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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Oral health: Tips for health managers from the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health managers in Head Start programs discusses the importance of good oral health habits for children and pregnant women. Tips are provided for preventing tooth decay, making healthy food and beverage choices, the role of fluoride in helping to prevent tooth decay, and how parents can help children learn to brush teeth properly. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental hygiene, Fluorides, Head Start, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2019. How fluoride works [How community water fluoridation prevents tooth decay]. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 8 items.

Annotation: These resources provide information on ways that community water fluoridation helps to prevent tooth decay from early childhood through adulthood. Contents include a video, an infographic, and a poster. The video, which is undated, is called How Fluoride Works, and the other items are called How Community Water Fluoridation Prevents Tooth Decay and were updated in 2019. The infographic and poster are available in English and Spanish. The video is available in English, and separately in English with Haitian Creole, Portuguese, or Spanish subtitles.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Fluorides, Life course, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Oral health, Public health, Spanish language materials, Water

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 document provides information about the importance of oral health throughout the lifespan, 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: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 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

From the First Tooth. 2019. Periodicity schedule & alternatives for pediatric preventive oral health in primary care. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth, 1 p. (From the First Tooth and Fluoride: 4 by 4)

Annotation: This document includes a periodicity schedule and alternatives for pediatric oral health care provided in primary care settings in Maine, based on MaineCare reimbursement limitations. Services are organized by age of the child (ages 6 months to 5 years) and include parent education, oral evaluation, fluoride application, and referral to a dentist. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Contact E-mail: COTES4@mainehealth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluorides, Infants, Maine, Oral health, Parent education, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Reimbursement, Screening, Service integration, State programs, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, Medicaid I Medicare I CHIP Services Dental Association; and National Academy for State Health Policy. 2018. Caries prevention services reimbursement table. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, 1 v.

Annotation: This document presents survey findings for the 50 states and the District of Columbia on reimbursement for risk assessment, oral examination, fluoride varnish, anticipatory guidance, and family oral health education. It presents information on the following topics: type of health professional, services, fees, procedure codes, delegation, age limit for services, number of varnish applications reimbursed annually, training requirement, payor, payment by Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and legislative approval to reimburse health professionals. Information about commercial payment and procedure codes is also included.

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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Children, Dental care, Families, Fluorides, Health education, Infants, Oral health, Preventive health services, Referrals, Reimbursement, Risk assessment

University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. 2017. Healthy mouths for you and your baby. College Park, MD: University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, 1 video (2 min.).

Annotation: This video provides information about what mothers can do to promote good oral health in their infant or young child and why it is important to do so. The video shows an oral health professional explaining to a new mother how to take care of an infant's mouth, demonstrating how to clean the infant’s mouth, and observing while the mother cleans the infant’s mouth. The video is available in English and in English with Spanish subtitles.

Contact: University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. 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: http://www.healthliteracy.umd.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental hygiene, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Maternal health, Multimedia, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Young children

South Dakota Department of Health. [2016]. Dental health matters. [Pierre, SD]: South Dakota Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic focuses on the oral health status of children and adolescents in South Dakota. Topics include untreated tooth decay in children ages 6–8 in South Dakota compared to the general U.S. population and ways to prevent tooth decay. Contents include the number of high school students who have missed school because of problems with their teeth or mouths, the per- centage of students in third grade who have not visited the dentist in the past 12 months, and the percentage of children who do not have dental sealants. Information about healthy behaviors and using products containing fluoride is also provided.

Contact: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-2536, Telephone: (605) 773-3361 Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301 Web Site: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, School age children, South Dakota, State surveys, Statistical data

Future Smiles. 2016–. Future Smiles: Program forms. Las Vegas, NV: Future Smiles, 3 items.

Annotation: These forms are intended for use in implementing a school-based oral hygiene program to provide preventive oral health services (screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealant application, and education) for children from families with low incomes in Nevada. Contents include referral and consent forms and a privacy notice in English and Spanish.

Contact: Future Smiles, 3074 Arville Street, Las Vegas, NV 89102, Telephone: (702) 889-3763 E-mail: info@futuresmiles.net Web Site: http://futuresmilies.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Forms, Infants, Low income groups, Nevada, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, Referrals, Schools, Spanish language materials

Future Smiles. 2016–. Future Smiles: Student survey. Las Vegas, NV: Future Smiles, 1 item.

Annotation: The survey is designed to obtain information about the level of students’ satisfaction with oral health services (screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealant application, and education) provided in a school-based oral hygiene program for children from families with low incomes in Nevada. The survey is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: Future Smiles, 3074 Arville Street, Las Vegas, NV 89102, Telephone: (702) 889-3763 E-mail: info@futuresmiles.net Web Site: http://futuresmilies.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Consumer satisfaction, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health education, Infants, Low income groups, Nevada, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, Referrals, Schools, Screening, Spanish language materials, Surveys

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2016. Bright Smiles for Babies: Virginia Oral Health Partnership for Children. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This manual contains information and resources for implementing Bright Smiles for Babies, a program designed to promote oral health in pregnant women and prevent dental caries in infants and children from birth to age 3 by providing screening and risk assessment, education, fluoride varnish applications, and referrals. Contents include an oral health protocol, resources about assessment and fluoride varnish, anticipatory guidance, parent handouts in English and Spanish, and information about oral health in pregnant women and children including children with special health care needs. Information about Medicaid reimbursement, resources for supplies, professional policies and guidelines, and forms are included.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, Screening, Service integration, Special health care needs, State programs, Training materials, Virginia, Young children

Tennessee Department of Health. 2016. Dental fact sheets. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide information about the importance of oral health and oral health care for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include dental caries and periodontal disease and prevention strategies such as dental sealants, fluoride, injury prevention, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Information about primary and permanent tooth eruption is also provided.

Contact: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, TN 37243, Telephone: (615) 741-3111 E-mail: tn.health@tn.us Web Site: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child development, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Injury prevention, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Tobacco

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Fluorides Committee. 2016. Fluoride varnish: An evidence-based approach—Research brief. [Reno, NV]: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 19 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief presents information to help health professionals design, implement, and evaluate community-based programs that apply fluoride varnish. Topics include a definition of fluoride varnish and how it prevents tooth decay; the characteristics, effectiveness, and safety of fluoride varnish; and recommendations for using fluoride varnish. The brief also provides tips for selecting cost-effective community and school dental-caries-prevention programs.

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: Child health, Children, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Oral health, Resources for professionals

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Fluoride mouthrinse program manual (rev.). Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 28 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides school personnel and volunteers with procedures and requirements for administering and implementing a school-based fluoride mouthrinse program in Ohio. Topics include program roles, responsibilities, and operation; administration guidelines; recommendations for teachers; and program implementation and site visits. Forms and procedural options, including adaptations for students with special health care needs, are included.

Contact: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Telephone: (614) 466-4180 Fax: (614) 564-2421 E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov Web Site: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Ohio, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, School based management, School health services, State programs

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. At-a-glance: Community water fluoridation. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document presents information on community water fluoridation (CWF) and describes related services provided by the Ohio Department of Health. Topics include technical assistance and resources to promote CWF, fluoridation-assistance programs, monitoring fluoridation quality, Ohio’s fluoridation law, Ohio cities exempt from mandatory fluoridation, the status of CWF in Ohio, and facts about CWF.

Contact: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Telephone: (614) 466-4180 Fax: (614) 564-2421 E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov Web Site: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: , Community based services, Fluorides, Legislation, Ohio, Oral health, State programs, Technical assistance, Water

Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Smile Savers activity books. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, 2 items.

Annotation: These activity books provide information about oral health and promote oral health to children. One book is for children from kindergarten to grade 4, and the other is for children in grades 5 and up. Activities include coloring, crossword puzzles, word games, and comics that can be colored.

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: Disease prevention, Fluorides, Materials for children, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, School age children

Ran T, Chattopadhyay SK, and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2016. Economic evaluation of community water fluoridation: A Community Guide systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 50(6):790-796,

Annotation: This article presents findings from a systematic review of studies about the effectiveness of community water fluoridation (CWF) on reducing dental caries. Topics include the benefits of CWF and its cost. Contents include information about context, evidence acquisition and evidence synthesis, and a discussion.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Cost effectiveness, Fluorides, Oral health, Preventive health services, Research, Water

Minnesota Oral Health Coalition. 2016. Fluoride varnish: A part of a healthy child. Plymouth, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (2 min., 16 sec.).

Annotation: This video for parents and other caregivers describes fluoride varnish and how it is used to prevent tooth decay in infants and young children. Topics include what fluoride varnish is, how it works, and why it is important for infants’ and children’s health. Information about the safety and effectiveness of fluoride varnish and the importance of establishing an oral hygiene routine that includes regular oral health visits is included. The video is available in English, French, Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Russian, Somali, and Spanish.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 4190 Vinewood Lane N, #111-416, Plymouth, MN 55442, Telephone: (763) 381-1701 E-mail: info@minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Consumer education materials, Fluorides, Infants, Non English language materials, Oral health, Parents, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, Young children

Minnesota Oral Health Coalition. 2016. Fluoride varnish application and information. Plymouth, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (3 min., 11 sec.).

Annotation: This video for health professionals provides information about fluoride varnish, including recommendations from professional organizations about how often it should be applied and the ages of children who should receive it. The video demonstrates how to apply it to the teeth of young children using the knee-to-knee position. Tips for applying fluoride varnish effectively and post-application instructions are included.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 4190 Vinewood Lane N, #111-416, Plymouth, MN 55442, Telephone: (763) 381-1701 E-mail: info@minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluorides, Infants, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Training, Young children

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. 2016. Dental check-ups: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for dental providers (rev.). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses about their role in and responsibility for supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment program. Topics include requirements for the visit, personnel training, and documentation of counseling and referral; recommendations for oral health risk assessment and fluoride-varnish application; why preventive oral health care is important; anticipatory guidance; professional recommendations; and resources.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Children, Counseling, Dental caries, EPSDT, Examinations, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Minnesota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Risk assessment, Role, Screening, Service integration, Standards, State programs

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2016. Campaign for Dental Health. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for the public and policymakers provide evidence-based information and tools to promote and protect access to community water fluoridation and other preventive strategies. Contents include a primer on the fluoride debate, answers to fluoridation questions, tools for sustaining or initiating fluoridation in a community, materials to give decision-makers, public education materials, and presentations. Topics include children's oral health and fluoride, communities supporting fluoride, facts about fluoride, fluoride and public health, fluoride in the news, fluoride and access to care, partners, and what the experts say about fluoride. Infographics, posters, and videos are included. Many resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children, Community health services, Fluorides, Multimedia, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaign materials, Public health infrastructure, Spanish language materials, Water

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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.