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California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine. 2020. Using teledentistry to maintain services and contact with patients during the time of COVID-19 physical distancing. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about using teledentistry during the time of COVID‐19 physical distancing. Topics include the impact of physical distancing, system considerations, components of a care system for the era of COVID-19, workflow, and optimizing in-person visits. The guide also discusses the advantages of an “all-in-one” teledentistry system containing multiple components that are linked and integrated (e.g., registration, consent, schedule, messaging, live video).

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

HealthEfficient. 2020. TOHF integrative collaborative practice assessment. Albany, NY: HealthEfficient, 9 pp.

Annotation: This assessment for dental offices or clinics provides space to answer questions about approaches to providing care, integration of oral health care and medical care, collaboration, and communication among health professionals and between health professionals and patients. Questions about referral practices are also included.

Contact: HealthEfficient, 911 Central Avenue, #330, Albany, NY 12206, Telephone: (518) 589-3060 Web Site: https://healthefficient.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Health care delivery, Oral health, Questionnaires, Service integration

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 relevant subtopics. A resource library is included, with links to education resources. A video with information about the toolkit is also available.

Contact: Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431, Telephone: (952) 358-8200 Secondary Telephone: (800) 481-5412 Web Site: https://www.normandale.edu Available from the website.

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

Schroeder S, Knutson S. 2020. Medical-dental integration in North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the reach, patients served, and outcomes of a medical-dental integration model employed in the University of North Dakota’s Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck. The model provides oral health screenings, fluoride varnish application, dental referrals, and care coordination for patients in the primary care setting while also educating medical residents and direct care staff quarterly on the association between oral health and overall health.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 1301 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health screenings, North Dakota, Oral health, Program coordination, Referrals, Service integration, State programs

From the First Tooth. 2019. Periodicity schedule & alternatives for pediatric preventive oral health in primary care. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth, 1 p. (From the First Tooth and Fluoride: 4 by 4)

Annotation: This document includes a periodicity schedule and alternatives for pediatric oral health care provided in primary care settings in Maine, based on MaineCare reimbursement limitations. Services are organized by age of the child (ages 6 months to 5 years) and include parent education, oral evaluation, fluoride application, and referral to a dentist. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Contact E-mail: COTES4@mainehealth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluorides, Infants, Maine, Oral health, Parent education, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Reimbursement, Screening, Service integration, State programs, Young children

Olson S, Wojtowicz A, Rapporteurs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Roundtabl on Health Literacy. 2019. Integrating oral and general health through health literacy practices: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 102 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings summarize presentations and discussions from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop held on December 6, 2018. Topics include integration of oral health, primary care, and health literacy; systems thinking, integration, and health literacy as a catalyst; health literacy and care integration; exploring pathways to integration; developing a research agenda for integration; and reflections on the workshop.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: , Health literacy, Oral health, Primary care, Research, Service integration

Fleming E, Seymour B (eds.). 2019. Interdisciplinary approaches for improved oral health: Building the field through integrated and community-based health practices. American Association of Public Health Dentistry, 10 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper highlights interdisciplinary approaches for improving oral health: human papillomavirus vaccination uptake, fluoride varnish application, and emergency department utilization for nontraumatic or preventable oral conditions. Each example highlights how population health can be improved with integrated health practices. Each describes the public health significance of the action; highlights best, evidence-based strategies; presents stories from the field to illustrate the impact of the action; and suggests how oral health professionals can advocate for change while optimizing oral health and subsequently overall health.

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: Advocacy, Fluoride varnish, Human papillomavirus, Oral health, Public health, Service integration, Vaccination

Kreuger J. 2019. Medical-dental integration in Minnesota: Benefits from changes in law and policy. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 8 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This brief summarizes the emergence of a conceptual framework for medical-dental integration and describes the need to address practical and legal barriers to integration to promote emerging strategies to encourage increased collaboration among oral health professionals and non-oral-health professionals in Minnesota. The brief describes ways that medical-dental integration can take place, provides a national and a Minnesota context, discusses models of integrated care and barriers and strategies in law and policy, and provides examples of medical-dental integration.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Minnesota, Oral health, Public policy, Service integration, State programs

Glassman P. 2019. Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams and the virtual dental home system of care: Program and policy considerations. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the potential of telehealth, combined with new preventive and behavior support science, delivery systems, payment incentives, and policy environments, to improve oral health. It reviews changes taking place in the general health and oral health care systems as well as national recommendations that have been proposed in response to these changes. The report also describes the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, and considerations for incorporating telehealth into dental practices and community-based oral health care systems. In addition, it describes the concept of disruptive innovation and the future role that telehealth may play in the delivery or oral health services.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Telemedicine, Prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2019. Oral health prevention primer. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health,

Annotation: This online primer is designed to help pediatricians and other health professionals address oral health in practice, understand the roles of oral health allies, and learn how to collaborate and advocate to achieve optimal oral health for their community to prevent oral disease. Topics include learning more about oral health; assessing risk, applying fluoride, and referring; getting paid for oral health services; teaching other providers about oral health; integrating oral health services into primary care; innovating with emerging models; implementing a quality-improvement project; and educating families.

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: Advocacy, Collaboration, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention, Referrals: Service integration

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2019. Integration of oral health and primary care practice: Integrated models survey results--Embedded dental providers. [Denver, CO]: National Network for Oral Health Access, 31 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines results from a survey of health centers on different models of medical and dental integration that the National Network for Oral Health Access conducted in 2019. The survey gathered information from health centers about how oral health professionals are being utilized in medical settings. Results are presented in the following categories: general integration, embedded oral health professionals, and focus groups. The survey is included.

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: Focus groups, Oral health, Service integration, Surveys

Virginia Health Catalyst. 2019. Providing comprehensive care for your patients: An oral health integration toolkit for health care providers. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Health Catalyst, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information for health professionals about how to create an integrated health system that incorporates oral health. The report explains what care integration is. It discusses how to create an integration plan and factors to consider when integrating care. Integration care models for women’s health, early childhood health, older adult health, chronic disease, and behavioral health are provided. Each model includes factors to consider and practical examples.

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: info@vahealthcatalyst.org Web Site: https://vahealthcatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Health promotion, Older adults, Oral health, Service integration, Women’s health, Young children

Dolce MC, Parker JL, Da Silva JD. 2018. Nurse practitioner & dentist model for primary care: A guide for implementing collaborative care in U. S. dental schools. Boston, MA: Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Northeastern University School of Nursing, 61 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides a framework for implementing the Nurse Practitioner & Dentist Model for Primary Care to integrate primary care services provided by a nurse practitioner into an academic dental practice environment. The guide discusses steps to take and elements to consider in the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of initiating a collaborative-care program involving nurse practitioners and dentists. Topics include an overview of the model, getting started, program fundamentals, sustainability, and next steps.

Contact: Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Web Site: https://hsdm.harvard.edu

Keywords: Program development, Dentists, Nurse practitioners, Oral health, Primary care, Program evaluation, Service integration

McKernan SC, Kuthy RA, Reynolds JC, Tuggle L, Garcia DT. 2018. Medical-dental integration in public health settings: An environmental scan. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Public Policy Center, 72 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the results of an environmental scan to identify, categorize, and describe examples of medical-dental integration in public health settings. Findings are intended to inform public health officials and other stakeholders about programs and policies that encourage coordination and integration. Topics include integration in clinical settings, multimedia health campaigns, co-location of medical and oral health services, health work force innovations, integrated insurance benefits, and health care reform. zzz

Contact: University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, 310 South Grand Avenue, 209 South Quadrangle, Iowa City, IA 52242, Telephone: (319) 335-6800 Fax: (319) 335-6801 Web Site: http://ppc.uiowa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care reform, Oral health, Program coordination, Public health, Service integration

Atchison KA, Rozier RG, Weintraub JA. 2018. Integration of oral health and primary care: Communication, coordination, and referral. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 12 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses challenges in integrating primary care and oral health care for populations with low health literacy. The paper provides background on the issues and focuses on weaknesses in the areas of communication, coordination, and referral. Specific topics include referral networks, risk management, clinical referral guidelines, performance measures, electronic tools and integrated health records, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, research, and demonstration programs. Examples and potential solutions are presented.

Contact: National Academy of Medicine, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, E-mail: NAMedicine@nas.edu Web Site: http://nam.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health literacy, Oral health, Primary care, Program coordination, Referrals, Service coordination, Service integration

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2018. White paper: Opportunities for improving oral health and chronic disease program collaboration and medical-dental integration. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 7 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses missed opportunities resulting from state oral health programs’ and chronic-disease-prevention programs’ failure to make connections between oral health and chronic-disease-prevention interventions and health-promotion messages. The paper presents the problem, offers a framework for these programs to use in planning how to integrate oral-health-promotion strategies into chronic-disease and health-promotion initiatives, and provides examples of states that have tested innovative approaches to building communication between oral health and chronic-disease-prevention program staff.

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: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Oral health, Prevention, Program coordination, Service integration, State programs

From the First Tooth. 2018. Tips for a healthy mouth for mom and baby: Resources for community organizations. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth, 6 items.

Annotation: This training, designed for social services professionals, provides information to improve women’s oral health through education, collaboration, and integration of oral health care into prenatal care and primary care. It includes reasons that preventive oral health care is important and key messages to use with pregnant women and parents with infants. The training also reviews basic concepts related to oral health in pregnant women, infants, and children and discusses the importance of the dental home and of providing referrals to dentists. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Communication, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, Service integration, Training materials

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 2018. Connecting smiles: Improving health through oral health integration. Charleston, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 68 pp.

Annotation: This training contains five modules for health professionals and their staff about oral health and children. The modules cover tooth decay, caries risk assessment, anticipatory guidance for families, the benefits of fluoride and fluoridated water, and fluoride varnish and other strategies for integrating oral health into a medical practice. The training is recognized by the South Carolina Medicaid agency as a prerequisite for applying fluoride varnish and billing for this service. [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: http://connectingsmiles.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Fluoride, Oral health, Professional education, Service Integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Training materials

Mainehealth. [2017]. The importance of oral health care during pregnancy. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 1 p.

Annotation: This document for health professionals provides information about the importance and safety of oral health during pregnancy and survey results from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System in Maine. Statistics are provided for the percentage of women who did not receive education about oral hygiene while pregnant and who did not have their teeth cleaned while pregnant. Also included is information about ways that Before the First Tooth, Maine’s perinatal infant and oral health quality-improvement initiative, can help practices adopt best practice approaches to integrating oral health into prenatal care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Maine, Oral health, Pregnant women, Service integration, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2017. Bright Smiles for Babies: Virginia Oral Health Partnership for Children. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This manual contains information and resources for implementing Bright Smiles for Babies, a program designed to promote oral health in pregnant women and prevent dental caries in infants and children from birth to age 3 by providing screening and risk assessment, education, fluoride varnish applications, and referrals. Contents include an oral health protocol, resources about assessment and fluoride varnish, anticipatory guidance, parent handouts in English and Spanish, and information about oral health in pregnant women and children including children with special health care needs. Information about Medicaid reimbursement, resources for supplies, professional policies and guidelines, and forms are included.

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: Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, Screening, Service integration, Special health care needs, State programs, Training materials, Virginia, Young children

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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.