National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
Available from the website.
This curriculum is designed to help lay health workers and health professionals promote oral health for pregnant women and families with young children. The curriculum is divided into the following sections: adult/caregiver, infancy, toddler, early childhood, school age, and adolescence. Topics include fluoride in water, oral hygiene, nutrition, dental sealants, oral injury, mouthguards, tobacco, oral cancer, oral piercings, "lift-the-lip" protocols for young children, dental home, and tooth decay. Also included are instructions for obtaining a fluoride analysis of a water sample. Supplemental materials include handouts for caregivers (in English and Spanish), booklets for children, assessment tools, and flip cards. An introductory video is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Oral health, Curricula, Pregnant women, Young children, Children, Adolescents, Life course, Health promotion, Educational materials, Spanish language materials, Audiovisual materials