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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, Oral heath, Fluoride, Tooth decay, Prevention, Treatment, Low income groups

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. n.d.. Brushing is fun! Guidelines for toothbrushing in North Carolina child care programs—Infant and toddler classrooms (tooth eruption to 3rd birthday)--Steps for group toothbrushing in preschool classrooms. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 4 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide information about toothbrushing for children ages 3–7 in North Carolina preschool programs. Topic include steps for group toothbrushing in preschool programs, toothbrush and storage-rack care, and general toothbrushing information. Helpful hints for group toothbrushing and Information about fluoride toothpaste are also included. zzz

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 170 Rosenau Hall, CB #5400, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, E-mail: sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.sph.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: , Early childhood education, Fluoride, Infant health, North Carolina, Oral health, Spanish language materials, State programs, Young children

Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program. n.d.. Alabama water fluoridation: A community toolkit. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for advocates in Alabama provides information about the health benefits and costs saving of community water fluoridation (CWF) as well as about CWF media outreach. It describes what fluoride is and how it works; presents myths and facts about CWF; and offers information on fluoride in Alabama’s public drinking water, savings resulting from CWF, why CWF makes good business sense,and what respected organizations say about CWF. The Alabama Oral Health Office’s policy on CWF is included, and frequently asked questions are posed and answered.

Contact: Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, Family Health Services Bureau, RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1350, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 206-5675 Secondary Telephone: (334) 206-2950 Web Site: http://www.adph.org/oralhealth/Default.asp?id=1324 Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Alabama, Costs, Fluoride, Oral health, Public policy, State programs

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 dental care, a handout outlining steps to take during a well child visit to prevent tooth decay, a handout for parents outlining oral health goals 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, a diabetes toolkit intended to enhance the integration of oral health care into primary care, and additional oral health resources.

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. zzz

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

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

Annotation: This briefing note, the first in a series on oral health, focuses on the prevention and treatment of tooth decay with mercury-free products and minimally invasive interventions. The briefing note, intended for all health professionals and the public, explains why mercury-free products and minimally invasive interventions are important aspects of oral health care. It also describes six strategies using mercury-free products and minimally invasive intervention approaches to prevent and treat tooth decay: use of fluoridated toothpaste, fluoride varnish application, glass ionomer cement sealant application, glass ionomer cement restoration application, silver diamine fluoride application, and composite resin restoration placement. zzz

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

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 provides, 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. zzz

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 initiatives

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, replacement filling, crown, root canal, extraction, and implant. zzz

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 provides information about silver diamine fluoride (SDF). It explains what SDF is 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. zzz

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

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. zzz

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

First Things First. 2021. Baby teeth matter. Phoenix, AZ: First Things First, 1 video (2:34 min.).

Annotation: This video for parents provides information about the importance of keeping primary teeth healthy for eating, speaking, holding space for adult teeth, and promoting a positive self-image. Topics include tooth eruption, teething, and the consequences of losing primary teeth too early. The video also discusses the pain caused by tooth decay in young children and resulting challenges with early learning and a child’s overall health and development. Tips on what parents can to do prevent decay in primary teeth are provided.

Contact: First Things First, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Telephone: (602) 771-5100 Secondary Telephone: (877) 803-7234 E-mail: community@firstthingsfirst.org Web Site: http://www.firstthingsfirst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Fluoride, Health care utilization, Parenting, Infant health, Nutrition, Oral health, Prevention, Videotapes

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 2021. Caries risk conversation. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 1 video (5:41 min.). (Using motivational interviewing in dentistry)

Annotation: This video provides information about caries risk assessment using a conversational style. A dental assistant is shown talking to a young adolescent about her teeth. Topics include brushing, flossing, fluoride, healthy foods and drinks, and experiences with previous dental visits and tooth decay.

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: Adolescent health, Fluoride, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Videotapes

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 material, State programs, Statistical data

CavityFree SF. 2021. Oral health education videos. San Frnacisco, CA: CavityFree SF, 1 website.

Annotation: This series of videos provides information on how to keep the teeth and mouth healthy, what happens during a dental visit, and how to navigate teledentistry visits. Topics include how to take photos of a child’s teeth, how to apply fluoride varnish at home, how to brush teeth, what to do when a child has a loose tooth, fluoride varnish, tooth extraction, and fillings. The videos are available in Chinese, English, and Spanish.

Contact: CavityFree SF, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94102, Telephone: (415) 575-5706 E-mail: hellop@cavityfreesf Web Site: http://http://www.cavityfreesf.org

Keywords: Fluoride, Non English language materials, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Teledentistry, Videos

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. zzz

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

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 2020-. Resources to make you smile. [no place]: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, 1 website

Annotation: This monthly newsletter for Head Start staff provides information to help staff promote oral health in the classroom and to help them encourage parents of children enrolled in their program to promote oral health at home. Selected topics include promoting oral health and school-readiness,understanding how fluoride helps prevent and repair tooth decay, promoting oral health during pregnancy, and choosing healthy drinks. Each newsletter includes a recipe for a healthy snack that children can make in a Head Start classroom or at home with their families.

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: Fluoride, Head Start, Health promotion, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women, Young children

Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2020. Fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride: A resource guide. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 15 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides an annotated list of resources on the use and application of fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride, including materials on data and surveillance, professional education and training, and public education. Descriptions of and contact information for relevant organizations are included. [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: Access to health care, Fluoride varnish, Oral health, Prevention, Treatment

Hoke K, Weyler S. 2020. Fluoridation 50-state survey: State laws and regulations addressing fluoridation in water. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 48 pp.

Annotation: This survey provides a summary of the statutes and regulations related to water fluoridation in each U.S. state and select jurisdictions. For each state, the names of the statute and regulation (where available) are included.

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: Fluoride, Oral health, Regulation, State legislation

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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.