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Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health. 2004. Smart Smiles in Boston public schools [preventive dental program]. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 5 items.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
Available at no charge.

This packet contains program documents for providing oral health education, examinations, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and restorative referrals to second-grade students and education and restorative referrals to third-grade students in the Boston public school system. Documents include a school nurse/principal presentation, an education packet, a consent form, a parent/guardian report card, and a follow-up letter for restorative referrals. A newsletter distributed to all families of second- and third-grade students is also included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health. 2011. Reaching new heights in health with school-based oral health programs. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health, 24 pp.

    Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health
    Telephone: (617) 735-1594
    E-mail: MyAlluk@aol.com
    Website: http://www.bu.edu/mcoh
    Available from the website.

    This paper addresses the role of school-based oral health programs in improving the oral health of Massachusetts’ children by increasing access and removing barriers to care for all children. Topics include the prevalence of oral disease in children; preventing oral disease with community water fluoridation, topical fluoride, and dental sealants; the role of school health professionals; and types of school-based oral health programs. Additional topics include program types, billing for services, informed consent, client health records, referrals, infection control, and cessation of operation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 2007. The comprehensive school health manual [rev. ed.]. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, ca 300 pp.

    Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
    Medical Foundation 95 Berkeley Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    Telephone: (800) 952-6637
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 536-5872
    Fax: (617) 536-8012
    Website: http://www.maclearinghouse.com
    Available from the website. Document Number: SH3001.

    This manual addresses policy and practice of school health in Massachusetts. Topics include dimensions of school health, developing an effective school health program, comprehensive school health education, a safe and healthful environment, health assessment, nursing practice in the school setting, students requiring specialized health services, infectious disease control, nutrition, physical fitness and sports, mental health, sexuality and reproductive health, injury and violence prevention, substance abuse and addiction, oral health, and refugee and immigrant health care.


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health. 2016. Fluoride varnish training manual for Massachusetts health care professionals. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health, 13 pp.

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    This manual is designed to help health professionals implement fluoride varnish applications for infants, children, and adolescents ages 6 months to 21 years who are enrolled in Massachusetts' Medicaid program. Contents include office-based and online training options; steps for establishing and using fluoride varnish in the office; a template for documenting the oral examination, procedure and post-procedure, and risk factors for dental caries; facts on fluoride varnish application; coding, reimbursement, and claim submission; and information for caregivers about fluoride varnish.


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2007. A report on the Commonwealth's dental hygiene workforce: Results and recommendations from a 2007 statewide survey. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 30 pp.

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    This report provides an overview of the dental hygiene work force in Massachusetts as surveyed in 2007. Survey topics include number of years in practice, degrees earned, work settings, wages and benefits, work availability, groups served, and certification. Contents include a description of the study methods and results, a discussion, highlights from the survey, and recommendations. Appendices include a brief history of dental hygiene as a profession, a list of Massachusetts dental hygiene schools, a review of state Medicaid programs that reimburse dental hygienists directly for services rendered, and the 29-item survey instrument. Statistical data are provided in figures throughout the report.


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2008. Fluoride mouthrinse monitors' training program (rev. ed.). Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 28 pp.

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    This manual is designed to help school personnel implement Massachusetts' school-based fluoride mouthrinse program. Topics include storage, preparation, dispensation, practice, distribution, and safety. Information about program funding and fluorosis is also included. The appendices contain sample notices, permission slips, reports, and forms; information on fluoride retention, systemic vs. nonsystemic fluoride, and fluoride toxicity; and a post-test. A program description (brochure) for families is also available from the website.


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. Growing healthy smiles in the child care setting: Implementing a tooth brushing program to promote oral health and prevent tooth decay. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 14 pp.

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    This guide is designed to help child care providers in Massachusetts comply with a regulation to assist children with toothbrushing. It reviews the causes of tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention strategies; discusses the importance of toothbrushing and provides tips on safely implementing a toothbrushing program; and offers resources on other toothbrushing programs and oral health teaching tools and lessons for young children. [Note: Contains dated information on using fluoridated toothpaste.]


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. The status of oral disease in Massachusetts: A great unmet need 2009. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 96 pp.

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    This report for decision-makers and oral health stakeholders summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Massachusetts. The report addresses the burden of oral disease throughout the lifespan and, specifically, within certain populations. Additional topics include state and national objectives, prevention, and work force and capacity.


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2008]. Fluoride mouthrinse: A safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    This fact sheet discusses a fluoride mouth rinse program in school as one way to deliver oral health services to prevent tooth decay in children. The content addresses the following questions: what is the public health issue, what is fluoride, what is the impact of fluoride mouthrinse, is fluoride mouthrinse safe, and what is Massachusetts doing. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.


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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2008]. Fluoride varnish in the non-dental setting: Increasing children's access to preventive dental care. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp, (Oral health in Massachusetts: A fact sheet).

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
    250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: (617) 624-6060
    Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
    Fax: (617) 624-6062
    Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    This fact sheet addresses the application of fluoride varnish on children's teeth in the medical setting as one way to deliver oral health services to prevent tooth decay in children. The content addresses the following questions: what is the public health issue, what is the impact of fluoride varnish, is fluoride varnish safe, what is the Massachusetts Department of Public Health doing, how do health professionals obtain training for fluoride varnish, how do health professionals bill MassHealth for fluoride varnish, and how is fluoride varnish applied.

         

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