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Academy of General Dentistry. n.d.. The life of a tooth: A visual timeline. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, 1 v, (InfoBites).

Know Your Teeth
Academy of General Dentistry 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611-6660

Telephone: (888) 243-3368, ext. 5300
Fax: (312) 440-0559
E-mail: info@knowyourteeth.com
Website: http://knowyourteeth.com
Available from the website.

This timeline provides information on oral health and oral health care throughout life. Topics include developmental events, interaction with dentists, and oral hygiene.


American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 2013–. Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards—Guidelines for early care and education programs (3rd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC: American Public Health Association; Denver, CO: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, 579 pp.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
University of Colorado Denver 13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop F541 P.O. Box 6511
Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (800) 598-5437 (598-KIDS)
Fax: (303) 724-0960
E-mail: info@nrckids.org
Website: http://nrckids.org
$55 plus shipping and handling; also available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 1-58110-438-7 (American Academy of Pediatrics).

This set of national health and safety standards provides information about high-quality health and safety practices and policies for early care and education settings. Topics include staffing; program activities for healthy development; health promotion and protection; nutrition and food service; facilities, supplies, equipment, and environmental health; play areas, playgrounds, and transportation; infectious diseases; children with special health care needs and disabilities; policies; and licensing and community action. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


Arizona Department of Health Services. 2014–. Training opportunities: Developmental screening and fluoride varnish. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, multiple items.

Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2670

Telephone: (602) 542-1025
Fax: (602) 542-0883
E-mail: piowebmaster@azdhs.gov
Website: http://www.azdhs.gov/
Available from the website.

[In process] This resource for clinicians explains how to receive training and reimbursement for performing developmental screenings and applying fluoride varnish in Arizona. Topics include state certification requirements; location, description, schedule, and fees for recommended and other training; how to get paid; and instructions for purchasing supplies.


Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2006. Head Start/Early Head Start oral health program development manual. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 1 v, 2 CD-ROMs.

This manual was designed for use by health professionals and community-service professionals developing systems to improve the oral health status of pregnant women, infants, and young children. The manual was originally developed as part of a pilot project in Flagstaff, Arizona, and was then expanded for use in all Early Head Start programs served by the Northern Arizona Council of Governments Head Start program. The program is intended to increase coordination of care, accessibility of secondary and tertiary prevention, provision of primary preventive oral health care, and integration of oral health as part of the overall general health of children and their families. The manual is divided into 10 sections, which include information on the project history and the oral health status of children in Arizona, a program outline, an oral health coordinator job description, Head Start program performance standards, state practice act rules and regulations, clinical information and forms pertaining to dental visits and the application of fluoride varnish, and resources. Two CD-ROMs containing the program database, forms, and documents are also included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


    Brown B, Zaslow M, Weitzman M. 2006. Studying and tracking early child development from a health perspective: A review of available data sources. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund; Washington, DC: Child Trends, 47 pp.

    Commonwealth Fund
    One East 75th Street
    New York, NY 10021

    Telephone: (212) 606-3800
    Fax: (212) 606-3500
    E-mail: info@cmwf.org
    Website: http://www.commonwealthfund.org
    Available from the website.

    This report presents an analysis of 26 national data sources for their capacity to inform child health policy and practice efforts to promote healthy early childhood development. The report provides an overview of existing areas of strength, identifies gaps, and makes recommendations for future data development. An appendix summarizing the content of some 26 surveys and administrative databases that can be used to support social indicator data and research on early development is provided (e.g., oral care receipt for children from birth through age 5 from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey).


    Bruerd B. 1999. Head Start staff training modules. Washington, DC: [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services], Indian Health Service, 9 items.

    Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center
    The EpiCenter 221 S.W. Broadway, Suite 300
    Portland, OR 97201

    Telephone: (503) 228-4185
    Fax: (503) 228-8182
    E-mail: npaihb@npaihb.org
    Website: http://www.npaihb.org/health_issues/dental_health/
    Available at no charge.

    This curriculum contains nine modules for training Head Start staff on several topics, including oral health, nutrition, prevention of dental caries in young children, and the Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program. Also included are modules on mental health, Head Start Health Services Advisory Committees, Medicaid enrollment, performance standards, and tracking. Each module includes information on principles of adult education, effective presentations, tips for trainers, training objectives, developing a training plan, and Early Head Start. Resources are provided, along with master copies of handouts for replicating.


      Casamassimo P, ed. 1996. Bright Futures in practice: Oral health. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 130 pp, brochure (2 pp).

      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
      Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
      Document Number: BF0900-008.

      This guide is designed to help oral health professionals and others implement the oral health-related guidelines published in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. The oral health guide provides specific health promotion and disease prevention guidelines. Chapters cover oral health supervision guidelines, risk assessment, measurement of outcomes, steps to make oral health supervision accessible, and essentials of oral health. Appendices include a glossary, fluoride supplementation schedule, infection control references, resources, and a bibliography. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


      Casamassimo P, ed. 1997. Bright Futures in practice: Oral health quick reference cards. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 15 pp.

      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
      Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
      Available for loan.

      These cards provide information for families and health professionals to use in supervising the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. They list topics that families should be prepared to discuss with the provider at each health visit, and the services they should expect from oral health and health professionals. For each stage of growth (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence), the cards list interview questions, desired health outcomes, and anticipatory guidance for parents so oral health problems can be avoided. The cards also list risk factors for dental caries, periodontal disease, malocclusion, and injury, as well as steps that can be taken to protect against these problems. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


      Center for Health Care Strategies. 2016. Advancing oral health through the Women, Infants, and Children Program: A New Hampshire project. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 6 pp, (Profile).

      Center for Health Care Strategies
      200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119
      Hamilton, NJ 08619

      Telephone: (609) 528-8400
      Fax: (609) 586-3679
      Website: http://www.chcs.org
      Available from the website.

      This brief describes a pilot project to integrate preventive oral health care for low-income women and children through local sites of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in New Hampshire. The brief also explores alternative channels for reaching low-income populations with oral health care and education. Topics include administrative procedures, technology, capacity, funding, lessons learned, and next steps.


      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1999. Ten great public health achievements in the 20th century. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 items.

      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
      Website: http://www.cdc.gov
      Available from the website.

      This resource features a series of reports published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports between April and December 1999 on 10 public health achievements, reflecting the successful response of public health to the major causes of morbidity and mortality for the period 1900-1999. Topics include vaccination, motor-vehicle safety, workplace safety, control of infectious diseases, decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, family planning, fluoridation of drinking water, and tobacco as a health hazard. Critical changes in the U.S. public health system during the century are also addressed.


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