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National Assembly on School-Based Health Care. 2016. National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Washington, DC: National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, annual.

School-Based Health Alliance
1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: (202) 638-5872
Secondary Telephone: (888) 286-8727
Fax: (202) 638-5879
E-mail: info@nasbhc.org
Website: http://www.sbh4all.org/
Available from the website.

This resource provides information and resources for promoting National School Based Health Care Awareness Month (February).


Hecht A, Buck S, Patel A. 2016. Water first: A toolkit for promoting water intake in community settings. Battle Creek, MI: W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2 items.

This guide is designed to help communities prevent obesity and dental caries and promote children's overall development by promoting drinking water as an alternative to sugary drinks such as soda and sports drinks. Contents include strategies for building a team and defining and spreading the message in child care facilities, clinics, parks, schools, and other community-based settings. A 2-page fact sheet is also available.


From the First Tooth. 2015. Starting a state pediatric oral health initiative: Step-by-step guide of lessons learned in four New England states. [Portland, ME]: From the First Tooth, 31 pp.

From the First Tooth
c/o MaineHealth 110 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101

Telephone: (207) 662-6296
E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org
Website: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org
Available from the website.

This document provides guidance for states on designing and implementing a program to train private medical practices, community health centers, and health professional schools to incorporate oral health assessments, health education, fluoride varnish application, and referrals into standard pediatric practice. Topics include program partners, financing, recruitment, training, adoption, sustainability, and measures. Additional topics include the importance of engaging future health professionals, educating consumers, and establishing a dental home. Recommendations are also provided. The appendices contain sample marketing materials, a letter of commitment, electronic health record screenshots, new hire training information, follow-up surveys, maintenance of certification guidelines, and an evaluation form.


TeethFirst!. 2014–. TeethFirst! campaign materials. [Providence, RI: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT; Rhode Island Oral Health Commission], multiple items.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

Telephone: (401) 351-9400
Fax: (401) 351-1758
E-mail: info@TeethFirstRI.org
Website: http://www.teethfirstri.org
Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

These resources are designed to health professionals and community organizations increase awareness about the importance of the age one dental visit. Contents include a poster, brochures, activity sheets, and videos to share with patients and clients. Topics include oral health in infants, young children, and pregnant women; finding a dentist; dental insurance; and reimbursement. The materials are available in English and Spanish.


Alabama Department of Public Health. 2014. Put some brush and floss in your life today. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, 1 video (1 min), 4 posters.

Alabama Department of Public Health
RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Telephone: (334) 206-5300
Secondary Telephone: (800) ALA-1818
Website: http://www.adph.org
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help educate people in Alabama about the benefits of healthy teeth and gums. Contents include a video and four posters. Topics include the costs of untreated oral disease; the relationship between oral health and overall health; tooth decay in children; and the importance of toothbrushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups to maintaining good oral health.


American Dental Association. 2010. Raising the momentum through continuity of care: Finding dental homes for America's children—Symposium proceedings. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 82 pp.

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-7494
E-mail: info@ada.org
Website: http://www.ada.org
Available from the website.

This report summarizes proceedings of a symposium held on July 22–23, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, to identify promising practices for community oral health programs. Contents include an overview of the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Oral Health Awareness and Education Literacy Program, a statistical analysis and overview of the 2010 GKAS Day data, and an overview of the 2010 GKAS grant recipients. Additional topics include the following: care continuity, the GKAS database, dental students as strategic partners, providing access to free health care and case management to children who are uninsured, creating and sustaining a safety net for school-age children, Medicaid, continuing education, volunteers, and increasing access to oral health care for vulnerable populations through community health workers.


Maryland Office of Oral Health, University of Maryland Dental School. 2010. Mighty tooth says: Seal away tooth decay!. [Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health].

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health
201 West Preston Street, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Telephone: (410) 767-5300
Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258
Fax: (410) 333-7392
E-mail: dhmh.oralhealth@maryland.gov
Website: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx
Available from the website.

These resources are aimed at increasing public demand for dental sealants in private and public dental offices and in school-based and school-linked programs. Topics include (1) what are dental sealants, (2) why get sealants, (3) what causes tooth decay, and (4) who should get sealants. Additional contents include a video, a letter about the campaign that was sent to oral health professionals, and links to other resources such as a booklet about dental sealants (in English and Spanish) and guides on finding oral health care. A report on the project findings is also available from the web site.


Oral Health Kansas. 2008. Your mouth matters campaign. [Topeka, KS]: Oral Health Kansas; [Overland Park, KS]: Dental Dental Plan for Kansas Foundation, 9 items.

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
Single photocopies available at no charge.

This folder contains resources from a child-oral-health awareness campaign in Kansas. Contents include (1) a poster illustrating dental development from birth to age 17; (2) postcards on the impact of poor oral health on school-age children, the importance of good oral health to overall health and child development, and supporting healthy food options in schools; (3) a booklet of facts to encourage conversations about oral health; and (4) fact sheets on public policy priorities, extended care permits, Medicaid dental coverage for adults, and oral health care for older adults. A series of television commercials is also available at no charge from the Oral Health Kansas Web site. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


    Beam P. 2007. [Oral health messages for parents and other caregivers of young children]. [Atlanta, GA]: Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program, 9 items.

    Georgia Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program
    Two Peachtree Street, N.W., 11th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30303-3186

    Telephone: (404) 657-2850
    Website: http://dph.georgia.gov/oral-health-program
    Limited quantities available at no charge (artwork also available at no charge upon request).

    These materials are intended for use in delivering oral health messages to parents and other caregivers of young children in Georgia. Contents include church fans, laminated cards, and a parent guide. Each fan or card contains information on one of four oral health topics, including primary and permanent teeth, fluorides, tooth decay, and early childhood caries. The parent guide describes Georgia's Oral Health Prevention Program services and provides information on the oral health status and care of young children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


      Citizen's Watch for Kids' Oral Health. 2002. Watch your mouth. Seattle, WA: Citizen's Watch for Kids' Oral Health, 16 items.

      Washington Dental Service Foundation
      P.O. Box 75983
      Seattle, WA 98175-0983

      Telephone: (206) 528-2372
      E-mail: info@deltadentalwa.com
      Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
      Available at no charge.

      This information package for the Washington State oral health awareness campaign, a campaign designed for children and adolescents, includes brochures, posters, stickers, a sample policy summary, a sample press release, fact sheets, flyers, memos, talking points, scripts for public service advertisements, and a list of campaign founding members.


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