhood caries, Health care costs, Oral health, Prevention, Young children

Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program. 2013. 2011–2012 Head Start oral health survey Nevada. Carson City, NV: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an oral health survey of students in Head Start in Nevada. Topics include population estimates on four indicators: untreated tooth decay, treated decay, dental caries experience, and early childhood caries. Estimates are also presented relative to Healthy People 2020 targets. Additional topics include demographics, affordability and accessibility of oral health care, and the relationship between body mass index and overall oral health. A summary of key findings is also available.

Contact: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Program, 4150 Technology Way, Carson City, NV 89706, Telephone: (775) 684-4200 Fax: (775) 684-4211 Web Site: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/OH/OH-Home Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Data, Dental care, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Head Start, Healthy People 2020, Nevada, Oral health, State surveys, Young children

Oskouian R, Romano-Clarke G. 2013. A pediatric guide to children's oral health flip chart and reference guide (rev. ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, 1 v.

Annotation: These resources feature pictures and speakers’ notes to help pediatricians counsel clients about oral health and fluoride varnish. The resources include a flip chart and a reference guide in English and Spanish, as well as a presentation. Topics include primary teeth, early childhood caries, feeding, nonnutritive sucking, fluoride modalities, toothbrushing, and flossing. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (866) 843-2271 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779 E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx $54.95, nonmembers; $43.95 for members; plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-824-8.

Keywords: Child health, Dental hygiene, Early childhood caries, Educational materials, Fluorides, Oral health, Parent education, Patient education, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Young children

ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry. 2013. Topical fluoride for caries prevention: Full report of the updated clinical recommendations and supporting systematic review—A report of the Council on Scientific Affairs. Chicago, IL: ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, 118 pp.

Annotation: This report provides evidence-based recommendations for the use of professionally applied topical fluorides to prevent dental caries. The report addresses the impact of topical fluoride vs. no topical fluoride on new and early carious lesions; which topical fluoride was most effective in preventing, arresting, or reversing dental caries; and whether an oral prophylaxis before application improved fluoride uptake. The report also describes the systematic review of the literature, methodologies used to develop the clinical recommendations, limitations related to the evidence and review, and future research needs. An executive summary is also available.

Contact: American Dental Association, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://ebd.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Flouride, Oral health, Resources for professionals, Young children

McMillen Center for Health Education. 2013. Brush! Early childhood oral health curriculum: Ages birth to 5. Fort Wayne, IN: McMillen Center for Health Education, 158 pp.

Annotation: This curriculum for early-childhood-education (ECE) program professionals includes weekly classroom lessons that correspond to Head Start domains and HighScope developmental indicators. The lessons focus on toothbrushing, visiting the dentist, good nutrition for oral health, the importance of primary teeth, and how oral health relates to success in school. The curriculum is designed to help ECE professionals incorporate oral health education into literacy, science, mathematics, and creative arts.

Contact: McMillen Center for Health Education, 600 Jim Kelley Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46816, Telephone: (888) 240-7268 Secondary Telephone: (260) 456-4511 Web Site: http://mcmillenhealth.org $34.99. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-62890-068-2.

Keywords: Curricula, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Early childhood education, Health behavior, Health education, Home visiting, Infants, Multimedia, Oral health, Parents, Prevention programs, School readiness, Training, Young children

McMillen Health. 2012–. Brush!® curriculum. Fort Wayne, IN: McMillen Center for Health Education, multiple items.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to assist early childhood educators in helping infants and young children from birth to age 5 and their parents establish good daily oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist regularly. Components include newsletters and text messages for parents, books, a DVD, and monthly brushing charts for children. The parent materials and the books and brushing charts are available in English and Spanish. Training is also available.

Contact: McMillen Center for Health Education, 600 Jim Kelley Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46816, Telephone: (888) 240-7268 Secondary Telephone: (260) 456-4511 Web Site: http://mcmillenhealth.org $210 (deluxe kit); $159 (basic kit); $111 (home visitor kit); materials also available separately.

Keywords: Curricula, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Early childhood education, Health behavior, Health education, Home visiting, Infants, Multimedia, Oral health, Parents, Prevention programs, School readiness, Spanish language materials, Training, Young children

[U.S.] Indian Health Service [Head Start Program]. 2012. IHS Head Start: Start healthy. Grow healthy (rev.). Rockville, MD: Indian Health Service, [Head Start Program], 2 items.

Annotation: These booklets offer information about how Head Start staff can help improve the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native infants, young children, and pregnant women. The booklets also provide information to help meet oral-health-related program performance standards. Contents include best practices for prevention and early intervention. It also includes sample forms for assessment, treatment, and topical fluoride application; posters on first aid for dental emergencies and oral health promotion; and a reference guide on classroom toothbrushing Materials are also available on a CD-ROM.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Head Start Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (505) 248-7694 Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/HeadStart Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, CD-ROMs, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Head Start, Health promotion, Oral health, Young children

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2012. Oral health screening guide. [Madison, WI]: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This handout presents photographs illustrating varying degrees of tooth decay and other oral conditions in young children, along with a tooth-eruption chart to aid health professionals in oral health screening. The handout also provides facts on fluoride varnish, as well as tips on oral hygiene, dental visits, and other oral health topics.

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, Division of Public Health, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, Fax: (608) 266-3483 Web Site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/oral-health/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Oral health, Resources for professionals, Screenings, Young children

Ferraro L. 2012. Home by One: TOHSS final project narrative report. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 19 pp., plus appendix.

Annotation: This report describes a program that focuses on the belief that oral health in early childhood is integral to young children’s overall health and well-being. Contents include a summary of the burden of early childhood oral disease, program experiences to date, and program impacts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Early childhood caries, Final reports, Oral health, State initiatives, 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.