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American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute. [2021]. Dental care utilization among the U. S. population, by race and ethnicity. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information about oral health care use by race and ethnicity. Statistical information is presented in graphs on the following topics: percentage of children with a dental visit in the past year, percentage of adults with a dental visit in the past year, and percentage of older adults with a dental visit in the past year.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Health care utilization, Older adults, Oral health, Racial Factors, Ethnic factors

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics, and University of Michigan Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center. 2021. Pandemic-posed challenges to children's oral health: Mott poll report. Ann Arbor, MI: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 2 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from the results of a questionnaire that asked a national sample of parents about oral health for their children ages 3–18 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include whether parents have tried to get oral health care for their child, parents’ perceptions of the safety of oral health care, changes to children’s oral health habits, and implications for children’s oral health.

Contact: C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, National Poll on Children's Health, University of Michigan Division of General Pediatrics, 300 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5040, Telephone: (855) 277-5404 E-mail: NPCH@med.umich.edu Web Site: http://mottnpch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Costs, Disease transmission, Health care utilization, Safety, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Virus diseases

Rekow ED, Ricks TL. 2021. COVID-19: A catalyst for engendering public trust in health care and building back a better health profession response. New York, NY: Santa Fe Group, 7 items. (COVID-19 challenges and consequences series)

Annotation: This paper summarizes challenges related to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic and explores the consequences of these challenges. It frames the situation; discusses ways to restore the public’s trust in health care, including oral health care; and outlines calls to action for health professionals to improve the health of the nation and accelerate recovery from future pandemics.

Contact: Santa Fe Group, 9 East 8th St., Suite 235, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: (505) 603-0804 Web Site: https://santafegroup.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: , Disease transmission, Health care utilization, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service delivery, Virus diseases

Tranby EP, Jacob J, Kelly A, Frantsve-Hawley J. 2021. A coming surge in oral health treatment needs. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 8 pp. (State of oral health equity in America 2021: Research report #1)

Annotation: This report provides information on a likely surge in oral health treatment needs among adults owing to events that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including loss of dental insurance coverage, increased oral health problems resulting from loss of insurance, and delays in receiving oral health care owing to concerns about costs of care or exposure to the virus. Topics include impact on the larger health system, intensifying disparities, the spillover effect of chronic health conditions on oral health, and barriers to accessing preventive oral health care.

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: Disease transmission, Health care utilization, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service delivery, Uninsured persons, Virus diseases

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic deepens oral health inequitites. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, (Communication brief)

Annotation: This brief highlights way in which the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated oral health inequities. It discusses racial disparities in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths; persisting oral health disparities; and factors that contribute to having unmet oral health care needs. Other topics include the impact of racism and discrimination on oral health care use, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on oral health professionals of color and those serving underserved communities, and the importance of addressing inequities in oral health to achieve lasting change.

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: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Health care utilization, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Racial factors, Virus diseases

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

WGBH Educational Foundation. 2021. Teeth 101: From teething to wisdom. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1 video (9:27 min.).

Annotation: This video for parents provides information about teething. Topics include eruption of primary and permanent teeth, the importance of primary teeth, and the importance of the age 1 dental visit and visiting the dentist regularly. Symptoms of teething and ways to ease teething pain are discussed, along with the importance of taking care of primary teeth. Proper brushing and flossing and the amount of toothpaste to use are emphasized.

Contact: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135, Web Site: https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care utilization, Infant health, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Teething, Young children

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Share the love in February; It's National Children's Dental Health Month. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 video (58 sec.).

Annotation: This video provides information about the importance of good oral health for young children and how to promote oral health for this population. Topics including providing oral health education, using fluoridated toothpaste and helping children brush their teeth in the classroom, advising parents to brush a child’s teeth with fluoridated toothpaste in the morning and before bed, talking to parents about food choices that promote oral health, and advising parents to seek care for their child from a dentist or dental hygienist.

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: Head Start, Health care utilization, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Videotapes, Young children

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2020. Networks for Oral Health Integration: Overview and project profiles. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the Maternal and Child Health Safety Net projects. The goal of the initiative is to improve access to and utilization of comprehensive, high-quality oral health care in community health centers for pregnant women, infants and children from birth to age 40 months, and children ages 6–11 at high risk for oral disease. The report includes a profile of each of the three projects: Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration, Rocky Mountain Network, and Transforming Oral Health for Families. [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, Health care utilization, High risk groups, Oral health, Pregnant women, Regional programs, Service integration

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Coronavirus disease and oral health: Information for parents about visiting the dental office. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information for parents about taking their child to the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses the importance of getting oral health care for children. It also lists changes that dental offices may have made to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 to patients and parents. The handout is available in Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagolog, and Vietnamese. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

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: Asian language materials, Consumer education materials, Disease transmission, Health care utilization, Infectious diseases, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Virus diseases

2020. Montana oral health: The state of the state's oral health. [Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program], 29 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of oral diseases and risk factors in Montana. It includes information about the prevalence of tooth decay, tooth loss, and oral cancer in the state. Also discussed are risk and protective factors related to oral disease, the oral health workforce, access to and use of oral health care, community-based dental clinics, and oral-health-related emergency department visits. Recommendations for improving oral health in Montana are included.

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: Access to health care, Dental caries, Health care utilization, Montana, Oral health, State materials

Surdu S, Langelier M, Dhar S, Stufflebeam M with Keough L. 2019. Consumer survey of barriers to and facilitators of access to oral health services. Albany, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a survey conducted to evaluate factors that consumers identify as impacting their access to oral health services and to explore differences in utilization of oral health services by demographically distinct population groups. The report presents findings from the literature review and results of the study. Results are divided into the following categories: characteristics of survey respondents, perceived need for oral health services, utilization of oral health services among those indicating a need for such services, access to oral health services among those indicating a need for such services, and factors influencing utilization of oral health services among those indicating a need for such services.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care utilization, Oral health, Access to health care, Research, Surveys

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 2019. Healthy smiles for mom and baby: Implementation guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 4 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes an approach to increasing pregnant women’s and infants’ utilization of oral health services by implementing two models for obtaining oral health care: (1) maintaining a closed referral system and (2) integrating preventive oral health services into Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services. The guide also highlights educational activities for health professionals and social services professionals who provide care to pregnant women and parents with infants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: , Health care utilization, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, WIC program

Bauerly BC, McLain L. 2019. Collaborative practice as a strategy for increasing access to oral health care in Minnesota. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 15 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on collaborative practice models as a strategy to increase access to oral health care for underserved communities in Minnesota. Part I outlines work force data from the Minnesota Department of Health. Part II describes how collaborative practice models can improve access to care, highlights key legal features of each of these models, and addresses barriers. Part III discusses Medicaid reimbursement policy and why raising reimbursement rates is critical to improving oral health care access. Although the brief focuses on Minnesota, much of the information may have national relevance.

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: Access to health care, Collaboration, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicaid, Minnesota, Oral health, State programs

Freed M, Neuman T, Jacobson G. 2019. Drilling down on dental coverage and costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 25 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief reviews the state of oral health for older adults on Medicare. It describes the health and economic consequences of foregoing oral health care, sources of dental coverage, out-of-pocket costs of oral health care, and use of oral health services. Data and methods are discussed.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Costs, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicare, Older adults, Oral health, Statistical data

DentaQuest. 2019. Reversible decay: Oral health is a public health problem we can solve. Boston, MA: DentaQuest, 13 pp. (Research report)

Annotation: This report provides information about a study conducted to learn about perspectives on oral health care in the United States. The study included five groups of stakeholders: patients, dentists, physicians, employers, and Medicaid dental administrators. The report discusses Americans’ satisfaction with the oral health care system, barriers to accessing oral health care, the relationship between access to oral health care and overall health, collaborative solutions, and the importance of prevention. Also discussed are the potential of expanded public health benefits to reduce barriers to accessing oral health care, benefits models, and value-based care initiatives.

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: Access to health care, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention, Research

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2019. Getting to know me: Information for your dental office while you are pregnant. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This form is designed as a tool for pregnant women to provide information to help dental office staff understand and meet their needs. The form includes information about prenatal care received, what the woman does to take care of her mouth and teeth, and what questions she has about taking care of her mouth and teeth. It also includes information about problems experienced during pregnancy and whether the woman smokes, vapes, or drinks alcohol. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: , Forms, Health care utilization, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, Treatment

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2019. Teledentistry: How technology can facilitate access to care. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 5 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper presents information about how technology can facilitate access to oral health care. Barriers to access are described, including lack of insurance coverage, transportation difficulties, low income, and an insufficient number of dentists who participate in Medicaid. The paper provides a definition of teledentistry, and its role in filling these gaps is discussed. Challenges associated with the use of teledentistry are described, and methods are presented.

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: Access to health care, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicaid, Rural population, Teledentistry, Oral health

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2018. Medicaid adult dental benefits: An overview [upd.]. [Hamilton, NJ]: Center for Health Care Strategies, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet identifies key challenges related to oral health care access and utilization for adults with low incomes, including pregnant women, and outlines states’ coverage of dental benefits for adults who participate in Medicaid. It also suggests opportunities for states to increase oral health care coverage and access for this population. The fact sheet includes an overview of Medicaid adult dental benefits.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Health insurance, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, State programs

Maryland Department of Health. 2018. Oral health in Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides statistical information about the percentage of pregnant women with oral health problems who visit a dentist. It includes statements about the importance and safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy and about public insurance coverage for oral health care during pregnancy in Maryland. A website address with more information is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Health care utilization, Oral health, Pregnant women, Statistical data

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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.