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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. [2001]. Children's oral health: State initiatives and opportunities to address the silent epidemic. Washington, DC: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 8 pp.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450
Arlington, VA 22202

Telephone: (202) 371-9090
Fax: (571) 527-3189
Website: http://www.astho.org
Available at no charge.

This report for policymakers provides an overview of oral health policy issues and challenges, and details initiatives in five states (Alabama, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin) that are working to improve oral health care for children. Those initiatives demonstrate the effective use of public and private resources and of interdisciplinary, collaborative partnerships. The report discusses the importance of children's oral health, select state programs in oral health, and recommendations and resources for states. Additional resources on oral health conclude the report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    Haupt K. 2008. [North Carolina] progress report: Follow-up activities to EHS/HS State/Territorial oral health forums. [Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Oral Health Section], 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
    Available from the website.

    This report describes follow-up activities to an Early Head Start and Head Start oral health forum held in North Carolina. Contents include activities proposed, activities accomplished, immediate outcomes, additional follow-up activities planned, the need for resources to accomplish additional activities, and a budget explanation. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, Division of Dental Health. 1997. Dental health assessment technique: Procedures and training manual. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, Division of Dental Health, 33 pp.

    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
    Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
    Single copies available at no charge.

    This manual is intended for use in North Carolina's annual survey of the oral health of school-age children by public health dental hygienists. The manual provides background on the development of the screening program and details the arrangements and staffing for the survey. Specific instructions are given for data collection, management and reporting, and referrals. The appendices contain specific information about how to assess children's oral health.


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      North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Dental Health. 1993. Sealant promotion project manual. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Dental Health, 42 pp.

      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
      Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
      Limited quantities available; photocopies may be made with permission of the department.

      This manual provides guidelines for planning and implementing a dental sealant program in schools. Appendices contain sample forms, instructions, and other documents for use in the program.


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        North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Community Health, Dental Health Section. 1997. Seal the state in '98. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Dental Health Section, 23 items.

        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
        Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
        Limited quantities are available; photocopies may be made with permission of the department.

        These materials provide information on North Carolina's oral health initiative to prevent tooth decay through increased use of dental sealants. The materials include fact sheets, brochures, public service announcements, pins, bookmarks, and other materials about dental sealants, as well as a synopsis of the 80-year history of oral public health in the state.


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          North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. [2010]. 2008-2009 annual report: North Carolina Oral Health Section. [Raleigh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 5 pp.

          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
          Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
          Available from the website.

          This report describes the activities of the North Carolina Oral Health Section in planning and providing a statewide science-based oral health program. Program services include oral health education and screening for children, as well as for the adults who influence their health, to reduce tooth decay and promote oral health. Five program areas are described: disease prevention, access to care, monitoring systems, health education and promotion, and residency training in dental public health. A map of North Carolina shows program providers and services by county.


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          North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2011. Strategic plan for July 2011 to June 2012. [Raliegh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 14 pp.

          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
          Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
          Available from the website.

          This document provides oral health information as part of the overall 2011–2012 strategic plan for improving the health of North Carolina citizens. Topics include eliminating disparities in oral health by using best practices to reduce oral diseases through prevention, education, and health promotion services; monitoring the public’s oral health; and promoting access to oral health care. Additional information is provided on community-based work force coverage, program goals and strategies, action steps and data and evaluation, and outcomes and measures of progress.


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          North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section. 2013. Final report: Development and dissemination of [priority] oral health risk assessment and referral (PORRT) guidelines. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section, 13 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 from the website.

          This report describes a project to increase the number of children enrolled in Medicaid who have a dental home by age 1 by disseminating risk assessment and referral guidelines to pediatricians and family physicians. The report describes the project's objectives to refine and pilot test the Priority Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT), develop an educational intervention and provide training, and conduct an evaluation of the intervention's impact on referral performance. Contents include a discussion of the activities accomplished within each of the objectives, lessons learned, and the significance of the results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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          North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2003-2009. County level oral health status data: 2008-2009. [Raleigh, NC]: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, annual.

          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
          Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
          Available from the website.

          These fact sheets provide county-level statistics on oral health status for North Carolina based on annual surveys of children in kindergarten and grade five. The fact sheets provide average values per child and school for numbers screened and percentage of children found with untreated tooth decay or with dental sealants.


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          North Carolina Early Childhood Oral Health Collaborative. 2013. Into the Mouths of Babes/Connecting the Docs toolkit. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, multiple items.

          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
          Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
          Available at no charge (program participants only); also available from the website.

          This toolkit is for health professionals trained to deliver preventive oral health services (oral evaluation and risk assessment, parent or caregiver education, fluoride varnish application, and dental home referral) to infants and young children from birth to age 42 months enrolled in Medicaid in North Carolina. Contents include videos on preventive oral health procedures and the Priority Oral Health Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT). Additional contents include steps for fluoride varnish application that can be posted in the exam room, information on Medicaid reimbursement, the PORRT and referral guidelines, a supply list, parent-education materials in English and Spanish, training guidelines, and a certificate.

               

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