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Community Catalyst. 2022. Guide to oral health data sources. Boston, MA: Community Catalyst, 4 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information on oral health data and sources that advocates may find helpful in describing access to care barriers, oral health problems, and oral health disparities and that may help make the case for policy solutions that address these issues. Topics include oral health access and outcomes; oral health professionals; Medicaid; and special populations (children, pregnant women, older adults, and adults with low incomes). zzz

Contact: Community Catalyst, Dental Access Project, 30 Winter Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 338-6035 Fax: (617) 451-5838 E-mail: info@communitycatalyst.org Web Site: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/projects?id=0014 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Health care disparities, Low income groups, Medicaid, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnant women, Statistical data

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 percentage of children, adults, and 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, Ethnic factors, Health care utilization, Older adults, Oral health, Racial Factors

Morse M, ed. 2021. Ohio's state oral health plan, 2021–2022. Cincinnati, OH: Oral Health Ohio, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report describes Ohio’s state oral health plan. It is divided into two sections. Section 1, an overview of oral health in Ohio, addresses the burden of oral disease during pregnancy and in children, adults, and older adults. Ohio’s oral health workforce is also discussed. Section 2 presents goals, objectives, and strategies aimed toward preventing and treating oral disease to improve oral health and overall health for Ohioans. Opportunities for strategy implementation are highlighted.

Contact: Oral Health Ohio, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Telephone: (513) 768-6137 Web Site: https://www.oralhealthohio.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Ohio, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, State programs, Therapeutics

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2021. Oral health in America: Advances and challenges. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 1 v., exec. summ. (22 pp.).

Annotation: This report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of oral health and the progress made in the past 20 years to improve the oral health of Americans. Topics include effects of oral health on the community, well-being, and the economy; oral health among children, adolescents, adults, and older adults; oral health workforce, education, and practice integration; pain, mental illness, and substance abuse; and emerging science and promising technologies to transform oral health.

Contact: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (866) 232-4528 E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov Web Site: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adult health, Care coordination, Health education, Older adults, Oral health, Service integration, Trends

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2020-. [Healthy teeth across generations: Tip sheets for all ages]. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This series includes four handouts: (1) Keeping Baby Teeth Healthy, (2) Protecting Young People’s Teeth, (3) Protecting Your Teeth for a Lifetime, and (4) Protect Your Teeth Later in Life. Each tip sheet provides information about how to keep the mouth and teeth healthy during different life stages (e.g., pregnancy,infancy, childhood, adolescence, later years) as well as for a lifetime. The handouts are available in English and in 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: Adolescent health, Consumer education materials, Health promotion, Infant health, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnancy, Prevention, Spanish language materials

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. [2019]. Finding the keys to Arizona's oral health issues: Arizona 2019-2022 oral health action plan. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 30 pp.

Annotation: The Arizona Oral Health Action Plan 2019–2022 provides guidance for improving the oral health of all Arizonans. It introduces issues related to oral health in Arizona and discusses the following topics: understanding oral health disparities among children, pregnant women, adults, and older adults; improving oral health equity; cross-cutting oral health care systems; and improving health and oral health in the state.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adult health, Arizona, Older adults, Oral health, Service delivery systems, State planning

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 report provides information about the importance of oral health throughout the life-span, 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: https://www.chawisconsin.org/ 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

Lin M, Griffin SO, Gooch BF, Espinoza L, Wei L, Li CH, Thornton-Evans G, Junger M, Robison VA, Fleming EB, and Beltran E. 2019. Trends in dental caries and sealants, tooth retention and edentulism, United States 1999-2004 and 2011-2016. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 56 pp. (Oral health surveillance report, 2019)

Annotation: This report provides national estimates for selected measures for oral health status during 2011–2016, examines changes since 1999–2004, and highlights disparities in oral health by certain sociodemographic characteristics. Measures include prevalence and severity of dental caries in primary and permanent teeth, prevalence of dental sealants on permanent teeth in children and adolescents (ages 6–19), and tooth retention and edentulism among adults (ages 20–64) and older adults (ages 65 or older).

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adults, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Older adults, Oral health, Socioeconomic factors, Surveillance, Trends

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

Virginia Health Catalyst. 2019. Providing comprehensive care for your patients: An oral health integration toolkit for health care providers. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Health Catalyst, 18 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information for health professionals about how to create an integrated health system that incorporates oral health. It discusses how to create an integration plan and factors to consider when integrating care. Integration care models for women’s health, early childhood health, older adult health, chronic disease, and behavioral health are provided. Each model includes factors to consider and practical examples.

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: info@vahealthcatalyst.org Web Site: https://vahealthcatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Health promotion, Older adults, Oral health, Service integration, Women’s health, Young children

Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice. 2019. Nurse practitioner and midwifery tool kit. New York, NY: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice, 7 items.

Annotation: This series of seven toolkits are intended for oral health faculty to download and integrate into their course curricula: (1) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, (2) Family Nurse Practitioner Program, (3) Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners Program, (4) Nurse Midwifery Program, (5) Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, (6) Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Program, and (7) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. The toolkits offer classroom, simulation, and clinical teaching-learning strategies that address population health issues that are relevant to promoting the health of women, children, families, and communities.

Contact: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice, 433 First Avenue, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: (212) 992-7023 E-mail: OHNEP@nyu.edu Web Site: https://ohnep.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health promotion, Mental health, Midwifery, Nursing education, Older adults, Oral health, Service integration

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Program. 2019. Community water fluoridation. Madison, WI: Oral Health Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 2 pp. (Oral health in Wisconsin: A fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about oral health in Wisconsin, with a focus on how community water fluoridation (CWF) can improve oral health status. The fact sheet includes an overview of the effects of tooth decay and information on how it affects children enrolled in Head Start, children in third grade, and older adults in the state. The impact of CWF on tooth decay is discussed. Strategies to promote oral health and CWF in Wisconsin are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, Division of Public Health, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, Fax: (608) 266-3483 Web Site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/oral-health/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: , Fluoride, Head start, Older adults, Oral health, Prevention, State materials, Wisconsin, Young children

Arizona Department of Health Services. 2019. Arizona 2019-2022 oral health action plan. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, 30 pp.

Annotation: This action plan provides guidance for improving the oral health of all Arizonans. The plan introduces the problem and provides information about oral health disparities among children, pregnant women, adults, older adults, and people with special health care needs. Also discussed are oral health equity, oral health care systems, and steps to achieving better oral health in Arizona.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, 150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2670, Telephone: (602) 542-1025 Fax: (602) 542-0883 E-mail: piowebmaster@azdhs.gov Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, Service delivery systems, Special heath care needs, State programs

Clark M, ed. 2017–2019. Smiles for Life: A national oral health curriculum (4th ed.). Leawood, KS: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: This curriculum for health professionals and educators comprises eight courses addressing oral health. Courses focus on the relationship between oral health and systemic health; child oral health; adult oral health; acute oral health problems; pregnancy and women’s oral health; caries risk assessment, fluoride varnish, and counseling; the oral exam; and oral health for older adults. The courses can be taken for continuing education credit or simply to gain knowledge on the topics.

Contact: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 540, Leawood, KS 66211, Telephone: (913) 906-6000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 274-7928 Fax: (913) 906-6096 E-mail: stfmoffice@stfm.org Web Site: http://www.stfm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Continuing education, Curricula, Dental care, Distance education, Financing, Infants, Mobile applications, Multimedia, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnant women, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Training, Young children

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) fact sheet. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents recommendations from the 2018 American Dental Association clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments, including silver diamine fluoride (SDF), for carious lesions. The safety of SDF is discussed, along with scientific evidence and recommendations for its use. Guidance for dentists on how to use a risk-assessment approach to determine whether the use of SDF is appropriate for patients is provided, as well as guidance on how to talk to patients about use of SDF and other treatment options. A four-step process for applying SDF is included. Guidance on how to determine whether reapplication is needed is also 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: Children, Dental caries, Disease management, Older adults, Oral health, Protocols, Regulations, Special health care needs, Therapeutics

FDI World Dental Federation. 2016–. World Oral Health Day [campaign materials]. Geneva, Switzerland: FDI World Dental Federation, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for World Oral Health Day, celebrated globally every year on March 20, focus on ways to maintain and protect oral health throughout life. The messages are intended for use by the general public and health professionals who play a key role in educating clients. Contents include an advocacy guide; a brochure on oral health do's and dont's, with sections devoted to oral health of women during pregnancy, children, and older adults; a game; posters; a toolkit for organizing events and social media campaigns; and a video. The materials are available in multiple languages.

Contact: FDI World Dental Federation, Tour de Cointrin, Avenue Louie Casai 51, Case P.O. Box 3, 1216 Cointrin-Geneve, Switzerland Telephone: (41) 22 560 81 50 Fax: (41) 22 560 81 40 E-mail: info@fdiworldental.org Contact E-mail: wohd@fdiworlddental.org Web Site: http://www.fdiworldental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Decision making, Disease prevention, Families, Health behavior, Health promotion, International health, Life course, Multimedia, Networking, Non English language materials, Older adults, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaigns, Risk factors

MedlinePlus. 2016. Dental health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for the public provide information on oral health throughout the life course. Topics include X-rays, prevention and risk factors, treatments and therapies, and related issues. Contents include videos and tutorials, statistics and research, reference sources, and consumer education materials. The resources are available in Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.medlineplus.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Life course, Men, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Older adults, Oral health, Research, Risk factors, Screening, Statistical data, Therapeutics, Women

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health. 2016. Michigan state oral health plan implementation progress report. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes successful activities and initiatives to improve oral health in Michigan. Contents include success stories about the oral health surveillance system, the Boyne city water fluoridation vote, connecting oral health to diabetes management, the Michigan Oral Health Coalition mini-grant program, increasing age 1 dental visits, the Healthy Kids Dental expansion, the Seal! Michigan Dental Sealant Program, donated dental services, an older adult oral health assessment pilot, and strengthening oral health programs.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Children, Coalitions, Dental sealants, Disease management, Fluorides, Grants, Infants, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Progress reports, State programs, Statewide planning, Water

Holicky A. 2016. Florida's burden of oral disease surveillance report (upd.). Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 62 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Florida, highlights oral health disparities associated with specific populations, and describes resources and programs for improving oral health. Topics include state and national objectives, the societal and economic impact of oral disease, risk and protective factors, work force capacity and diversity, and use of oral health care.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: zzz, Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Disease prevention, Florida, Health disparities, Health objectives, Health services delivery, Health status, Infants, Life course, Low income groups, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Prevalence, Program improvement, Protective factors, Risk factors, Special health care needs, State initiatives, State programs, Statistical data, Work force

Schroeder S, Fix N. 2016. Oral health programs in North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes programs and initiatives working to improve the health status of underserved populations in North Dakota. The brief provides the program’s or initiative's name, managing agency, mission, population served, and dates of operation. The brief also discusses state, professional, and work force supports needed to increase access to oral health care and use of oral health services and improve oral health literacy.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 1301 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Indians, Financing, Health literacy, Local initiatives, Low income groups, North Dakota, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program descriptions, Reimbursement, Rural population, Work force

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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.