. Public policy statements of the Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association, 1948–1995 collection. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, Oral Health Section, 25 pp.
California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Oral Health Program
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This document is a compilation of the 24 oral health policy statements issued by the American Public Health Association between 1948 and 1995. Topics include fluoridation and dietary fluoride supplements, periodontal disease, federal grants, emergency dental care, continuing education, oral health care as an essential part of comprehensive health services, expanded use of dental auxiliary personnel, maintenance of specialty status for dental public health, pit and fissure sealants, health risks of smokeless tobacco products, state dental hygiene practice acts, early childhood caries prevention, and the use of mouth guards in preventing orofacial injury.
Keywords: Oral health, American Public Health Association, Health policy, Fluorides, Periodontal diseases, Federal grants, Comprehensive health care, Dental sealants, Smokeless tobacco, Early childhood caries, Mouth protectors, Injury prevention