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Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2015. Meeting summary: Delaware Oral Health 2015 Forum. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, 5 pp.

Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services
Jesse Cooper Building 417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Telephone: (302) 744-4554
Fax: (302) 661-7229
Website: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html
Available from the website.

This document summarizes a meeting focused on oral health equity, systems of care, and oral health literacy and attended by representatives from health organizations and community agencies on May 8, 2015, in Dover, DE. Topics include innovative initiatives from across the country and how these activities can be applied locally. Information about individual and organizational strategies for advancing oral health is included.


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[Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health]. 2015. Foods for healthy teeth (rev.). [Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health], 6 pp.

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: (877) 463-3464
Fax: (410) 333-7392
E-mail: dhmh.oralhealth@maryland.gov
Website: http://fha.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/SitePages/Home.aspx
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This brochure focuses on nutrition and oral health. Topics include foods that are good for teeth; the natural sweetener xylitol; the benefits of vitamins B, C, and D; foods to eat in moderation; foods and drinks to avoid; how much juice infants, young children, and adolescents should consume daily; how plaque can cause tooth decay and gum disease; and ways to avoid tooth decay. The brochure is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari (Afghan Persian), Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kreyol (Haitian Creole), Pashto, and Spanish.


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Petty D. 2015. Eliminating tooth decay in the Karen refugee population. Plymouth, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (40 min, 27 sec).

Minnesota Oral Health Coalition
4190 Vinewood Lane N, #111-416
Plymouth, MN 55442

Telephone: (763) 381-1701
E-mail: info@minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org
Website: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org
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This video describes qualitative and quantitative research on oral health knowledge and behavior within the Karen refugee community in Minnesota, and how the results were used to target educational oral health topics to Karen leaders, parents, adolescents, and children. The video covers evidence-based oral health topics for the Karen refugee community and strategies for collaboration among oral health professionals, educators, and refugee community leaders.


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. 2014. North Carolina Program on Health Literacy. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, multiple items.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
725 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, CB# 7590
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Telephone: (919) 966-5011
E-mail: contact@schsr.unc.edu
Website: http://www.schsr.unc.edu
Available from the website.

This program is designed to further health literacy collaborations among university disciplines (medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, and education), community organizations, and others to improve health outcomes. Program services include continuing medical education, patient education materials and patient decision aids, curriculum development, health care system quality improvement, and grant writing assistance. Information about program members, literacy assessment instruments, health communication aids, teaching aids, and a toolkit are available on the website.


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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.


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National Center on Health. 2013. Tips for families from the Head Start National Center on Health. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Health, 14 items.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
Available from the website.

This kit includes fact sheets for families in Head Start programs on a variety of health topics related to children. Topics include active play, health literacy, understanding and using health information, healthy breathing at home (asthma prevention), healthy eating, mental health, oral health, safety and injury prevention, and healthy active living. The materials are available in English and Spanish.


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Mascarenhas AK, Atchison KA. 2013. Developing dental public health competencies and curriculum for predoctoral dental and dental hygiene programs. Springfield, IL: American Association of Public Health Dentistry, multiple items.

American Association of Public Health Dentistry
3085 Stevenson Drive, Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62703

Telephone: (217) 529-6941
Fax: (217) 529-9120
E-mail: info@aaphd.org
Website: http://www.aaphd.org
Available from the website.

This resource provides a list of eight dental public health competencies and a curriculum to provide predoctoral dental students and dental hygiene students with the necessary foundation of knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the U.S. population. Topics of the courses include principles in dental public health; oral health literacy; ethics; dental public health policy and advocacy; oral health promotion and disease prevention; and evidence-based dentistry. Contents include presentations, instructor guides, syllabi, and other material.


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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
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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.


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University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. 2012. Order form: Caries prevention material. College Park, MD: University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, 1 pp.

University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
Dean's Office SPH Building, Room 2367 University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-2356
E-mail: HealthLiteracy@umd.edu
Website: http://www.healthliteracy.umd.edu
Available at no charge.

This poster series provides evidence-based messages about preventing tooth decay in infants and young children. The posters can be used in well-child clinics, preschool programs, WIC, Head Start programs, dental clinics, and health centers to introduce key oral health messages to parents and other caregivers and to reinforce other educational messages. Topics include dental sealants, fluorides, and oral hygiene. The posters are available in English and Spanish.


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Healthy Roads Media. 2012. Concerns and discomforts of pregnancy: Oral health. [Falcon Heights, MN]: Healthy Roads Media, 1 p.

HealthReach
National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510 6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5467
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

Telephone: (301) 496-1131
Secondary Telephone: (888) FINDNLM
Fax: (301) 480-3537
E-mail: healthreachinfo@mail.nlm.nih.gov
Website: http://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov
Available from the website.

This document provides information about oral health and oral health care during pregnancy. Topics include how to protect teeth from stomach acid after vomiting as a result of nausea and oral hygiene and oral health care during pregnancy. The document is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. Video and audio versions are also available.

     

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