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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2016]. Oral health and pregnancy. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 1 p. (Oral health in Massachusetts; A fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about oral health during pregnancy. It discusses oral health issues that are common during pregnancy and the possible consequences of periodontal disease during pregnancy. It also provides tips for how women can keep their mouths healthy before and during pregnancy and on how parents can keep their infant’s or toddler’s teeth healthy. Information about relevant programs in Massachusetts is included.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant health, Massachusetts, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Periodontitis, Pregnancy, State programs

Eidson S. 2016. What new mothers should know. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Prenatal Oral Health Program, 2 items.

Annotation: This video provides information about what pregnant women or women considering becoming pregnant need to know about oral health during pregnancy. The video explains the potential ramifications of oral infections and periodontal disease during pregnancy. It also discusses factors, such as oral hygiene and feeding practices, that can affect the bacteria in an infant’s or child’s mouth and thus the infant’s or child’s oral health. Also discussed are oral conditions that disproportionately affect pregnant women and the importance and safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy. The video is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Prenatal Oral Health Program, Chapel Hill, NC Web Site: http://www.prenataloralhealth.org

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental Caries, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Infant health, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Videotapes

American Academy of Periodontology. 2015. Gum disease in children. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Periodontology, 1 v.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about gum disease in children and adolescents. Topics include types of gum disease in children including chronic gingivitis, aggressive periodontitis, and generalized aggressive periodontitis. Additional topics include signs of periodontal disease such as bleeding, puffiness, recession, and bad breath; and the importance of developing good oral hygiene habits early, serving as a role model, scheduling regular dental visits, and looking for signs of periodontal disease in children's mouths.

Contact: American Academy of Periodontology, 737 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60611-6660, Telephone: (312) 787-5518 Fax: (312) 787-3670 Web Site: https://www.perio.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Periodontal diseases

March of Dimes. 2014. Your pregnant body: Gum and teeth change. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource discusses changes to gums and teeth that may occur during pregnancy and what women can do to keep their gums and teeth healthy. Topics include inflamed and infected gums and salivary changes. The resource conveys the importance of keeping teeth and gums clean, being gentle with teeth and gums, cutting down on sweets, getting regular oral health care, not delaying dental treatment until after delivery, and when to schedule a dental appointment.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer health education, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Gingivitis, Nutrition, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnant women

American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations. 2014. Proceedings of the November 18–20, 2013 Prevention Summit: Advancing America's Oral Health. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes proceedings of a summit held on November 18–20, 2013, in Chicago, IL, to develop a national framework for action on preventing oral disease. Contents include an overview of summit outcomes and activities by day, planning group members, purpose, objectives, and sponsors. Topics include the financing and economics of oral health; oral health conditions including oral cancer, periodontal disease, facial injuries, and dental caries; prevention strategies; stakeholder group perspectives; and integrated approach. Materials provided at the summit are also available.

Contact: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Community action, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Injuries, Oral cancer, Oral health, Participation, Periodontal diseases, Planning, Service integration, Sustainability

Isman B, Newton RN. 2013. Oral conditions in children with special needs: A guide for health care providers. [Los Angeles, CA]: California Connections Project, 2 pp.

Annotation: This guide for health professionals describes oral conditions, including abnormalities in oral development, oral trauma, bruxism, oral infections, and gingival overgrowth, that can occur in children with special health care needs. The guide provides definitions for various conditions and infections, describes treatment methods, and discusses when to refer a child to an oral health professional. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-2190, Telephone: (866) 232-4528 E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov Web Site: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov Available at no charge (limit 50 copies); also available from the website. Document Number: OP-70.

Keywords: Children, Children with special health care needs, Dental caries, Infections, Malocclusions, Oral health, Periodontal diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2011. Oral health program strategic plan 2011–2014. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines an updated strategic plan for improving the nation’s oral health over the next 3 to 5 years. Five public health priorities and eight goals address core/essential functions and key subject areas. These areas include dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral and pharyngeal cancers, infection control, public oral health infrastructure, elimination of health disparities, health policy and translation/dissemination of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) products, and organizational capacity and function. The document also outlines the CDC’s vision, mission, roles, and core functions as well as priorities in public oral health.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 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/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Infection control, Oral cancer, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Public health dentistry, Strategic planning

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Women's Health and National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2009. Oral health and women. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 podcast (5 min., 2 sec.)

Annotation: This podcast focuses on the importance of maintaining good oral health for all women, especially women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. The content is presented in a question and answer format. Topics include why pregnant women are at particular risk for oral health problems, what can happen if a women gets periodontal disease, how common periodontal disease is in pregnant women, what women should do to prevent having problems with their teeth and gums, myths about oral health and pregnancy, and what's being done to help educate pregnant women and health professionals about oral health.

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: Consumer education, Dental care, Disease prevention, Health education, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Periodontal diseases, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Preventive health services, Resources for professionals, Women's health

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section. [2007]. Pregnant? Don't forget to take good care of your teeth!. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet for pregnant women presents information about common oral health problems during pregnancy and steps that women can take to prevent problems or reduce discomfort. Topics include gum disease, oral hygiene, possible impact on the health of the fetus, and oral health care.

Contact: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, TN 37243, Telephone: (615) 741-3111 E-mail: tn.health@tn.us Web Site: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Fetus, Gingivitis, Health promotion, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnancy, Pregnant women

Brown A, Zimmerman B. 2007. Research to policy and practice forum: Periodontal health and birth outcomes—Summary of a meeting of maternal, child, and oral health experts. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report explores the oral health requirements of pregnant women as a promising strategy for improving maternal and infant health. The report summarizes presentations of commissioned background papers and other topics, as well as workgroup discussions from a forum convened by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau, held on December 11-12, 2006, in Washington, DC. The forum was planned in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; HRSA's Office of Women's Health; the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and Office of Research on Women's Health; and the Office of the Surgeon General. Contents include an overview and purpose; a summary of presentations; and a discussion of future directions for policy, programming, and research. [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: Conferences, MCH research, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnant women, Research reviews, Women's health

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. [2006]. Protecting the health of your unborn baby: Tooth and gum care during pregnancy. [Boise, ID]: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information for pregnant women on the importance of oral health and oral health care during pregnancy. Topics include oral hygiene, oral health care, and the prevention of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Educational materials, Gingivitis, Health education, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Women's health promotion

Henderson N. 2006. Sonrisa: A guide to dental health for Hispanic Americans. Potomac, MD: Conrad and Associates; Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 43 pp.

Annotation: This guidebook, targeted to Hispanic American families, answers questions about dental caries, gum disease, and other oral health problems; oral health for children; and how to find affordable oral health care. Additional topics include oral health treatment options, how oral health affects overall health, and Hispanic Americans in dentistry. Checklists are provided with questions to ask the dentist and for tracking family dental appointments. Resources for additional information are also included. Content is presented in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Hispanic Dental Association, 3910 South IH-35, Suite 245, Austin, TX 78704, Telephone: (512) 904-0252 Web Site: http://www.hdassoc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Educational materials, Health insurance, Health promotion, Hispanic Americans, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Spanish language materials

PennWell. 2006. [Template of letters for dentist-physician communication]. Tulsa, OK: PennWell, 2 items.

Annotation: These sample letters are intended for use by oral health professionals in communicating with medical professionals about a mutual client. One letter communicates information about a client who has been diagnosed with periodontal disease and who is contemplating becoming pregnant; this client may benefit from preconception counseling related to the importance of oral health before and during pregnancy. The other letter communicates information about a client who is pregnant and who has been diagnosed with periodontal disease. The letter alerts the medical professional to the potential increased risk for an adverse pregnancy outcome as a result of elevated systemic mediators of inflammation from the client's periodontal condition. A bibliography of published articles accompanies each letter. These materials, along with a two-page handout titled Helping Patients Understand the Importance of Oral Health Before and During Pregnancy, were developed as implementation tools to accompany the November 2006 issue of Grand Rounds in Oral- Systemic Medicine. The issue focuses on periodontal disease in women of childbearing age.

Contact: PennWell, 1421 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74112, Telephone: (800) 331-4463 Secondary Telephone: (918) 835-3161 E-mail: Headquarters@PennWell.com Web Site: http://www.pennwell.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentists, Forms, Oral health, Patient care, Periodontal diseases, Physicians, Pregnant women, Prenatal care

Edelstein BL, VanLandeghem K. 2006. Public and private-sector efforts to improve the oral health of pregnant women: Policies, programs, and practices (Final draft). No place: No publisher, 28 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes a sampling of policies, programs, and practices in the public and private sectors that typify how some agencies have built upon the putative relationship between periodontal disease during pregnancy and unfavorable birth outcomes. This review provides information on how academics, insurers, state governments, policy organizations, professional societies, practitioners, and others have featured this oral-systemic connection in their efforts to address the oral health of pregnant women. This paper was commissioned for the "Research to Policy and Practice: Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes" forum held on December 11-12, 2006, in Washington, DC.

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: MCH research, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnancy complications, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2006. Research to policy and practice forum: Periodontal health and birth outcomes. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This binder contains participant materials for a conference held on December 11-12, 2006, in Washington, DC, to review research on periodontal disease and its possible effects on pregnant women and on birth outcomes. Topics include reviews of policies, programs, and practices addressing the oral health needs of pregnant women; evidence-based research; findings from federally funded clinical research; and public- and private-sector efforts to improve the oral health of pregnant women. Contents include the meeting agenda, a participant list and presenter and facilitator biographies, printed PowerPoint presentation slides, and background papers. A CD-ROM is included that contains copies of the background papers, handouts, and presentations. A meeting evaluation form is also 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: Conferences, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Periodontal diseases, Pregnant women, Research reviews, Women's health

Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Community and Family Health. 2006. Minnesota oral health data book: Children and youth. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Community and Family Health, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the status of the oral health of Minnesota's children and youth and the care-delivery systems available to them. Contents include descriptions of factors influencing or affected by dental caries; periodontal diseases; and a lack of access to oral health care, including socioeconomic factors or work force issues. References are provided at the conclusion of the report, along with additional resources and Web sites. Statistical data are presented in charts and graphs throughout the report.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Community and Family Health, MN Telephone: (651) 201-3589 E-mail: health.cfhcommunications@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/cfh Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Children, Dental caries, Health services delivery, Minnesota, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data, periodontal diseases

Kulkarni MP. 2005. Fact sheet: Medicaid coverage of orthodontia for children. [Washington, DC]: National Health Law Program, 12 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet outlines the funding provisions in Medicaid, particularly the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program, that entitles children to oral examinations, as well as diagnosis and treatment of oral health conditions such as dental caries, periodontal disease, and malocclusion. Topics include malocclusion and orthodontia, screening tools to authorize Medicaid coverage of orthodontia, case law support for Medicaid coverage, and advocacy tips. Extensive notes and references are provided throughout the fact sheet. Additional resources for advocates are also included.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Children, Dental insurance, EPSDT, Health care financing, Legal precedence, Medicaid, Oral health, Orthodontics, Periodontal diseases

Edelstein B. 2005. Opening the mouth: Continuing MCH education in oral health. New York, NY: Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery,

Annotation: This training program provides non-oral health professionals with an introduction to oral health and tooth decay in infants and toddlers. The program discusses the prevalence of tooth decay among children, tooth decay as a chronic disease, unmet oral health care needs among children, and the consequences of these unmet needs. Other topics include an overview of oral health in America, tooth decay, and periodontal disease and its consequences. Topics are reviewed in developmental time periods (from conception to birth and early childhood). Additional information about treatment options, action steps, recommendations for states, and other sources of program support are included, along with a list of references. The materials are presented in HTML and videotape formats. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, Telephone: (212) 305-6100 Web Site: http://dental.columbia.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Disease prevention, Distance education, Early childhood caries, Infants, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Professional training, Training materials, Young children

Manitoba Collaborative Project for the Prevention of Early Childhood Tooth Decay, Healthy Smile Happy Child Pilot Project. [2004]. Healthy baby teeth start here!. Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada: Winnepeg Regional Health Authority, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for pregnant women, parents, and other caregivers provides information about oral health during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Information about gum infection during pregnancy and tips for preventing gum disease is provided. The importance of a healthy diet that includes plenty of calcium and Vitamin D is also addressed. Oral hygiene and healthy feeding practices for infants and young children are also included, as well as information about the relationship between oral behaviors and dental caries. The brochure is available in English, Cree, and French.

Contact: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, 1800-155 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 4YI, Telephone: (204) 926-7000 Fax: (204) 926-7007 Web Site: http://www.wrha.mb.ca Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Diet, Disease prevention, Gingivitis, Infants, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnancy, Pregnant women

American Academy of Periodontology, Task Force on Periodontal Treatment of Pregnant Women. 2004. American Academy of Periodontology statement regarding periodontal management of the pregnant patient. Journal of Periodontology 75(3):495, 1 p. (Academy report)

Annotation: This statement presents recommendations for periodontal examinations of women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. The statement includes information on research findings, preventive oral health care and services, and diagnosis and treatment considerations for pregnant women.

Contact: American Academy of Periodontology, 737 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60611-6660, Telephone: (312) 787-5518 Fax: (312) 787-3670 Web Site: https://www.perio.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Guidelines, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnant women, Professional training, Screening

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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.