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Smith R, and Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery. 1997. Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery's guide to family dental care. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 480 pp.

Written for consumers, this book discusses the advancements in prevention, diagnosis, materials, and treatment choices available. Topics include oral anatomy, visiting the dentist, routine care, care throughout life, dental problems and treatments, fears, emergencies and controversies, and the future of dentistry. Information on dental insurance and managed care plans is given. The book concludes with a section on dental symptoms, a glossary, appendices of dental associations and dental schools, and an index.


    Silverton S, Sinkford J, Inglehart M, Tedesco L, Valachovic R. [1998]. Women's health in the dental school curriculum: Women's health—Report of a survey and recommendations. Rockville, MD: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, 404 pp.

    Education Resources Information Center
    Institute of Education Sciences U.S. Department of Education 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20208

    Telephone: (202) 219-1385
    Website: http://www.eric.ed.gov
    Available from the website. Document Number: NIH 994399.

    This report presents results from a survey of U.S. and Canadian dental schools conducted during 1997 by the American Association of Dental Schools. The report focuses on how women's health and oral health issues are addressed in the dental school curriculum. The appendices contain an annotated bibliography of research on oral and craniofacial health and disease in women, as well as articles and other documents (testimony, statistical charts and graphs, models, and samples) related to oral health education and women's health.


    Siegel SM, ed. 1998. Advances and progress in oral health through oral care education: Scientific proof of the effectiveness of a global oral health education initiative. Yardley, PA: Professional Audience Communications, 73 pp.

    Professional Audience Communications
    P.O. Box 243
    Yardley, PA 19067

    Telephone: (215) 493-7400
    Fax: (215) 493-9804
    E-mail: dntlpblshr@dentalpac.com
    Website: http://www.dentalpac.com/main.html
    $40.00 including shipping. Document Number: ISBN 0-9662849-0-9.

    This report describes the benefits of global oral health awareness initiatives, demonstrates the efficacy of existing programs, and discusses clinical benefits accrued by children participating in the Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program. The report is divided into four sections. Section I explores a decade of scientific research on oral health programs. Section II describes Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, both in the United States and in other countries. Section III presents the protocol and results of a study of students in grade 3 in India who participated in Bright Smiles, Bright Futures. Section IV summarizes the report's major points.


      Siegel SM, ed. 2000. Advances and progress in oral health through oral care education: Scientific proof of the effectiveness of a global oral health education initiative–An update. Yardley, PA: Professional Audience Communications, 15 pp.

      Professional Audience Communications
      P.O. Box 243
      Yardley, PA 19067

      Telephone: (215) 493-7400
      Fax: (215) 493-9804
      E-mail: dntlpblshr@dentalpac.com
      Website: http://www.dentalpac.com/main.html
      Single copies available at no charge.

      This report update describes the efficacy of the Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program in China and India, as well as a study on preventive dental education in Qatar. It is a follow up to the 1998 report of the same title.


        Scholastic, Inc. 2014. Swish this: Exploring mouth bacteria and oral health. Jefferson City, MO: Scholastic, Inc., multiple items.

        Scholastic, Inc.
        2931 East McCarty Street
        Jefferson City, MO 65101

        Telephone: (573) 636-5271
        Website: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/index.jsp
        Available from the website.

        These resources are designed to assist teachers and health care professionals in engaging students in grades 6–12 in a science exploration of the microorganisms that live in the mouth and their impact on oral health. Contents include teacher activity instructions; student worksheets; a poster; tips for health care professionals on visiting and navigating the classroom; and a digital microscope that students can use to look at bacteria, plaque, and gingivitis; and more. The student worksheets address topics such as classroom experiments, creating a public service announcement, dental visits, and tooth decay.


        Rozier RG, Dudney GG, Spratt CJ. 1991. The 1986–87 North Carolina school oral health survey. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Dental Health, 248 pp, exec summ (30 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 at no charge.

        This volume provides the primary findings from the North Carolina School Oral Health Survey. It describes the oral health of children in North Carolina public schools during the 1986–87 school year as measured by their decayed, missing, and filled teeth; the number of children with dental sealants; the children's periodontal status; and variations in conditions according to age, race, gender, degree of urbanism, geographic region, and parental education. The volume is illustrated with tables and ends with appendices on the classroom worksheet, study variables, the survey form, and the method of computing sample weights.


          Rosenthal M. 2006–. Dr. Rosenthal's toolkit: Clinical and management tools for effective school-based dental programs. Washington, DC: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools.

          Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
          George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 2175 K Street, N.W., Suite 200, Room 213
          Washington, DC 20037

          Telephone: (202) 994-4895
          E-mail: chhcs@gwu.edu
          Website: http://www.healthinschools.org
          Available from the website.

          This resource contains materials for school-based health center leaders to use in organizing and managing a successful oral health practice. Topics include appointment procedures, clinical processes and protocols, billing and data collection, problem-oriented dental records, dental quality assurance, and management information systems. Various forms, slips, checklists, and reviews are provided.


          Robinson LA, ed. 2012. Oral health literacy. Journal of the California Dental Association 40(4):283–378, 1 v.

          California Dental Association
          1201 K Street, 14th Floor
          Sacramento, CA 95814

          Telephone: (800) 232-7645
          E-mail: contactcda@cda.org
          Website: http://www.cda.org
          Available from the website.

          This issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association focuses on oral health literacy. Topics include a national plan to improve health literacy in dentistry; the potential to address oral health literacy in K–12 schools; creating and maintaining health literate dental practices, clinics, and schools; and increasing health literacy for oral cancers among professionals and the public.


          Pyatt J, Spink D, Alves-Dunkerson J, Rakoz L, Thronson G, Williamson G. 2011. Tooth tutor: A simplified oral health curriculum for pre-k to grade 12 (2nd ed.). Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 171 pp.

          Health Education Resource Exchange
          Washington State Department of Health P.O. Box 47833
          Olympia, WA 98504-7833

          Telephone: (360) 236-3736
          Fax: (360) 664-4500
          E-mail: here@doh.wa.gov
          Website: http://here.doh.wa.gov
          Available from the website.

          This curriculum for teachers, school nurses, and student instructors in Washington promotes oral health and learning among students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Contents include teacher background information; class activities for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, elementary school, and middle and high school; and a glossary. Topics include the importance of oral health; tooth decay; fluoride, dental sealants, and nutrition; toothbrushing and flossing; tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs; injury prevention; and visiting the dental office. [Note: Contains dated information on using fluoridated toothpaste.]


          Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Dental Health. [1990]. Dental fundamentals: An instructional guide for oral health education, grades K–6. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Dental Health, 177 pp.

          Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program
          246 North High Street
          Columbus, OH 43215

          Telephone: (614) 466-4180
          Fax: (614) 564-2421
          E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov
          Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx

          This manual serves as a teacher's guide for educating children in grades K–6 concerning oral health; it includes curriculum components, instructional strategies, and supporting materials. The manual includes the audiotape A Sound Tour of a Dental Clinic and the videotape Seal in a Smile. A packet containing a food models guide to illustrate the food guide pyramid is also included.


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