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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2016]. Public health dental hygienist. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp. (Oral health in Massachusetts; A fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about public health dental hygienists in Massachusetts. It discusses the public health issue that resulted in the creation of this new category of oral health professional, explains what public health dental hygienists are and where they may work, and lists what is required of them. The fact sheet also describes the written information sheet that they give patients at the conclusion of a visit and discusses public health dental hygienists’ responsibilities related to referrals and reporting.

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: Dental hygienists, Massachusetts, Oral health, Public health, State initiatives

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2016. National Dental Hygiene Month. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, annual.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to help dental hygienists and others promote awareness of oral health as part of the annual observance of National Dental Hygiene Month (October). Contents include information on topics such as toothbrushing, flossing, rinsing, chewing gum, and community service. Public relations materials; posters; and a series of fact sheets on oral health in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults are also available. Some materials are available in both English and Spanish.

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: Adolescent health, Adult health, Child health, Dental hygienists, Educational materials, Health promotion, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2014. Opportunities for collaboration between state oral health programs and state dental hygienists' associations to improve oral health. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 p.

Annotation: This document describes how state oral health programs and state dental hygienists' associations can work together to address oral health needs and reduce oral health disparities in the United States. Sample topics include partnering to increase access to preventive care by delivering school-based dental sealant programs and promoting prevention strategies in communities.

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: Access to health care, Advocacy, Collaboration, Dental hygienists, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Health services delivery, Oral health, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, State programs, Work force

Levy D. 2013. Maryland public health dental hygiene act: Impact study. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 55 pp.

Annotation: This report evaluates the Maryland Public Health Dental Hygiene Act of 2008 permitting public health dental hygienists to provide any procedure allowed under the scope of practice for dental hygienists in public health settings without an examination by a dentist and without having a dentist on site. Topics include changes in scope of work, extent to which more children are receiving preventive services, extent to which more people are able to access and receive oral health care; what factors have facilitated or created barriers to implementing the act, and what written internal policies have been created related to the act.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Maryland, Access to health care, Barriers, Oral health, Public health dental hygienists, State initiatives, Work force

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 2011. Public health dental hygienist toolkit. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit for registered dental hygienists in Massachusetts contains information and resources about providing preventive oral health services in public health settings. Contents include a series of presentations on a variety of topics related to developing a public health dental hygiene practice; resources to assist in maintaining safe, efficient, and effective infection control for preventive services in a variety of public health settings; recommendations for dental sealants and sealant programs and other sealant program resources; and information about reimbursement for services administered in a public health setting by Medicaid. [The information contained in this toolkit is based on current literature in the year 2010, and should be used as a resource only.]

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: Dental sealants, Infection control, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public health dental hygienists, Resources for professionals, State initiatives, Training

Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association; Virginia Head Start Association; Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2010. Adopt a Head Start. [no place]: Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are part of an initiative to encourage dental hygienists to provide education and act as advocates for children, staff, and families in Head Start in Virginia. Contents include the initiative's goals, guidelines, and strategic plan; duties of the Head Start liaison; a tracking form; sample oral health curricula and lesson plans; and additional resources. A toolkit is also available.

Contact: Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association, Telephone: (888) RDH-VDHA E-mail: president@vdha.net Web Site: http://vdha.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental hygienists, Families, Head Start, Oral health, Preventive health services, Professional societies, Provider participation, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Virginia, Young children

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2009. Ask. Advise. Refer.. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials, which are geared toward dental hygienists, are for the American Dental Hygienists' Association's national Smoking Cessation Initiative, Ask Advise Refer, which is designed to promote cessation intervention by dental hygienists. Materials and information include a cessation toolkit, consumer resources, information about continuing education, and related links. Selected contents include protocols; templates for producing stickers; and intervention and follow-up cards, presentations, a fact sheet on tobacco quitlines, and posters.

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 hygienists, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Smoking cessation

Gehshan S, Takach M, Hanlon C, Cantrell C. 2009. Help wanted: A policy maker's guide to new dental providers. Philadelphia, PA: Pew Charitable Trusts, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a literature review and interviews with experts about three proposals for new oral health professional types: dental therapists, community oral health coordinators, and advanced dental hygiene practitioners. Topics include research needed to develop a new oral health professional type, options for new oral health professionals, implementation steps for developing new provider models, and tools for work force development. An issue brief is also available.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Dentists, Oral health, Public health dentists, Work force

Oral Health Kansas. 2006. Extended care permit toolkit: Community-based dental hygiene services. Topeka, KS: Oral Health Kansas,

Annotation: This toolkit is designed as a guide for dental hygienists, dentists, and participating organizations in establishing dental hygiene services at Kansas Extended Care Permit sites and in community settings in other states. Contents are divided into the following sections: law and requirements; getting started; financial management; sponsoring dentists; and extended care permit sites (Head Start, school-based programs, local health departments, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, long-term care). Sample written agreements are included.

Contact: Oral Health Kansas, 800 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1120, Topeka, KS 66612, Telephone: (785) 235-6039 Fax: (785) 235-5064 E-mail: info@oralhealthkansas.org Web Site: http://www.oralhealthkansas.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community based services, Fiscal management, Health services delivery, Kansas, Legislation, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public health dental hygienists

Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2004–2015. Public health supervision service reports. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, annual.

Annotation: This series reports on services provided by dental assistants and dental hygienists working with dentists under a collaborative public health supervision agreement in Iowa. Data include the number of assistants and dentists with an agreement in place and the number of hygienists and dentists with an agreement in place. The type and number of services provided, the number of clients served (by service type and by client age), and the number of referrals for routine vs. urgent care are also included.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Dental assistants, Dentists, Iowa, Oral health, Public health dental hygienists, Public health services, State programs, Statistical data, Supervision

Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2003–. Public health supervision of dental hygienists. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, 3 items.

Annotation: These resources are used to document a collaborative agreement between a dentist and a dental hygienist to allow the hygienist to provide services to individuals in public health settings before being examined by a dentist. Contents include an agreement template, a sample checklist, and annual reporting requirements.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Forms, Iowa, Oral health, Public health dental hygienists, Public health services, State programs, Supervision

U.S. Indian Health Service. 2003. Caries diagnosis, risk assessment, and management: A practical guide. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 6 v.; 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This continuing education course is designed to help dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants in the Indian Health Service work with individuals and communities to improve the oral health status of American Indian/Alaska Native populations. The overall goal is to provide a framework for decision-making to determine an individual's risk of tooth decay and appropriate preventive and treatment strategies. The course comprises six modules. Selected topics include (1) dental caries risk assessment and Indian Health Service risk categories; (2) factors that place some individuals at greater risk of developing dental caries; and (3) issues that influence thorough caries diagnosis, documentation, prioritized treatment planning, and appropriate recall interval.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website. Document Number: DE0019.

Keywords: Alaska natives, American Indians, Continuing education, Dental caries, Dental education, Distance education, Educational materials, Oral health, Patient care management, Public health dental hygienists, Public health dentistry, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment

   

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.