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Colegrove J. n.d.. Child Care Health Promotion Project: [Final report]. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to address the health needs of children in child care centers in the New Mexico counties of Rio Arriba and McKinley. Topics include parent and child care provider training in the areas of nutrition, oral health, physical fitness, mental health, and communicable disease prevention. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-198919.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child Care, Dental Caries, Early childhood caries, Health Promotion, Immunization, Oral Health, Preschoolers, Rural Populations

Academy of General Dentistry. n.d.. The life of a tooth: A visual timeline. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, 1 v. (InfoBites)

Annotation: This timeline provides information on oral health and oral health care throughout life. Topics include developmental events, interaction with dentists, and oral hygiene.

Contact: Know Your Teeth, Academy of General Dentistry, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60611-6660, Telephone: (888) 243-3368, ext. 5300 Fax: (312) 440-0559 E-mail: info@knowyourteeth.com Web Site: http://knowyourteeth.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Developmental stages, Infants, Oral health

Douglass J. n.d.. Discussing oral health with parents of children who have dental cavities. [Arlington, VA: Head Start Resource Center], 3 pp.

Annotation: This handout for oral health professionals discusses motivational interviewing as a means to communicate with parents about the importance of children visiting the dentist for screening and dental care. It provides questions to encourage discussion about parent's oral health goals for their children, exchanging information about their child's dental health, and how to achieve oral health goals for their child.

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: Communication, Oral health, Parent education, Patient care management, Resources for professionals, Young children

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Head Start oral health forms. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 4 items.

Annotation: These forms are designed for oral health professionals to record key information from dental visits with children and pregnant women enrolled in Head Start. The forms include space to record dental home status, oral health status, and what oral health care services were delivered during the dental visit (e.g., diagnostic and preventive services, counseling, restorative and emergency care, referral to a specialist for care). The forms also serve as records of what oral health care services are needed and of information to share with others. There are separate forms for children, pregnant women, and both, plus a sample provider letter.

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: Children, Forms, Head Start, Oral health, Patient care management, Pregnant women, Screening

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, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 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

Maryland Department of Health. n.d.. Tips for good oral health during pregnancy/Tips for good oral health during infancy. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: These tip sheets for pregnant women and parents of infants provide information about how to keep the mouth healthy during pregnancy and in infancy. The pregnancy tip sheet discusses practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, getting oral health care, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy and coverage through Maryland Medicaid are also discussed. The infant tip sheet discusses providing good oral hygiene for infants. The pregnancy tip sheet and the infant tip sheet are on one double-sided document, with information about pregnancy on one side and information about infants on the other. The tip sheets are available in English and in Spanish. [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, Infant health, Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Young children

From the First Tooth. n.d.. Resources for medical providers: Training and certification. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth,

Annotation: This website lists trainings available for integrating pediatric oral health into well child care, including the Smiles for Life curriculum and pediatric oral health as a focus area for a Maintenance of Certification quality improvement project.

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 Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Oral health, Pediatricians, Professional training, Well child care

Future of Public Oral Health in Virginia Taskforce. 2021. Future of public oral health in Virginia: Taskforce recommendations. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Health Catalyst, 6 pp.

Annotation: These recommendations promote access to health care, including oral health care, for all Virginians. Recommendations are divided into the following categories: strengthen the oral health workforce, value the importance of oral health to overall health, employ data to improve outcomes and patient experience, and adapt technologies. For each category, objectives and strategies are presented.

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: , Access to health care, Oral health, Public health, State initiatives, Statistical data, Virginia, Work force

Bopp V, Schroeder S, Kiefer C. 2021. Medical-Dental integration manual. Bismark, ND: Oral Health Program, North Dakota Department of Health; Grand Forks, ND: Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota, 51 pp.

Annotation: This manual, which is intended for health professionals interested in integrating a dental hygienist into a medical care team, discusses billing, contracting, rules and regulations, and scope of dental hygiene practice specific to North Dakota. It also provides information related to workflow, patient data, and education relevant to health professionals outside North Dakota. The manual discusses scheduling a visit, the oral health screening process, integrating a dental hygienist into the workflow, electronic medical and dental records, care coordination, charging and billing services, rules and regulations, and medical resident and clinical staff evaluation.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Care coordination, Health education, North Dakota, Oral health, Pediatricians, Primary care, Regulations, Service integration, State programs

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri Oral Health State Plan Workgroup, and Missouri Coalition for Oral Health. [2020]. Missouri oral health plan 2020-2025. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about Missouri’s 2020–2025 oral health plan. It includes eight goals: (1) support access to preventive oral health services and emergency dental care; (2) provide oral health information to health professionals; (3) support oral health workforce development; (4) identify, investigate, monitor, and report on oral health problems, determinants, and disparities; (5) coordinate and participate in policy development to improve oral health in Missouri; (6) implement and collaborate with oral-disease-prevention programs; (7) reduce oral health disparities; and (8) implement, evaluate, and report on the 2020–2025 plan. Activities are described for each goal.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 1730 East Elm, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6041 E-mail: info@dhss.mo.gov Web Site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Missouri, Oral health, Prevention, Program coordination, Public policy, State programs

American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures. 2020. Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care [upd. ed.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides recommendations for health professionals that represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures about the periodicity of health services for infants, children, and adolescents. The recommendations emphasize the importance of continuity of care in comprehensive health supervision, including oral health supervision, and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.

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: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Comprehensive health care, Health supervision, Infants, Oral health, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Young adults

Michigan Oral Health Coalition, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2020. Michigan state oral health plan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This oral health plan is intended to guide policymakers, health professionals, community members, and other stakeholders as they work together to improve oral health across the state of Michigan through 2020. It focuses on three main areas: professional integration, health literacy, and increased access to oral health care. It also provides an overview of the status of oral health in Michigan and discusses development of the plan and monitoring its implementation.

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: , Access to health care, Health literacy, Michigan, Oral health, Prevention, Service integration, State programs

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2020. Oral health in Missouri: 2020–A burden report by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report describes oral health trends and disparities in Missouri. Contents include key findings with context, national comparisons, and trends over time for each finding. Topics include demographics, community water fluoridation, oral health status of school-age children and adults, preventive health services for school-age children and adults, tobacco use and cancer risk, older adults, perinatal oral health, hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and access to care. Regional and local data are also included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health disparities, Health status, Missouri, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Holt K, Barzel R, eds. 2020. Oral health services for children and adolescents with special health care needs: A resource guide (4th. ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 21 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide provides information for health professionals to assist them in planning, developing, and implementing efforts to ensure that children and adolescents with special health care needs receive optimal oral health care. The guide describes materials, including brochures, fact sheets, guides, manuals, and reports. It also lists federal agencies, resource centers, and national professional associations that may serve as resources. [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: Adolescents with special health care needs, Resource materials, Oral health, Children with special health care needs

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

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

Iowa Department of Public Health. 2020. Improving the oral health of Iowans: I-Smile dental home initiative. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, 2 p.

Annotation: This document provides information about the I-Smile Dental Home Initiative, the goal of which is to help children in Iowa have good oral health beginning at an early age. The document describes what I-Smile coordinators do and discusses the availability of preventive oral health services to children enrolled in Medicaid in Iowa and the increase in the percentage of this population that has received preventive services since the establishment of I-Smile. The state of children’s oral health in Iowa is also discussed.

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, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Young children

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program. 2020. Oral health checklist for prenatal providers. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This checklist is geared for prenatal care health professionals and oral health professionals. The checklist offers tips for discussing oral health with pregnant women during prenatal visits and dental visits, counseling them about oral health, and providing them with a referral to a dentist or to prenatal resources. For oral health professionals, the checklist also includes guidance about providing care for pregnant women.

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1818, Austin, TX 78714-9347, Telephone: (512) 776-2008 Fax: (512) 776-7256 E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us Web Site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm Available from the website.

Keywords: Checklists, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prenatal care

DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. 2020. Fast-track to teledentistry: Removing barriers to care while maximizing overall health. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 19 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper provides information on the benefits of teledentistry and how to make it more accessible. It discusses the impact of not receiving oral health care, new uses of and approaches to teledentistry, potential savings for states from increasing the use of teledentistry, and the promise of teledentistry. What states can do to make it easier for health systems, hospitals, and safety net clinics to adopt teledentistry initiatives is also discussed, including expanding the workforce, updating reimbursement policies, enhancing legal clarity, and making it easier for health professionals to share patient information.

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 delivery, Initiatives, Legislation, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, Teledentistry

California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine. 2020. Using teledentistry to maintain services and contact with patients during the time of COVID-19 physical distancing. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about using teledentistry during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Topics include the impact of physical distancing, system considerations, components of a care system, workflow, and optimizing in-person visits. The guide also discusses the advantages of an “all-in-one” teledentistry system containing multiple components that are linked and integrated (e.g., registration, consent, schedule, messaging, live video).

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

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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.