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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

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health. n.d.. Brushing basics activity book for healthy teeth and gums. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This activity book provides information about keeping children’s teeth healthy. It includes information about brushing, flossing, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, eating fruits and vegetables daily, and visiting the dentist. Activities for children, such as coloring pages, dot-to-dots, and a song, 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: Coloring books, Dental hygiene, Educational materials, Nutrition, Oral health

DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. (2020). Self-care after your teledentistry appointment. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 2 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet provides information on how to practice self-care after an in-office or teledentistry appointment. Topics include practicing healthy habits, decreasing risk for tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, tooth pain, bleeding gums, and jaw or muscle tightness and/or pain. For each topic, a list of tips is included.

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: Dental hygiene, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pain management, Prevention, Telemedicine

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

American Dental Association, Council on Dental Benefits and Practice Institute, Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality. 2020. COVID-19 coding and billing interim guidance: Virtual visits. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Dental Benefits and Practice Institute, Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality, 18 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses coding for a variety of services, provides sample coding scenarios, and offers answers to frequently asked questions. HIPAA and telecommunication technology are also addressed. A checklist of considerations for practices in providing virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic is included, along with sample language for informed consent forms for virtual services, tips for performing virtual evaluations, and billing policies by payer.

Contact: American Dental Association, Council on Dental Benefits, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (800) 621-8099 Secondary Telephone: 312-440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinical coding, Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Spanlsh language materials, Virus diseases

Porembski P, Cuny E, Eklund K. 2020. What about flossing and brushing? Are there recommendations on how to do that more safely?. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association and Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, 1 video (1 min.)

Annotation: This video provides information on how to brush and floss teeth safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations include not sharing toothbrushes or floss containers and routinely changing toothbrushes. Resources for additional information are provided.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Virus diseases

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2020. ADHA interim guidance on returning to work. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 15 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines for dental hygienists provide information on returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include COVID-19 testing before opening a dental office, work environment, patient preparation, special considerations for providing dental hygiene care, personal protective equipment (PPE), donning and doffing PPE, and disinfection. For each section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance is included. A COVID-19 patient screening questionnaire and a dental hygienist readiness to return to work questionnaire are also included.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

McMillen Health. 2020. Toothbrushing and COVID-19. Fort Wayne, IN: McMillen Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for consumers provides information about caring for young children’s mouths and teeth at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, when they may not be brushing at school owing to safety concerns. The fact sheet includes information about the importance of brushing at home; the importance of baby teeth; and things parents can do to keep children healthy, such as giving milk and water between meals only and visiting the dentist twice a year. The fact sheet is written in English and in Spanish.

Contact: McMillen Health, 600 Jim Kelley Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46816, Telephone: (888) 240-7268 Secondary Telephone: (260) 456-4511 Web Site: http://mcmillenhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Virus diseases, Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Spanish language materials

Normandale Community College. 2020. Minnesota's 21st century dental team toolkit. Bloomington, MN: Normandale Community College,

Annotation: This toolkit provides information about collaborative dental hygiene practice, dental therapy, and medical-dental integration. Each topic includes links to tutorials, videos, templates, and other tools. A resource library is included, with links to educational resources. A video with information about the toolkit is alsoincluded.

Contact: Normandale Community College 21st Century Dental Team, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431, Web Site: https://www.normandale.edu/mndentalteam Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental hygiene, Educational materials, Oral health, Service integration

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2020. Talking to parents about the COVID-19 pandemic. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2 pp.

Annotation: This handout provides information for parents about children’s oral health care during COVID-19. Topics include how COVID-19 has impacted dental offices, what constitutes a dental emergency, whether going to dental visits will be safe, what will be different about visiting the dentist, how to keep a child’s teeth healthy at home, how to prepare children for visiting the dentist, and whether it is necessary to bring a child to the dentist for regular preventive visits.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Fax: (312) 337-6329 Web Site: http://www.aapd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Coronavirus disease and oral health: Information for parents about promoting good oral health at home. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information for parents about promoting good oral health at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses the importance of and provides tips for serving healthy foods and drinks and promoting good oral hygiene habits to keep children’s mouths healthy during the pandemic and always. The handout is available in Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagalog, 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, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Virus diseases

Holt K, Lowe B. 2019. Checklist for child care staff: Best practices for good oral health . Itasca, IL: National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness,

Annotation: This checklist provides items that child care program staff can check to reflect what they are doing to promote good oral health for infants, toddlers, and young children. Items not checked can serve as goals to help staff work toward improving their practices related to food and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is divided into three main categories: infants from birth to age 1, toddlers ages 1–3, and young children ages 3–5. Within each category, items to check are listed in two subcategories: foods and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is written in simple language and is available in English and in 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: Child care, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Spanish language materials., Young children

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2019. Dental hygienist liaison project. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information about the dental hygienist liaison (DHL) project created by the National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness, working in partnership with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Under the DHL project, volunteer dental hygienists help promote oral health for pregnant women and children enrolled in Head Start and children enrolled in child care. The handout explains the rationale for and purpose of the project and discusses the role of the DHL. Information on how to contact the DHL in each state is included.

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

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Head Start, Health promotion, Oral health, Pregnant women, Young children

University of Maryland School of Public Health's Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. 2019. Brushing toddlers' teeth. College Park, MD: University of Maryland School of Public Health Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, 1 video (2:18 minutes).

Annotation: This video focuses on the importance of brushing toddlers’ teeth. The video shows a health professional demonstrating to a mother techniques for brushing toddlers’ teeth. Different positions for brushing are demonstrated, and guidance for how often to brush and how much fluoridated toothpaste to use are discussed. What to do if a child cries during brushing is also addressed.

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: https://sph.umd.edu/center/hchl Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Fluoride, Oral health, Videotapes, Young children

Texas Department of State Health Services. 2019. Baby steps for tiny teeth. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1 video (6:37 minutes).

Annotation: This video shows a conversation between a new mother and her friend. Topics include the importance of not cleaning an infant’s pacifier with saliva, not putting a child to sleep with a bottle, and not giving infants juice. The video provides a dentist’s perspective on why it is important for infants to visit the dentist. It shows the dentist examining an infant while explaining each step of the process. Tips on how to check an infant’s mouth for tooth decay and how to clean an infant’s gums and teeth are provided. The video is available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, Telephone: (512) 458-7111 Secondary Telephone: (512) 458-7708 Fax: (512) 458-7750 Web Site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Spanish language materials, Videos

University of California, Los Angeles, Behavioral Economics for Oral Health Innovation Project. 2018. Take care of your child's baby teeth. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles, Behavioral Economics for Oral Health Innovation Project, 1 video (3:36 min.). (BEECON anticipatory guidance video)

Annotation: This video for parents explains why primary teeth are important for children. Tips for soothing infants who are teething, promoting healthy primary teeth, and taking infants and young children to the dentist are provided. The video demonstrates how to brush an infant’s or child’s teeth and the appropriate amount of fluoride toothpaste. Also discussed are problems in the mouth that need immediate attention from a dentist. In addition, the video explains what kind of foods and drinks are best for infants’ and children’s oral health and overall health.

Contact: University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, 10833 Le Conte Avnenue, Box 951668, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668, Web Site: http://dentistry.ucla.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Spanish language materials, Teething, Videos

Hebert C. 2018. The importance of baby teeth. no place: no publisher, 2.06 minutes.

Annotation: This video for parents focuses on oral health for infants and young children. Topics include the importance of taking care of primary teeth and ways to prevent tooth decay in infants and young children, including brushing teeth with the right amount of fluoridated toothpaste and establishing good oral hygiene routines at an early age. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecting Smiles, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2100 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29201, Web Site: https://connectingsmilessc.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Fluoride, Infant health, Oral health, Toothbrushing, Videotapes, Young children

Hebert C. 2018. Oral health before during and after pregnancy. no place: no publisher, 2.17 minutes.

Annotation: This video for pregnant women focuses on maintaining good oral health before, during, and after pregnancy. Topics include the importance of pregnant women understanding the value of maintaining their oral health, changes during pregnancy that can affect a women’s oral health, how a woman’s oral health can affect the oral health of her unborn child, and the safety and importance of getting oral health care during pregnancy. Tips on how to prepare for dental visits during pregnancy, as well as information about nutrition during pregnancy and what to do for women who experience nausea, are also provided. The video is available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecting Smiles, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2100 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29201, Web Site: https://connectingsmilessc.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Infant health, Nutrition, Oral health, Videotapes, Young children

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2018. Special care: Oral health educational resources. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of handouts provides information for oral health professionals to use and to share with families with children with special health care needs to foster good oral hygiene practices. Oral health professionals can also use the handouts to improve their office set-up and services and assess families’ satisfaction with services. Some handout topics include a dental office considerations checklist, a family satisfaction questionnaire, different positions for toothbrushing, and focusing on the basics (oral hygiene, oral health, and special problems).

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: Children with special health care needs, Consumer education materials, Families, Oral health, Oral hygiene

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2017. Keeping your mouth healthy is important for your baby to have a healthy mouth. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 3 items.

Annotation: These resources for pregnant women focus on the importance of a healthy mouth both before and during pregnancy. Contents include a sharable image, an infographic, and a video. The 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: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Multimedia, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

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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.