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Displaying records 21 through 40 (2,770 total).

Delta Dental Plan of Michigan. n.d.. Teaching tools. Okemos, MI: Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, 1 website.

Annotation: These tools, which are designed for teachers and caregivers, can be used to teach children about good oral health. Tools include lessons plans for grades 2–4, activity sheets, posters and flyers about choosing healthy drinks, science activity cards from grades K–4, and oral health brochures. A list of other resources is included. Some of the tools are available in Spanish.

Contact: Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, 4100 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864, Web Site: https://www.deltadentalmi.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Educational materials, Oral health, School-age children, Spanish language materials, Teaching

University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center; San Joaquin County Public Health Services, Smoking and Tobacco Outreach and Prevention Program and Local Oral Health Program; and California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2022]. Tobacco cessation toolkit for California dental providers. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, 22 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to help oral health professionals in California integrate tobacco-cessation interventions into routine oral health care. It provides practical tools and evidence-based resources that oral health professionals can use themselves or share with their patients who use tobacco. Information is offered on trends in tobacco products and use in California, oral health professionals’ role in tobacco cessation, tobacco dependence and the benefits of quitting, and FDA-approved medications for tobacco cessation. Brief interventions for use in dental settings are included.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, 707 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143, Telephone: (415) 502-5800 Web Site: https://dentistry.ucsf.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Intervention, Oral health, Smoking cessation, State materials, Tobacco use

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2022 (ca.). Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project: A prenatal oral health medical-dental integration quality improvement project—Implementation guide. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 8 pp.

Annotation: This guide for prenatal care health professionals and others who care for pregnant women and their families is intended to serve as a roadmap for clinics interested in implementing a project to improve the oral health of the maternal and child population. The guide discusses steps for integrating oral health care and primary care, including planning the project; education and training; launching the project and tracking progress; adapting; reviewing, celebrating and discussing; and maintaining and sustaining the project.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Primary care, Program planning, Service integration, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2022 (ca.). Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project: A prenatal oral health medical-dental integration quality improvement project—Overview and results. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project, which was designed to improve the oral health of the maternal and child population, and project results. Topics included background, focus group testing and communications messaging, environmental scan, project description, project aim, results, and Protect Tiny Teeth Toolkit overview and testing.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Primary care, Program planning, Service integration, Young children

Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health. 2022 (ca.). Fast facts on oral health. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets provides information for consumers about a variety of oral-health-related topics. Topics include accessing oral health care in Illinois, anticipatory guidance and fluoride varnish application for health professionals who accept Medicaid, breastfeeding and oral health, cleft lip and cleft palate, oral health during pregnancy, e-cigarettes and vaping, oral health and learning, and pain-management options for oral health care.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (217) 785-4899 Secondary Telephone: (800) 547-0466 Fax: (217) 524-4201 Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Breastfeeding, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Fluoride varnish, Illinois, Medicaid, Oral health, Pain management, Pregnant women, Smokeless tobacco, State materials

Barzel R, Holt K. 2022. Promoting oral health in young children: A resource guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides an overview of the topic and features descriptions of and links to materials on data and surveillance, policy, professional education and training, public education, and state and local programs. The resource guide also includes descriptions of organizations that can provide additional support for activities that promote the availability of high-quality oral health care for young children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Oral health, Resource materials, Health promotion, Resources for professionals, Young children

National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety. 2022. Dental hygienist liaison project. Washington, DC: National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety, 2 pp.

Annotation: This handout provides information about the dental hygienist liaison (DHL) project coordinated by the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Wellness, working in partnership with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Under the DHL project, volunteer dental hygienists help promote oral health for pregnant women and children enrolled in Head Start. 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

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2022. Science: Advancing oral health for all—NIDCR strategic plan 2021–2026. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 43 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan presents the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s (NIDCR’s) plans to pursue its mission of seeking fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and applying that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Topics include COVID-19 and lessons learned; NIDCR’s statutory authority and brief history; office of the director; intramural research program; extramural research program; equity, diversity, and inclusion at NIDCR and the National Institutes of Health; strategic plan; strategic priorities; outcome assessment; and predictions.

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: COVID-19, Cultural diversity, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Research, Strategic plans, Virus diseases

Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care, First Things First, Native American Connections, and March of Dimes. 2022. Healthy teeth for young children. Phoenix, AZ: First Things First, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of videos for parents discusses the importance of primary teeth, passing the bacteria that cause tooth decay from parent to infant, and how to brush a child’s teeth. Each video presents information in plain language along with visual depictions of the concepts being discussed.

Contact: First Things First, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Telephone: (602) 771-5100 Secondary Telephone: (877) 803-7234 E-mail: community@firstthingsfirst.org Web Site: http://www.firstthingsfirst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Infant health, Oral health, Videotapes

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2022. Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI)—Overview and project profiles:Update 2021. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net project and descriptions of the three networks. The report includes a profile of each network: (1) Midwest Network for Oral Health, (2) Rocky Mountain Network for Oral Health (RoMoNOH), and (3) Transforming Oral Health for Families. Each profile provides information about the network’s partners, approach, settings, models of care, and core function activities, as well as a discussion of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on network activities. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: , COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service delivery, Service integration, Virus diseases

Rocky Mountain Network of Oral Health. 2022. RoMoNOH [Rocky Mountain Network of Oral Health] parent/caregiver oral health risk assessment. Denver, CO: Denver Health and Hospital Authority, 2 pp.

Annotation: This form for parents to complete at well-child visits for infants and children ages 6 months to 6 years includes space to provide the infant’s or child’s name and date of birth and today’s date. It also provides a list of questions about the infant’s or child’s oral health and oral hygiene, their eating and drinking behaviors, whether they have seen an oral health professional in the past 6 months, whether they have any special health care needs that make it difficult to brush their teeth, and whether the parent thinks there is something they could do better to keep their infant’s or child’s teeth healthy.

Contact: Denver Health and Hospital Authority, 301 West 6th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204, Web Site: https://www.denverhealth.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Forms, Infant health, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Special health care needs

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity. 2022. Oral health equality project reports. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity, 1 web resource.

Annotation: This toolkit includes resources related to the Oral Health Equality project, including a community engagement survey available in English and in Spanish, an oral health status and knowledge survey, a discussion guide for facilitators to use with communities to learn about children’s oral health needs in the Worcester and Holyoke communities, and oral health profiles for Worcester and Holyoke. A data sheet that provides information about efforts to improve access to oral health care for black and Hispanic children ages 10–14 in these Massachusetts communities is also available.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity, 250 Washington St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-5590 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-health-equity Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Blacks, Health equity, Hispanic Americans, Massachusetts, Community programs, Oral health

World Health Organization. 2022. Prevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 28 pp. (WHO oral health briefing note series)

Annotation: This briefing note, the first in a series on oral health, focuses on the prevention and treatment of tooth decay with mercury-free products and minimally invasive interventions. The briefing note, intended for all health professionals and the public, explains why mercury-free products and minimally invasive interventions are important aspects of oral health care. It also describes six strategies using mercury-free products and minimally invasive intervention approaches to prevent and treat tooth decay: use of fluoridated toothpaste, fluoride varnish application, glass ionomer cement sealant application, glass ionomer cement restoration application, silver diamine fluoride application, and composite resin restoration placement.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: info@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/en Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention, Treatment

American Dental Association. 2022. Dental sealants and disease prevention: Points for providers. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health professionals provides information about the use of dental sealants to prevent tooth decay. It includes information about the advantages of sealants, whether certain types of sealants are more effective than others, cost savings from sealant application, practice standards for sealant application, and the efficacy of sealants. Actionable items are also provided.

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: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health care costs, Oral health, Prevention

Washington State Department of Health. 2022. Washington rural health clinic dental services toolkit: A guide to implementing dental services in Washington's rural health clinics. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information about implementing oral health services in Washington’s rural health clinics (RHCs). It discusses assessing a community’s oral health needs and how an RHC can address these needs, procuring funding and equipment, determining a dental encounter rate, recruiting staff, collaborate with primary care and emergency services, selecting health records software, and managing costs and patient processes. Getting started, implementing a program, and program impact and looking ahead are also addressed.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (800) 525-0127 Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030 Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community programs, Financing, Oral health, Rural environment, Rural health, State materials, Washington

Oral Health Progress and Equity Network. 2022. Blueprint. [no place]: Oral Health Progress and Equity Network, 1 website.

Annotation: This tool presents a blueprint for structural improvement designed to rebuild the national oral health care system with the goal of providing equitable oral health care for everyone. The tool encompasses five “levers” (worksheets) that include national-, state-, and local-level action items in the following areas: amplify consumer voices, advance oral health policy, integrate oral health care and medical care, emphasize prevention, and bring care to the people.

Contact: Oral Health Progress and Equity Network, Web Site: http://www.oralhealth.network Available from the website.

Keywords: Health equity, Oral health, Prevention, Service delivery systems, Service integration

University of Hawaii at Månoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. 2022. Providing oral health service in primary care practice. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii at Månoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, 4 pp.

Annotation: This tool presents information about a video that offers instructions for how to provide five essential oral health services (caries risk assessment, knee-to-knee oral examination, fluoride varnish application, education/anticipatory guidance, and providing a referral for a dental home) during a well-child visit. The tool also includes steps for fluoride varnish application and photographs to help health professionals identify tooth decay in infants and young children. A fluoride-varnish-progress-note template is included.

Contact: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, , 2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 402 , Honolulu, HI 96822, Telephone: 808-956-8522 Fax: 808-956-3257 Web Site: http://www.nursing.hawaii.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Fluoride varnish, Infant health, Oral health, Prevention, Videos, Young children

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2022. Teledentistry in community health centers: Planning checklist and readiness assessment. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 9 pp.

Annotation: This checklist and readiness assessment provides information to help community health centers determine whether teledentistry is an appropriate strategy for their center to implement and to assist in planning its implementation. It discusses leadership vision and changes, infrastructure, policies, and protocols to review in evaluating whether to add teledentistry as a service.

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: Community health centers, Health services, Oral health, Teledentistry

Kumar N, Muñiz MA. 2022. What we have learned from community health workers throughout the pandemic: Recommendations for policymakers. Washington, DC: Families USA, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents lessons learned and recommendations for maintaining and building on community health worker (CHW) deployment during the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses who CHWs are and what they do and provides information about the policy landscape, taking into consideration the American Rescue Plan Act’s allocation of funds for the public health workforce to support pandemic-relief efforts.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org Web Site: http://www.familiesusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Community health centers, Disease transmission, Financing, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public policy, Virus diseases

American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute. [2021]. Dental care utilization among the U. S. population, by race and ethnicity. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information about oral health care use by race and ethnicity. Statistical information is presented in graphs on the following topics: percentage of children with a dental visit in the past year, percentage of adults with a dental visit in the past year, and percentage of older adults with a dental visit in the past year.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Health care utilization, Older adults, Oral health, Racial Factors, Ethnic factors

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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.