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Community Health Center of Franklin County. n.d.. Silver diamine fluoride: A new treatment for cavities. Turners Falls, MA: Community Health Center of Franklin County, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about silver diamine fluoride and how it is used to arrest dental caries in children and adults. The brochure explains what silver diamine fluoride is; provides detailed steps for applying it; and discusses indications for use, benefits, risks, drawbacks, and contraindications.

Contact: Community Health Center of Franklin County, 338 Montague City Road, Turners Falls, MA 10376, Web Site: http://www.chcfc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Low income groups, Oral heath, Fluoride, Tooth decay, Prevention, Treatment

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health. n.d.. Healthy teeth healthy smiles and the role fluoride plays. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about the role that fluoride plays in keeping teeth healthy. It offers information about tooth decay and how to prevent it, explains what fluoride and community fluoridated water (CFW) are, and discusses how drinking CFW can help prevent tooth decay. The brochure also presents tips for keeping the mouth healthy and discusses the importance of good oral health for overall health.

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 care, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention

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

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. n.d.. Healthy Montana Mouths toolkit for medical providers. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 1 website.

Annotation: This toolkit for primary care health professionals includes forms for referring a child or pregnant woman for oral health care, handouts for parents outlining steps for keeping their child’s mouth healthy, a form to help dental office staff meet women’s oral health needs, and an oral-health-risk assessment tool. Also included is information about fluoride application in primary care and a diabetes toolkit intended to enhance the integration of oral health care into primary care.

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: Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Fluoride, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Service integration

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

Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health. 2022 (ca.). Fast facts on oral health. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets provides information for consumers about a variety of oral-health-related topics. Topics include accessing oral health care in Illinois, anticipatory guidance and fluoride varnish application for health professionals who accept Medicaid, breastfeeding and oral health, cleft lip and cleft palate, oral health during pregnancy, e-cigarettes and vaping, oral health and learning, and pain-management options for oral health care.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (217) 785-4899 Secondary Telephone: (800) 547-0466 Fax: (217) 524-4201 Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Breastfeeding, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Fluoride varnish, Illinois, Medicaid, Oral health, Pain management, Pregnant women, Smokeless tobacco, State materials

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health. 2022. Fluoride varnish training manual for Massachusetts health care professionals. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help non-oral-health professionals implement fluoride-varnish application for infants, children, and adolescents ages 6 months to 21 years who are enrolled in Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. The manual includes instructions on how to complete the online Smiles for Life training, which is required for health professionals to apply fluoride varnish for this population. It also discusses how to begin using fluoride varnish in a practice as well as how to keep fluoride varnish notes and how to bill for fluoride varnish application. Basic information about fluoride varnish application and information to share with parents and other caregivers is included.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Clinical coding, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Manuals, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, State programs, Training, Young adults

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

University of Hawaii at Månoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. 2022. Fluoride varnish: Factsheet for parents. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii at Månoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents answers common questions about fluoride varnish. It explains what it is and why fluoride varnish application is recommended. It discusses the safety of fluoride varnish for infants and children, how it is applied, and how long it remains effective after application. Instructions related to eating, drinking, and toothbrushing after application are provided, along with information about insurance coverage.

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: Consumer education materials, Fluoride varnish, Infant health, Prevention, Safety, Young children

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: These resources 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 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

American Fluoridation Society. 2022. Idaho's optimal fluoridation plan 2022: A guide for adjusting fluoride in drinking water across the state to optimal levels to improve oral health outcomes for all Idahoans. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 34 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about adjusting fluoride in drinking water across the state to optimal levels to improve oral health outcomes for all Idahoans. The guide introduces the issue and covers the following topics: an overview of Healthy People 2030, including its recognition that community-level interventions like community water fluoridation can help improve oral health by emphasizing healthy equity; an overview of community water fluoridation in Iowa; goals, objectives, and an action plan; and program management. Promotional resources are provided.

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health services, Fluoride, Health equity, Iowa, Oral health, State programs

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 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.

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

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 to inform policy decisions to improve access to and use of oral health care in Arkansas and to establish baseline measures for coverage and use indicators. Topics include data sources, key findings, study demographics and dental insurance coverage profile, use of 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 future research.

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

Battani K, Fischer D. 2022. Oral health risk assessment questions to ask pregnant women. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a review of 15 sources that include oral health risk assessment questions to ask pregnant women. The questions are organized by the following seven themes:dental concerns/pain, diet/nutrition, pregnancy symptoms, health behaviors, fluoride, last dental visit/dental home, concerns about getting oral health care. The themes are ordered in the brief according to how frequently the theme is included in the sources (e.g., the theme “dental concerns/pain” is present in all 15 sources, so it appears first). The questions included within each theme are also ordered in the document according to how frequently the question is included in the source. [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: Fluoride, Health behavior, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral health care, Pregnant women

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2021-2022. Healthy habits for happy smiles. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 20 items.

Annotation: This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on nutrition and oral health issues. Topics include brushing a young child’s teeth, choosing healthy drinks for young children, encouraging young children to drink water with fluoride, giving young children healthy snacks, taking care of oral health for pregnant women, and taking care of an infant’s oral health. The series is available in English and in Spanish.

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: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Fluorides, Infants, Injury prevention, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, Special health care needs, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2021. EQIPP: Oral health best practices. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 v.

Annotation: This course is designed to help pediatric primary care health professionals (PPHPs) recognize the role they play in providing oral health care. Topics include the importance of the dental home, caries risk assessment including examination of teeth and gums, oral health anticipatory guidance, and fluoride varnish application. The course also covers steps to handle oral injuries if they occur and how families can prevent them.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available at no charge to AAP members; $199 for individual nonmembers.

Keywords: Children, Continuing education, Dental care, Fluorides, Infants, Maternal health, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Service integration

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

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

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center. 2021. Silver diamine fluoride: Policy and fact summary. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 6 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet explains what is silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and discusses its effectiveness, safety, and advantages and disadvantages; whether it is cost effective; and potential cost savings for health care systems resulting from SDF use. Also addressed are when, where, and why to use SDF; who is a good candidate for SDF; who should apply SDF; reimbursement for SDF application; coverage for SDF use; and the insurance code for SDF.

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: Costs, Fluoride, Health insurance, Oral health, Prevention, Safety

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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.