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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Unit. 2017. Opioid prescribing guidelines for dentists. Portland, OR: Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Unit, 1 p.

Annotation: This document for dentists provides guidelines on prescribing opioids. Appropriate dosages, types of medication to prescribe, prescribing refills, using guidelines for pain management, and ensuring that patients know how to secure medication and dispose of leftover medication are discussed. Alternatives to prescribing opioids are presented. Information is included on how to obtain the document in large print, Braille, non- English languages, or other formats.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program, 800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 850, Portland, OR 97232, Telephone: (971) 673-0348 Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372 Fax: (971) 673-0240 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Guidelines, Medications, Opiates, Pain, Non English language materials, Prescription drugs

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. 2015. Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 165 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on aspects of Medicaid's mission to ensure access to high-quality health services and the program's future as a major health care payer driving health system change toward value. Topics include using Medicaid supplemental payments to drive delivery-system reform, Medicaid coverage of dental benefits for adults, the intersection of Medicaid and child welfare, behavioral health in the Medicaid program, and the use of psychotropic medications among Medicaid beneficiaries.

Contact: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 360 South, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 350-2000 Fax: (202) 273-2452 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Costs, Financing, Health care reform, Health services delivery, Medicaid, Medications, Mental health, Oral health, Organizational change, Pregnant women, Reimbursement, Systems development

Connecticut State Dental Association. 2013. Considerations for the dental treatment of pregnant women: A resource for Connecticut dentists. Southington, CT: Connecticut State Dental Association, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report is designed to help dentists and other health professionals understand the importance of providing oral health services to pregnant women. It also assists health professionals in making appropriate decisions about pregnant women’s care. Contents include answers to basic questions related to providing oral health services to pregnant women and pharmacological considerations for pregnant women.

Contact: Connecticut State Dental Association, 835 West Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489, Telephone: (860) 378-1800 Fax: (860) 378-1807 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Medications, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Safety

Epilepsy Foundation. 2009. Dental health and epilepsy. Landover, MD: Epilepsy Foundation, 7 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet provides information about maintaining oral health in people who take antiepileptic medications. Topics include seeking medical attention for oral injuries such as those resulting from a fall during a seizure, drugs associated with oral health problems, and the role of routine oral hygiene and dental visits in preventing tooth decay. Tips for eating right and limiting snacks, brushing and flossing, using a disclosing agent, visiting the dentist regularly, and getting more information are included.

Contact: Epilepsy Foundation , 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785-7223, Telephone: (800) 332-1000 Secondary Telephone: (866) 748-8008 Fax: (301) 577-2684 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Educational materials, Epilepsy, Medications, Oral health

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2009. Medication administration in early education and child care settings. Elk Grove, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 v.

Annotation: This curriculum provides information about medication administration for early education and child care professionals. Contents include an instructor's manual and a participant's manual. The curriculum is divided into 5 modules and includes presentations, video clips, activities, forms, and pre- and post-tests. Topics include forms of medication; preparation and medication storage; how to administer oral medication, topical medication, eye drops, and ear drops; documentation; and problem solving, The curriculum is estimated to take 4 hours to present, however, it can be adapted to meet time constraints and learner and instructor needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Child care workers, Child safety, Curricula, Early childhood educators, Medications


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.