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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 2019. The oral health of Missouri's third grade children compared to the general U.S. populaiton. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 5 pp. (Data brief)

Annotation: This brief provides information from a statewide oral health survey of students in third grade attending Missouri’s public schools conducted to assess the oral health status of students in third grade in Missouri compared with their counterparts nationwide. Topics include prevalence of decay experience and untreated decay, prevalence of dental sealants, oral health disparities, and data sources and methods.

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: Missouri, State surveys, Oral health, School age children, Statistical data

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program. 2018. Idaho 2017 Smile Survey report. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings on the oral health of children in third grade in Idaho. Topics include active tooth decay, caries experience, restorative dental service needs, fluorosis, and oral health service history. Statistical information is presented in charts throughout the document. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Idaho, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data

Calanan R, Elzinga-Marshall G, Gry D, Payne E, Mauritson K. 2018. Tooth be told: Colorado's basic screening survey—Children's oral health screening: 2016-17. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmenty, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data from a survey of students in kindergarten and third grade in Colorado that included an oral health screening conducted during the 2016–2017 school year. The report provides an introduction to the survey and a summary of main findings; a description of the methodology; and results categorized by caries experience, untreated decay, treatment urgency, and sealants. Trends in oral health outcomes and in oral health disparities by race/ethnicity and school-level socioeconomic status are presented.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us Web Site: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Ethnic factors, Oral health, Racial factors, School age children, Socioeconomic factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Pudelski S. 2017, 2018. Cutting Medicaid: A prescription to hurt the neediest kids. Alexandria, VA: AASA, The School Superintendents' Association, 11 pp. (addendum 4 pp.).

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of school leaders about how service delivery and student health would be impacted by a decline in Medicaid reimbursement. The report outlines the survey questions and findings, highlights how students with disabilities and students with low incomes will be impacted by a per-capita cap or Medicaid block grant, describes how communities will be economically affected by a per-capita cap or Medicaid block grant for school districts, details the potential of districts to lose critical mental health supports for students that are reimbursable by Medicaid, and notes how district efforts to expand Medicaid coverage to students and their families will be undermined by a block grant or per-capita cap.

Contact: AASA, The School Superintendents' Association, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 578-0700 Fax: (703)-841-1543 E-mail: info@aasa.org Web Site: http://www.aasa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Block grants, Child health, Children, Financing, Low income groups, Medicaid, National surveys, Policy development, Reimbursement, School age children, School districts, Service delivery, Special health care needs, State programs, Students

Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services. 2017. Keep Smiling Vermont: The oral health of Vermont's children: 2016-2017. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of key survey findings on the oral health of children in Vermont as well as information on the following topics: (1) the Tooth Tutor School-Linked Dental Seal- ant Program, (2) key strategies to improve oral health, and (3) survey methods. Data tables and figures are included.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data, Vermont

Manz M. 2017. Guidance on selecting a sample for a school-based oral health survey. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document provides sampling guidelines for state and territorial health agencies and other jurisdictions planning to conduct a school-based oral health survey. Topics include appropriate sampling designs, steps for and examples of the sampling process, what to do if a school refuses to participate, and information about specialized data-analysis software.

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: Oral health, Research methodology, Schools, Surveys

Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section. 2017. Smile Survey 2015–2016: A report on the oral health of Washington's children. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results from an assessment of oral health among children in Head Start and early learning programs and children in kindergarten and second and third grade in public elementary schools in Washington. Results are compared with 2010 and 2005 Smile Survey results and with Healthy People 2020 objectives and national averages. Topics include oral disease prevalence, decay experience and untreated tooth decay, dental sealants, and oral health disparities.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, Prevention and Community Health Division, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/PreventionandCommunityHealth.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Head Start, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, Screenings, State surveys, Washington, Young children

Phipps KR, Ricks, TL. 2017. The oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children aged 6-9 years: Results of the 2016-2017 IHS oral health survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 11 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This data brief focuses on the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 6–9. Using data from an ongoing oral health surveillance system the Indian Health Service established in 2010, the brief presents information on the prevalence of dental sealants, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealants in the primary teeth of this population in 2018–2019 and assesses trends since the 2010 survey was conducted. The results of the 2016–2017 survey are presented as five key findings and one overall recommendation. For each finding, statistical data are included.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Web Site: https://www.ihs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska natives, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Native Americans, Oral health, School age children, Statistical data, Surveys

South Dakota Department of Health. [2016]. Dental health matters. [Pierre, SD]: South Dakota Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic focuses on the oral health status of children and adolescents in South Dakota. Topics include untreated tooth decay in children ages 6–8 in South Dakota compared to the U.S. population and ways to prevent tooth decay, the number of high school students who have missed school because of problems with their teeth or mouths, the percentage of students in third grade who have not visited the dentist in the past 12 months, and the percentage of children who do not have dental sealants. Information about healthy behaviors and using products containing fluoride is also provided.

Contact: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-2536, Telephone: (605) 773-3361 Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301 Web Site: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, School age children, South Dakota, State surveys, Statistical data

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Services. 2016. Oklahoma oral health needs assessment 2016: Third grade children. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Services, 50 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a needs assessment for students in third grade in Oklahoma to produce statewide estimates of oral health status indicators. The needs assessment determined prevalence of dental sealants, untreated dental caries, other caries experience, missing teeth, and need for care. Report contents include information about the research design, results, and a discussion. The appendices contain a letter sent to schools and the return postcard; forms for parental consent, data collection, and results; a description of participant characteristics; and a comparison to national objectives and earlier state assessments.

Contact: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Service, 1000 Northeast 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299, Telephone: (405) 271-5502 Fax: (405) 271-5434 Web Site: https://www.ok.gov/health/Community_&_Family_Health/Dental_Health_Service/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Healthy People 2020, Needs assessment, Oklahoma, Oral health, School age children, Screening, State surveys

Chickering S, Rodgers T, Kaiser E, Kane D. 2016. School oral health survey reports. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the process and results of the open-mouth survey of students in third grade in Iowa. Topics include the prevalence of untreated tooth decay in children and the impact of untreated tooth decay on a child’s ability to eat, sleep, and learn in school; the role health insurance plays in accessing or obtaining care; and a comparison of oral health status to results from earlier surveys. Contents include survey objectives, methods, results, and a discussion of results.

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: Access to health care, Data, Dental caries, Health status, Iowa, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Trends

Hossain S, Michelson K. 2016. 2015–2016 Oral health status of Utah's children. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health screening of 2,000 students in first through fourth grades in 47 elementary schools to measure the extent of untreated tooth decay, caries experience, prevalence of dental sealants, and need for oral health care. Additional topics include dental insurance coverage, time since last dental visit, unmet needs, and disparities in care. The report also contains a comparison of Utah’s oral health status with national goals, the study methodology, information about access to care by race and ethnicity, program resources, a list of participating schools, and the parent questionnaire.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Disparities in health care, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, State surveys, Utah

Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board. 2016. Taking a bite out of school absences: Children's oral health report 2016. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, 122 pp.

Annotation: This report presents survey results on the prevalence and severity of tooth decay in students in kindergarten in public schools in Arizona. Contents include information about tooth decay and the impact of poor oral health on children, families, and society, with an emphasis on the relationship between oral health and academic achievement. Survey results are presented by domain, including prevalence of decay experience, untreated decay, pain and infection, annual dental visits, and insurance coverage. Comparisons to previous statewide surveys, benchmarks and national data, and regional and county highlights are provided. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board , 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Web Site: http://azftf.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Benchmarking, Dental caries, Health insurance, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Preventive health services, Risk factors, School readiness, State surveys, Statewide planning, Young children

Vracar C, Holicky A, Wahby J, Janga D. 2016. Oral health status of Florida's third grade children 2013–2014. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents oral health screening results for students in third grade in public elementary schools in Florida. Contents include the screening survey methodology, demographic characteristics of participating students, and key findings on to Healthy People 2020 goals, limitations, and recommendations is also included. Additional contents include consent and screening forms; a parent letter and questionnaire; and information about other indicators including toothache, last dental visit, reason for last dental visit, need for care, reason for not seeking care, health insurance, and dental insurance.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Florida, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys

Kann L, Olsen EO, McManus T, Harris WA, Shanklin SL, Flint KH, Queen B, Lowry R, Chyen D, Whittle L, Thornton J, Lim C, Yamakawa Y, Brenner N, Zaza S. 2016. Sexual identify, sex of sexual contacts, and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12: United States and selected sites, 2015. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 65(9):1–202,

Annotation: This report summarizes results for 118 health-related behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma by sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 25 state surveys, and 19 large urban school district surveys conducted among students in grades 9–12. Contents include a description of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, survey methodology, and survey results for the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students compared with nonsexual minority students. Recommendations for reducing disparities in health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students are also included.

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: Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Comparative analysis, Health behavior, Health surveys, Individual characteristics, Minority groups, National surveys, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Risk factors, Risk taking, School districts, School surveys, Sex factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual identity, Sexual partners, State surveys, Statistical data, Urban population

Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Hawaii Smiles 2015: The oral health of Hawaii's children. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings from a state- wide oral-health-screening survey of students in third grade in Hawaii. Topics include tooth decay experience, untreated tooth decay, dental seal- ants, need for urgent oral health care, oral health disparities, and community water fluoridation. The report also describes the importance of good oral health and key strategies to improve oral health, including community-based prevention programs, screening and referral services, and restorative oral health care.

Contact: Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 741-A Sunset Avenue, Room 208, Honolulu, HI 96816, Telephone: (808) 733-9022 Fax: (808) 733-9032 Web Site: http://health.hawaii.gov/mchb/home/child-wellness-programs Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Hawaii, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Referrals, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statewide planning, Water

Chickering S, Rodgers T, Kaiser E, Kane D. 2016. 2016 Iowa third grade oral health survey report. Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery System, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of a survey of 2,470 students in third grade in Iowa. It pres- ents the survey objectives, protocol, and results, including oral health status by economic status and payment sources for oral health care. It also includes a discussion of how to interpret the results.

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: Health surveys, Iowa, Oral health, School age children, State surveys, Surveillance

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health. 2016. 2014-2015 school health dental screening surveillance report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from an oral health screening survey of students in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th grades from 89 schools in Nebraska conducted in 2014–2015. The survey had two primary objectives: (1) measure participation of schools that were providing required oral health screenings and (2) assess oral health status among a convenience sample of Nebraska schoolchildren. The report discusses surveillance methods, limitations, and results. Characteristics of respondents are presented, and recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us

Keywords: Elementary schools, Health screening, High schools, Middle schools, Nebraska, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2015. ASTDD basic screening survey for children planning and implementation tool [upd.]. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information and resources for planning and conducting an oral health screening of preschool- and school-age children. Contents include a manual, examiner training slides and videos, a guide for screeners, and reference documents. The manual and examiner training videos are available in English and Spanish.

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 $10 (includes shipping and handling).

Keywords: Dental caries, Health screening, Health surveys, Multimedia, Needs assessment, Oral health, School age children, Spanish language materials, Young children

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2015. The health and well-being of children in rural areas: A portrait of the nation. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 61 pp. (The national survey of children's health)

Annotation: This chartbook presents data from the National Survey of Children's Health. Contents include indicators of the health and well-being of children, including oral health status; a discussion of supportive and risk factors in the family environment; and a discussion of aspects of neighborhoods that may support or threaten families and children on the national level within high-risk subpopulations for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Supplemental data tables on child health status, health care, school and activities, a child's family, and a child's and family's neighborhood are also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children, Families, Family characteristics, Family economics, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Health status, National surveys, Neighborhoods, Protective factors, Risk factors, Rural population, Schools, Socioeconomic status, Statistical data

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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.