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Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2016. [Public health dental clinics] manual of operations. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This reference manual provides information about operating a dental public health program in Virginia. Topics include patient care, community program operations, dental sealant program operations, professional development, and resources. Contents include agreements, guidelines, plans, procedures, protocols, standards, surveys, trainings, and videos. Some resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Dental clinics, Manuals, Oral health, Program descriptions, Protocols, Public health dentistry, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Virginia

American Dental Association. [2014]. Action for Dental Health: Dentists making a difference. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines key initiatives aimed at preventing oral disease and reducing the proportion of children and adults with untreated oral disease. Contents include an overview of each initiative and related goals. Topics include preventing oral disease, providing oral health education and care, and strengthening and expanding the public/private oral health safety net.

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: Access to health care, Collaboration, Community coordination, Dentistry, Financing, Goals, Health care utilization, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Outreach, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, Sustainability, Work force

American Association of Public Health Dentistry and American Board of Dental Public Health. 2014. Competency statements for dental public health: Preamble (rev.). Portland, OR: American Association of Public Health Dentistry; Gainesville, FL: American Board of Dental Public Health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document describes competencies for dental public health and the performance indicators by which they can be measured. Contents include background on the development of the competencies, definitions,and what a specialist in dental public health will do. Topics include planning oral health programs for populations; selecting interventions and strategies for the prevention and control of oral diseases and promotion of oral health; developing resources and implementing and managing oral health programs for populations; incorporating ethical standards in oral health programs and activities; evaluating and monitoring dental care delivery systems; designing and understanding the use of surveillance systems to monitor oral health; communicating and collaborating with groups and individuals on oral health issues; advocating for, implementing, and evaluating public health policy, legislation, and regulations to protect and promote the public's oral health; critiquing and synthesizing scientific literature; and designing and conducting population-based studies to answer oral and public health questions.

Contact: American Association of Public Health Dentistry, P.O. Box 7317, Springfield, IL 62791-7317, Telephone: (217) 529-6941 Fax: (217) 529-9120 E-mail: info@aaphd.org Web Site: http://www.aaphd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Administration, Advocacy, Collaboration, Communication skills, Competence, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Dental education, Dentistry, Ethics, Health promotion, Oral health, Population surveillance, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public health dentists, Research, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, American Dental Association. 2013. Opportunities for collaboration between state oral health programs and state dental associations to improve oral health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 p.

Annotation: This document is designed to help states improve collaboration between state oral health programs (SOHPs) and state dental associations (SDAs). Contents include a description of SOHPs and SDAs and examples of how they can work together to address oral health needs, particularly among groups with significant oral health disparities.

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: Collaboration, Dentistry, Oral health, Professional associations, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, State programs

Holt K, Barzel R, Bertness J, Lowe B, Kolo S. 2012–. Leadership and legacy: Oral health milestones in maternal and child health. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center,

Annotation: This timeline presents significant events (milestones) in the United States that have had an impact on the oral health and, ultimately, the overall health and well-being of children, adolescents, women, and families. The milestones are organized by year (from 1840 to the present) and can be viewed using the index page or by selecting a specific year. Contents include background information for each event, its impact, and sources. A companion document highlighting key milestones is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Children, History, Infant, Infant health, Information sources, MCH programs, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Public health dentistry, Women's health

American Dental Association. 2012. Module: Dental public health. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 14 pp.

Annotation: This module describes dental public health (DPH) and how oral health stakeholders such as local and state dental associations, academia, non-oral-health professionals, foundations, and advocacy organizations enhance the infrastructure that supports it. Topics include the role that DPH plays within dentistry, the role that the private practice dentist plays within the DPH infrastructure and delivery-of-care systems, and core functions and accomplishments of public health and how they align with the American Dental Association's strategic plan.

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: Barriers, Competence, Dentistry, Health care delivery, Learning, Oral health, Public health dentists, Public health infrastructure, Role, Work force

Hayes S, Edwards E. 2011. Standards of practice for dental public health (12th ed.). Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 212 pp.

Annotation: This reference manual contains policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards for public oral health practice in Tennessee. Contents include information for public health dental clinics, dental clinical public health forms, a quality-assurance review instrument, protocols for the management of medical emergencies, infection-control policies and procedures, additional recommendations and guidelines, and American Dental Association statements.

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: Dental clinics, Manuals, Oral health, Program descriptions, Protocols, Public health dentistry, Quality assurance, State programs, Tennessee

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

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 2011. The oral health information tutorial. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,

Annotation: This tutorial, which consists of four modules, focuses on improving access to and awareness of reliable information resources, as well as integrating the best evidence from these resources into public oral health practice and educational activities. The first module defines public health dentistry and identifies resources that help professionals stay informed about developments in public health dentistry. Module 2 focuses on learning how to find evidence-based scientific literature and apply it to the practice of public health dentistry. The third module outlines statistics and data related to the field. Patient and consumer information resources are discussed in the final module.

Contact: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, Telephone: (210) 567-7000 Web Site: http://www.uthscsa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Professional training, Public health dentistry, Resources for professionals

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2011. Diagnostic codes. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet outlines health center oral health programs’ use of diagnostic codes and the benefits of and barriers to using them and discusses whether safety-net oral health programs would benefit from using the codes. Next steps in promoting evidence-based dentistry are also discussed.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinic administration, Health care delivery, Medical records, Oral health, Public health dentistry

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2011. Strategic plan for July 2011 to June 2012. [Raliegh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 14 pp.

Annotation: This document provides oral health information as part of the overall 2011–2012 strategic plan for improving the health of North Carolina citizens. Topics include eliminating disparities in oral health by using best practices to reduce oral diseases through prevention, education, and health promotion services; monitoring the public’s oral health; and promoting access to oral health care. Additional information is provided on community-based work force coverage, program goals and strategies, action steps and data and evaluation, and outcomes and measures of progress.

Contact: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Goals, North Carolina, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Program descriptions, Public health dentistry, State programs, Strategic plans

Connecticut Oral Health Initiative. 2009. 2007–2012 oral health improvement plan for Connecticut strategies and objectives (rev. ed.). Hartford, CT: Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a plan to improve the oral health of Connecticut residents and lists specific outcomes in four goal areas: (1) to increase the integration of oral health promotion into all aspects of public health, (2) to ensure that there is an adequate work force to meet the needs of Connecticut residents, (3) to build a strong and sustainable oral health infrastructure, and (4) to advance best practices for oral health. Members of the Connecticut Coalition for an Oral Health Plan are listed, along with sponsors and contact information.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-7382 Fax: (860) 509-7853 E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601 Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Advocacy, Children, Coalitions, Connecticut, Model programs, Oral health, Public health dentistry, Public health education, Public health infrastructure, State initiatives, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Work force

Idaho Oral Health Alliance. [2008]. Idaho oral health plan 2008-2013. [Boise, ID]: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines Idaho's oral health plan for 2008-2013. It provides statistical information for the state and a listing of five goals and performance measures and desired outcomes. The five goals include: (1) educate legislators to establish oral health as a funded statewide priority; (2) integrate oral health into primary medical care, e.g. prenatal care, well-baby care; (3) provide effective consumer education; (4) increase oral health literacy; and (5) increase knowledge about the importance of oral health in relationship of overall health. Three additional goals are focused on improving service delivery: (1) increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for dental care and preventive services; (2) improve preventive services; and (3) expand the dental workforce.

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: Children, Dental care, Health literacy, Health services delivery, Idaho, Oral health, Program improvement, Public health dentistry, State initiatives, Strategic plans, Work force

[Flieger J]. [2007]. The [Arizona] State Oral Health Collaborative Systems Grant. [Phoenix, AZ: Office of Oral Health], Arizona Department of Health Services, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the activities of an Arizona program to expand the dental public health capacity in several local communities by providing personnel and training to implement strategic plans and oral health improvement plans. Report contents include a description of the purpose of the project, a narrative outlining three objectives, and a review of the overall impact of the project. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Children, Final reports, Oral health, Public health dentistry, State initiatives, Training, Work force

Dye BA, Tan S, Smith V, Lewis BG, Barker LK, Thornton-Evans G, Eke P, Beltran-Augilar ED, Horowitz AM, Li C. 2007. Trends in oral health status: United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 92 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 11, Data on health resources utilization; no. 248)

Annotation: This preliminary report presents national estimates and trends for oral health status measures for individuals ages 2 and over by sociodemographic status. Data were drawn from the National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES). Measures include dental caries, dental sealants, incisal trauma, periodontal health, dental visits, perception of oral health status, tooth retention, and edentulism. Estimates for monitoring progress toward the Healthy People 2010 oral health objectives using NHANES source data are also presented.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: DHHS (PHS) 2007-1698.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Federal initiatives, Injuries, National surveys, Office visits, Oral health, Periodontitis, Public health dentistry, Statistical data

Sage KL. 2007. Expanding Maryland's dental public health infrastructure: FY2008–2013. [Baltimore, MD]: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 14 pp.

Annotation: This paper outlines a statewide plan to expand Maryland's dental public health infrastructure to provide access to oral health care for underserved populations in the state. It discusses establishing 11 dental clinics in local health departments, as well as improving the 13 existing clinics that do not meet minimum standards; properly staffing each facility by examining salary ranges and caps, as well as loan repayment benefits for new professionals; and revising state needs in the Office of Oral Health Dentist.

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: Children, Maryland, Oral health, Public health dentistry, State initiatives, Strategic plans

American Association for Community Dental Programs. 2006. A model framework for community oral health programs: Based upon the ten essential public health services. Cincinnati, OH: American Association for Community Dental Programs, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to public health agency leaders and policymakers in developing oral health programs and services and provides a context in which to consider the relationship of oral health activities to public health responsibilities and desired outcomes. Oral health specific topics are discussed as they relate to the Ten Essential Public Health Services developed by the Work Group of the Core Public Health Functions Steering Committee. Topics include monitoring health status of the community; diagnosing and investigating health problems and hazards; developing policies and plans; enforcing laws and regulations; linking people to needed health services; assuring a competent health workforce; assessing the effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of health services; and continuing research. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Association for Community Dental Programs, , , 635 West Seventh Street, Suite 309, Cincinnati, OH 45203, Telephone: (513) 621-0248 Fax: (513) 621-0288 E-mail: info@aacdp.org Web Site: http://www.aacdp.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Health planning, Health promotion, Health services delivery, Oral health, Program development, Public health dentistry, Service delivery systems

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2004. Enhancing the Dental Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure: February 26–27, 2004. Jefferson City, MO: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 24 items.

Annotation: This report summarizes the meeting held on February 26–27, 2004, in Washington, DC, to increase awareness and knowledge of dental public health workforce issues and to develop a draft national action plan to increase capacity to recruit and retain a diverse and competent dental public health workforce. Report contents include an executive summary; a list of presenters, facilitators, and partner organization staff; a participant list; a glossary; an outline of the workshop's goals, objectives, and anticipated outcomes; the program agenda; a background paper; and summaries of responses to the organizational self-assessment completed by invited organizations. Additional workshop materials are available online.

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: Health care delivery, Health care personnel, Oral health, Provider participation, Public health dentistry, Public health dentists, Public health infrastructure, Strategic plans, Work force

Tomar SL. 2004. Assessment of the dental public health infrastructure in the United States. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida College of Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, 71 pp.

Annotation: The study described in this report assesses the adequacy of the dental public health infrastructure in the United States. The report covers a number of topics, including the dental workforce, administrative presence within health departments, financial resources to implement programs, and legal authority. The report provides baseline data for new initiatives to address these topics, with an emphasis on state-level infrastructure. Report sections include government, education, workforce, regulatory issues, and discussion. Recommendations and conclusions are included.

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: Children, Dental care, Dental schools, Health care financing, Oral health, Personnel, Professional education, Public health dentistry, Public health infrastructure, State surveys, Trends

South Carolina Oral Health Advisory Council. 2004. Oral health: A state plan for South Carolina 2004-2009. [Columbia, SC]: Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina Oral Health Advisory Council, 52 pp.

Annotation: This plan describes the burden of oral disease in South Carolina, the collaborative process used to develop a comprehensive action plan, a vision statement with an action plan, and methods to evaluate plan outcomes. The plan describes five priorities: (1) policy and advocacy, (2) prevention and education, (3) public oral health infrastructure, (4) oral health workforce development, and (5) access to oral health. The description of each priority includes strategies and action steps. Four appendices include findings and action steps from Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, a South Carolina oral health needs assessment, a list of advisory council members, and a list of coalition members.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Collaboration, Oral health, Program descriptions, Public health dentistry, South Carolina, State programs, Strategic plans

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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.