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American Academy of Pediatrics. n.d. . Tips to promote social-emotional health among young children. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet provides advice to help promote the social and emotional health of young children. It includes separate tips for parents, pediatricians, and early education and child care providers. Links to additional resources produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics are also provided.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child mental health, Emotional development, Health supervision, Social interaction, Young children

Hansen KA, Kaufmann RK, Saifer S. n.d.. Education and the culture of democracy: Early childhood practice. Washington, DC: Children's Resources International, 132 pp. (Step by Step: A program for children and families)

Annotation: This book provides a framework for understanding the relationship between early childhood education and the capacity to function effectively in a democracy. It offers guidance, examples, methods, and language to help prepare young children to grow within the culture of democracy. Topics include education and democracy; the child-centered classroom; creating a plan for the child-centered classroom; equality; skills, talent, and creativity; encouragement of positive behavior; development of healthy habits; communication with other children, parents, and others; family and community involvement, and the transition to elementary school.

Contact: Children's Resources International, 2801 New Mexico Avenue, N.W., Suite 1020, Washington, DC 20007, E-mail: pcoughlin@childrensresources.org Document Number: ISBN 1-889544-02-7.

Keywords: Child behavior, Communication, Communities, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Elementary school children, Families, Parents, Preschool children, Young children

American Optometric Association. n.d.. Ready for school: Understanding the difference between vision screenings and vision examinations. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about the difference between vision screenings and vision examinations and explains why it is important for young children to receive comprehensive vision and eye examinations conducted by a doctor before they start school. The fact sheet explains the essential elements of a comprehensive eye examination used to ensure that learning is maximized through good vision.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Consumer education materials, Eye diseases, Screening, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests, Young children

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. n.d.. Project Smile. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 4 modules.

Annotation: This training course for physicians comprises course instruction that includes a brief self-assessment and four modules on early childhood oral health. Module 1 defines early childhood caries (ECC) and discusses ECC prevalence, risk factors, and causes. Module 2 discusses the tooth-eruption sequence, the first oral examination, the benefits of early examinations, and the knee-to-knee oral examination. Module 3 describes the dental caries sequence, white spots, caries severity, and unusual problems. Module 4 addresses culturally sensitive care, ways to prevent ECC, anticipatory guidance, and toothbrushing technique.

Contact: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7794, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, Telephone: (210) 567-4550 Contact Phone: (210) 567-0815 Fax: (210) 567-4579 Contact E-mail: presleyt@uthscsa.edu Web Site: http://familymed.uthscsa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentists, Early childhood caries, Family physicians, Oral health, Professional development, Training materials, Young children

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program. n.d.. Help for families when an infant or young child dies. Hackensack, NJ: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure is designed for coroners or medical examiners to give to families of an infant or a young child who has died suddenly. It outlines the roles of the professionals that may be involved in investigating the death, gives time estimates for the investigation process, and lists national resources. It can be used for all manners of sudden pediatric deaths. A sample of this brochure is available online; agencies can order a customized version that includes their local information. It is available in three versions: coroner only, medical examiner only, and coroner/medical examiner combined.

Contact: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Foundation, 549 Pompton Avenue, Suite 197, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009, Telephone: (800) 620-SUDC Secondary Telephone: (973) 239-4849 Fax: (973) 559-6191 E-mail: info@sudc.org Web Site: http://www.sudc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Coroners, Death scene investigation, Infants, Medical examiners, Role, Sudden death, Young children

Douglass J. n.d.. Discussing oral health with parents of children who have dental cavities. [Arlington, VA: Head Start Resource Center], 3 pp.

Annotation: This handout for oral health professionals discusses motivational interviewing as a means to communicate with parents about the importance of children visiting the dentist for screening and dental care. It provides questions to encourage discussion about parent's oral health goals for their children, exchanging information about their child's dental health, and how to achieve oral health goals for their child.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Oral health, Parent education, Patient care management, Resources for professionals, Young children

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Health tips for families series. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 13 items.

Annotation: These fact sheets for families in Head Start programs cover a variety of health topics related to children. Topics include active play, health literacy, understanding and using health information, healthy breathing at home (asthma prevention), healthy eating, mental health, oral health, and safety and injury prevention. The materials are available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Hmong, Marshallese, Polish, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Families, Head Start, Health literacy, Health promotion, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Play, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Young children

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Dental hygienist liaison project. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information about the dental hygienist liaison (DHL) project created by the National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness, working in partnership with the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Under the DHL project, one dental hygienist from each state volunteers to help promote oral health for pregnant women and children enrolled in Head Start and children enrolled in child care. The handout explains the rationale for and purpose of the project and discusses the role of the DHL. Information on how to contact the DHL in each state is included.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Head Start, Health promotion, Oral health, Pregnant women, Young children

Maryland Department of Health. n.d.. Tips for good oral health during pregnancy/Tips for good oral health during infancy. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: These tip sheets for pregnant women and new parents provide information about how to keep the mouth healthy during pregnancy and in infancy and early childhood. The pregnancy tip sheet discusses practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, getting oral health care, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy and coverage through Maryland Medicaid are also discussed. The infant tip sheet discusses how to keep infants and children cavity free. The pregnancy tip sheet is on one side of the page and the infant tip sheet is on the back of the pregnancy sheet. The tip sheets are available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Young children

Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2019. Promoting oral health in schools: A resource guide (4th ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 35 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides resources to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, parents, and others promote oral health and prevent oral disease in school-age children and adolescents. The guide is divided into two sections. The first section describes materials such as brochures, fact sheets, guidelines, curricula, and reports. The second section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, resource centers, and national coalitions that may serve as resources. [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: , Disease prevention, Health promotion, Oral health, Resources for professionals, School age children, School health services, School linked programs, Young children

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

Holt K, Lowe B. 2019. Checklist for child care staff: Best practices for good oral health. Itasca, IL: National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness,

Annotation: This checklist provides items that child care program staff can check to reflect what they are doing to promote good oral health for infants, toddlers, and young children. Items not checked can serve as goals to help staff work toward improving their practices related to food and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is divided into three main categories: infants from birth to age 1, toddlers ages 1–3, and young children ages 3–5. Within each category, items to check are listed in two sub-categories: foods and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is written in simple language.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Spanish language materials., Young children

Fleming E. 2019. State dental screening laws for children: Examining the trend and impact—An update to the 2008 report. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses whether state dental screening laws have expanded since the original report was published in 2008 and the degree to which these laws are advancing broader goals to improve access to oral health care and reduce oral disease. The report provides background information on how dental screening laws can serve as a policy approach to ensure that children are ready for school, reviews methods and results, and offers a discussion and recommendations.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Health screening, Oral health, Public policy, School readiness, State legislation, State programs, Young children

Syephens K, YOung M, Parrish J. 2019. Early dental visits increase: Alaska CUBS, 2009-2017. State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin; no. 3, 1 p.

Annotation: This bulletin presents trends pertaining to the age at which Alaska children are first seen by a dentist during the period 2009–2017 and describes early childhood oral health care during 2015–2017. The information Is based on the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey, an ongoing, population-based survey that collects self-reported health-related information from Alaska mothers of 3-year-old children. Methods are described, and a discussion and results are provided. Statistical data on level of oral health care ever received among 3-year-olds by region and on timing of first dental visit in the state are included.

Contact: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 350 Main Street, Room 404, P.O. Box 110601, Juneau, AK 99811-0601, Telephone: (907) 465-3030 Fax: (907) 465-3068 Web Site: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, Young children

Michigan Oral Health Coalition. 2019. Check up on oral health: Age one dental services—Michigan county profile 2019. Lansing, MI: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about age 1 dental services in Michigan. The document includes background about the importance of good oral health in early childhood and offers statistics, by county, on infants and children under age 2 who participate in Medicaid who had at least one dental visit in 2017. Factors contributing to low access are presented. Information about Michigan Perinatal Oral Health Guidelines and a dental periodicity chart are included.

Contact: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, Telephone: (517) 827-0466 Fax: (517) 381-8008 Web Site: http://www.mohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Low income groups, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Young children

Rechmann P, Chaffe BW, Rechmann BMT, Featherstone JDB. 2019. CAMBRA: Caries Management by Risk Assessment—A comprehensive caries management guide for dental professionals. Sacramento, CA: California Dental Association, 42 pp.

Annotation: This guide for oral health professionals presents a series of three papers reporting recent Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)-related research results and updates on clinical-practice CAMBRA implementation. The first paper discusses how the principles and philosophy of CAMBRA can be integrated into oral health practice. The second provides information for clinicians to use in treating patients ages 6 and up. The third offers a caries-risk-assessment tool for use in managing dental caries and assessing risk in infants and children from birth through age 5.

Contact: California Dental Association, 1201 K Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (800) 232-7645 E-mail: contactcda@cda.org Web Site: http://www.cda.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease management, Infant health, Oral health, Research, Risk assessment, Young children

Raskin, M. 2019. SDF: Giving very young children something to smile about. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health Oral Health Section, 1 video (7:53 minutes).

Annotation: This video provides information about using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to arrest dental caries in young children. The video provides background on SDF. It discusses the safety, efficacy, and cost of SDF treatment and the advantages and disadvantages of SDF over alternative approaches to treating dental caries in young children. The video also shows how SDF is applied and provides information about insurance coverage for SDF treatment in North Carolina.

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: Fluoride, North Carolina, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Videotapes, Young children

University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability. 2019. Online course: Improving the oral health of pregnant women, children, and families. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability,

Annotation: This online course comprises six modules about improving the oral health of pregnant women, children, and families: (1) oral health essentials, (2) oral health screening, (3) oral health during pregnancy, (4) oral health knowledge and skills for infants and young children, (5) planning and making changes for good family oral health, and (6) advocacy for oral health for mothers and infants. The course has been approved for 5.75 continuing education units and 6.25 medical education units for community health workers and representatives by the New Mexico Department of Health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability, 2300 Menaul Boulevard, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107, Telephone: (505) 272-3000 Fax: (505) 272-5280 Web Site: http://cdd.unm.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: , Continuing education, Infants, New Mexico, Oral health, Pregnant women, Professional education, State programs, Young children

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 2019. Oral health guide for families. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 40 pp.

Annotation: This guide for pregnant women and families provides information about oral health for women during and after pregnancy as well as for infants and young children. Select topics included oral diseases, keeping teeth healthy, healthy eating for two, the safety of oral health care for pregnant women, the importance of primary teeth, the causes of tooth decay and how to prevent it, caring for an infant’s mouth, and the first dental visit. The guide is available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Young children

University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability; University of New Mexico College of Nursing. 2019. Setting oral health goals for the family. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability; University of New Mexico College of Nursing, 40 pp.

Annotation: This flipbook for health educators provides information to share with families about improving oral health. The flipbook is divided into three sections: (1) oral health for the family, (2) oral health for infants and young children, and (3) oral health for older children and adults. A worksheet and frequently asked questions focused on helping families make changes to improve their oral health are included in the flipbook and are also available as a stand-alone document. Also included is guidance for the educator about how to present the material in the flipbook to families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability, 2300 Menaul Boulevard, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107, Telephone: (505) 272-3000 Fax: (505) 272-5280 Web Site: http://cdd.unm.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Families, Infant health, Oral health, 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.