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American Dental Hygienists' Association. n.d.. Oral health nutrition. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 1 p.

American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone: (312) 440-8900
Fax: (312) 440-1806
Website: http://www.adha.org
Available from the website.

This document provides information about oral health and nutrition. The document describes foods that help to build healthy teeth and gums including foods that provide calcium, B vitamins, vitamins C and D, iron and protein, and magnesium and zinc. The document also explains the role of dental hygienists in providing oral health education and establishing a tobacco cessation program.


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Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice in partnership with the American College of Physicians and the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health . 2016. Oral health and HPV. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, 2 pp.

American College of Physicians
190 North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572

Telephone: (215) 351-2400
Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546
Website: https://www.acponline.org
Available from the website.

This fact sheet describes human papillomavirus (HPV) and how it is linked to oral health. Topics include how oral HPV can be prevented, the warning signs of oral HPV, and how oral HPV can be treated. Questions to ask a primary care health professional and additional resources are included. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.


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Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice in partnership with the American College of Physicians and the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health . 2016. Oral health and diabetes. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, 2 pp.

American College of Physicians
190 North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572

Telephone: (215) 351-2400
Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546
Website: https://www.acponline.org
Available from the website.

This fact sheet describes how diabetes is linked to oral health. Topics include common oral health problems related to diabetes, including gum disease, oral thrush, and dry mouth; warning signs of oral health problems related to diabetes and how they are diagnosed and treated; and how to prevent complications of diabetes. Questions to ask a primary care health professional and additional resources are included. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.


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TeethFirst!. 2016. Good dental health: A partnership between you & me. Providence, RI: TeethFirst!, 8 pp.

TeethFirst!
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.

[in process] This flip book for health professionals to share with parents and other caregivers covers the basics of good oral health in infants and young children. Each page is double sided and designed as a hands-on teaching tool. The patient-facing pages feature clear, simple text (in English and Spanish) and engaging pictures and illustrations to educate families. On the back of the patient–facing pages are helpful conversation guidelines (English). The pages are laminated (making them wipeable for infection control) and bound with a metal ring that can be opened to remove or re-order pages. The book also includes an interactive chart to help health professionals establish self-management goals for families to work on while at home.


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Families USA and Children's Dental Health Project. 2014. Buying children's dental coverage through the marketplace. Washington, DC: Families USA, 7 pp, (What you need to know about health insurance).

Families USA
1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005-6100

Telephone: (202) 628-3030
Fax: (202) 347-2417
E-mail: info@familiesusa.org
Website: http://www.familiesusa.org
Available from the website.

This guide for families uses frequently asked questions to explain the children’s dental benefit (a provision of the Affordable Care Act) and how it works. Topics include guidance on buying coverage through a state marketplace, eligibility, covered services, the difference between dental coverage sold separately vs. as part of a medical plan, premiums, deductibles, copayments, co-insurance, out-of-pocket limits, and consumer protections. Information on financial assistance, coverage requirements, and buying coverage for adults is also included.


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Oskouian R, Romano-Clarke G. 2013. A pediatric guide to children's oral health flip chart and reference guide (rev. ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, 4 items.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Telephone: (866) 843-2271
Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779
E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org
Website: http://www2.aap.org/oralhealth
$44.95, nonmembers; $39.95 for members; plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-824-8.

These resources feature pictures and speakers’ notes to help pediatricians counsel clients about oral health and fluoride varnish. The resources include a flip chart and a reference guide in English and Spanish, as well as a presentation. Topics include primary teeth, early childhood caries, feeding, nonnutritive sucking, fluoride modalities, toothbrushing, and flossing. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    National Cancer Institute. 2009. What you need to know about: Oral cancer [rev. ed.]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 50 pp, (What you need to know about).

    National Cancer Institute
    6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300
    Bethesda, MD 20892-8322

    Telephone: (800) 422-6237
    Secondary Telephone:
    Fax: (301) 402-0555
    E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov
    Website: http://www.cancer.gov
    Available at no charge (order online at https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/detail.aspx?prodid=P032); also available from the website. Document Number: P032.

    This booklet is about oral cancer. The booklet tells about treatment, nutrition, reconstruction and rehabilitation, and taking part in research studies. The booklet also has lists of questions to ask the doctor.


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    Abrams MA, Dreyer BP, eds. 2009. Plain language pediatrics: Health literacy strategies and communication resources for common pediatric topics. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 337 pp.

    American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

    Telephone: (847) 434-4000
    Fax: (847) 434-8000
    Website: http://www.aap.org
    $54.95 for non-members, $49.95 for members, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-265-9.

    This book provides a framework for implementing a plain language approach to communication between health care staff and patients in the office. Part one explores limited health literacy, including the scope of the problem, how it affects children in particular, and how health care providers can address and overcome health literacy issues with patients and their caregivers. Part two of the book provides a series of 25 reproducible patient education handouts in both English and Spanish. Sample topics of handouts include asthma, bronchiolitis, fever, influenza, oral health, smoking, and temper tantrums. Provided with the handouts are techniques and professional guidance for health care providers to incorporate plain language about each topic into their daily practice.


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      National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2008. Oral complications of systemic diseases. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, multiple items.

      National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
      National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892

      Telephone: (866) 232-4528
      Fax: (301) 480-4098
      E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Website: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov
      Available from the website.

      These resources for health professionals and consumers include information about managing and preventing oral complications of cancer treatment, developmental disabilities, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and HIV and AIDS. The resources include publications in English and Spanish, news releases, articles, reports from meetings, and information about clinical trials. Information from other government agencies and additional resources are provided.


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      Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Health Care Financing. 2006. Healthy teeth for mom and me: Oral health provider training. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Health Care Financing.

      Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Health Care Access and Accountability
      One West Wilson Street
      Madison, WI 53703

      Telephone: (608) 266-1865
      Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dhcaa/index.htm
      Available from the website.

      These program materials are designed for use in providing on-site training to health professionals in promoting maternal oral health and preventing early childhood caries. Topics include conducting oral health risk assessments to identify individuals in need of preventive or restorative oral health services, making referrals, educating pregnant adolescents on the importance of good oral health, linking maternal oral health to birth outcomes, and applying fluoride varnish, if indicated. Contents include a letter to health professionals; background information on early-childhood-caries prevention in health systems; outcome objectives; presentation slides; risk assessment, anticipatory guidance, and fluoride varnish manuals; sample oral-health-education materials; a list of resources; and selected articles. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

           

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