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Lesesne C. 2015. Future Smiles program evaluation: Teacher interview summary. Atlanta, GA: ICF International, 13 pp.

ICF International
3 Corporate Square N.E., Suite 370
Atlanta, GA 30329

Telephone: (404) 321-3211
Fax: (404) 321-3688
Website: http://www.icfi.com
Available from the website.

This report describes a study to evaluate a preventive oral health care program for children in the Clark County School District (Nevada). Contents include an executive summary, background information, study methods and results, and a conclusion. Topics include the value of the school-based program as perceived by teachers and recommendations for improving oral health services and delivery of services in schools.


Gagliardi L. 2014. Dental health education: Lesson planning and implementation (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc., 264 pp.

This book is designed to assist educators of elementary school-age children in preparing lesson plans and discussions about oral health. In the first section, topics include community and cultural issues, teaching techniques, and classroom presentation and management. Section two discusses planning and implementing an oral health lesson plan, including good dental habits involving fluoride, plaque control, toothbrushing, flossing, nutrition and healthy teeth, anti-tobacco lessons, visiting the dentist, and children with special needs. The third section provides information on creating a community outreach program through dental health fairs and parent education meetings. Section four gives hints to help integrate the oral health program into the academic curriculum and visual aid samples are provided. The book concludes with additional resources such as fact sheets (in English and Spanish), a vocabulary list, recommended titles for the classroom, a glossary, and a bibliography.


    Booker WJ, Grant LE. 2014. Improving oral health literacy: Teaching primary school students through the Lessons in a Lunch Box program. Dallas, TX: Procter and Gamble Company, 1 v.

    Procter and Gamble Company
    1201 Elm Street, Fourth Floor
    Dallas, TX 75270

    Telephone: (800) 543-2577
    Website: http://www.dentalcare.com
    Available from the website.

    This course for oral health professionals outlines steps for implementing the Lessons in a Lunch Box program, a strategy to address health literacy with elementary school students and their families. Contents include an overview of health literacy, information on how to present the program and register schools for the program, and resources. Topics include routine oral health maintenance, oral disease prevention, healthy eating, and careers in dentistry. Continuing education credits are available.


    Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2013–. Tooth Tutor Dental Access Program. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

    Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health
    108 Cherry Street
    Burlington, VT 05402

    Telephone: (802) 863-7497
    Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343
    Fax: (802) 865-7554
    Website: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx
    Available from the website.

    This resource describes a program to help families, oral health professionals, elementary school nurses, Head Start staff, and others ensure that every child has access to preventive, restorative, and continuous oral health care. Contents include information about screening and oral health education in the classroom. TV and radio ads and videos about finding a dentist, what a dental visit looks like, and toothbrushing are also available.


    McMillen Center for Health Education. 2013. Brighter Futures: Oral health lesson plans. Okemos, MI: Delta Dental Foundation, multiple items.

    Delta Dental Foundation
    4100 Okemos Road
    Okemos, MI 48864

    Telephone: (800) 524-0149
    Website: http://www.deltadentalmi.com
    Available from the website.

    These lesson plans and supporting worksheets are designed to help teachers provide oral health education for students in grades 1–4 classroom settings. Topics include tooth decay, toothbrushing and flossing, fluorides, and choosing healthy foods and drinks. Information about the history of dentistry and science activity cards for are also provided.


    Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation. 2011. Captain Supertooth. Oklahoma City, OK: Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation, multiple items.

    Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation
    16 N.W. 63rd Street, Suite 201
    Oklahoma City, OK 73116

    Telephone: (405) 607-4771
    Secondary Telephone: (800) 522-0188, ext. 771
    Fax: (405) 607-4778
    E-mail: foundation@DeltaDentalOK.org
    Website: http://www.DDOKFoundation.org
    Available from the website.

    This program teaches students in kindergarten through third grade about the benefits of good oral hygiene. Captain Supertooth, a costumed superhero, educates children about toothbrushing, flossing, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist. The program typically lasts about 30 minutes and can be tailored to fit a school's needs. The program website features games and activities for children, tips and information for parents, and a curriculum and tools for teachers and school nurses.


    Maryland Children's Oral Health Institute. 2011. Code red: The oral health crisis in your classroom–Empowering the teacher to teach oral health education: A curriculum resource reference. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Children's Oral Health Institute, 46 pp.

    Maryland Children's Oral Heath Institute
    9199 Reisterstown Road, Suite 203A
    Owings Mill, MD 21117

    Telephone: (866) 508-8574
    Fax: (410) 356-8574
    E-mail: info@mycohi.org
    Website: http://www.mycohi.org
    Available from the website.

    This handbook encourages teachers to incorporate oral health education into their lesson plans and provides information about curriculum resources for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Contents include information about read-aloud books, songs and poems, and videos, as well as ideas for science experiments and field trips. Information about oral health programs, careers, and organizations is also included.


    Mindnich J, Kennedy B, Schutjer-Mance K. 2010. California report card 2011: Setting the agenda for children. Oakland, CA: Children Now, 108 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.

    This report highlights the health and education status of children in California by assigning letter grades to key individual determinants. Indicators of child health, education, and cross-systems issues are presented. Topics include health insurance, oral health, mental health, infant health, adolescent health, early care and education, K-12 education, after-school programs, obesity, child safety, and integrated services. Policy progress, recommendations, and data are included.


    [Newhart V]. 2009. Oral health education. [Helena, MT]: Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau, Mutliple items.

    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program
    111 North Sanders Street
    Helena, MT 59620

    Telephone: (406) 444-5622
    Website: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth
    Available from the website.

    These oral health education learning modules are intended for students in 1st through 5th grades in Montana. Each module focuses on one grade level and provides a summary of objectives, along with optional activities. Learning objectives and a list of materials are provided for each activity. Additional resources such as links to organizational websites and handouts are also included. Topics are addressed as age-appropriate and include tooth development and structure, tooth decay, oral disease, and injury prevention. All modules address oral hygiene and nutrition.


    Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Initiative. 2009. 2008–2009 third-grade oral health survey Nevada. Carson City, NV: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Initiative, 26 pp.

    Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Initiative
    4150 Technology Way
    Carson City, NV 89706

    Telephone: (775) 684-3479
    Fax: (775) 684-4245
    Website: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/OH/OH-Home
    Available from the website.

    This report presents results from a survey of third-grade students in Nevada to obtain population parameter estimates for three oral health indicators: dental caries experience, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealants. Contents include an overview of the survey's key findings, oral health outcome estimates for the state broken down by various demographic characteristics and according to the affordability and accessibility of dental care, and the methods used to conduct the screenings. Topics include educating students about oral hygiene habits and informing parents or guardians of the need for dental care. Statewide measures for determining Nevada's status relative to national targets specified in Healthy People 2010 are included.


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