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South Dakota Department of Health. [2016]. Dental health matters. [Pierre, SD]: South Dakota Department of Health, 1 p.

South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536

Telephone: (605) 773-3361
Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301
Website: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth
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This infographic focuses on the oral health status of children and adolescents in South Dakota. Topics include untreated tooth decay in children ages 6–8 in South Dakota compared to the general U.S. population and ways to prevent tooth decay. Contents include the number of high school students who have missed school because of problems with their teeth or mouth, the percentage of students in third grade who have not visited the dentist in the past 12 months, and the percentage of children who do not have dental sealants. Information about healthy behaviors such as toothbrushing, flossing, drinking water or milk instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, limiting the intake of decay-causing foods, and using products containing fluoride is also provided.


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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health. [2016]. Oral health and medical professionals. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 1 p.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health
201 Townsend Street Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48913

Telephone: (517) 373-3740
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html
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This resource provides information about Michigan's online training and how physicians and nurse practitioners can be certified to receive Medicaid reimbursement for applications of fluoride varnish for infants and children aged 0-35 months. It also links to a fluoride varnish training module.


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Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program; Columbus Public Health Dental Sealant Program, East Columbus Elementary, Hamilton Local Elementary. 2016. Seal in a smile. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, 1 video (4 min, 21 sec).

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-4180
Fax: (614) 564-2421
E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov
Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx
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This video for children addresses the importance of dental sealants. Live action and animation are used to demonstrate what sealants are, how they prevent tooth decay, and how they are applied.


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Tennessee Department of Health. 2016. Dental fact sheets. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, multiple items.

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section
710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: (615) 741-3111
E-mail: tn.health@tn.us
Website: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth
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These resources provide information about the importance of oral health and oral health care for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include dental caries and periodontal disease and prevention strategies such as dental sealants, fluoride, injury prevention, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Information about primary and permanent tooth eruption is also provided.


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Tennessee Department of Health. 2016. Update on oral health services. [Nashville, TN]: Tennessee Department of Health, 8 pp.

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section
710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: (615) 741-3111
E-mail: tn.health@tn.us
Website: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth
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This annual report summarizes oral health services in Tennessee. Topics include the provision of child screenings, referrals, and fluoride varnish applications by public health nurses in medical clinics; child screenings, dental exams, health education, and dental sealants in schools; child and adult visits to rural dental clinics; adult extractions, cleanings, and emergency dental services; and information dissemination. Data on the number of individuals served and the number of services provided by program are included.


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Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2016. Oral evaluation and fluoride varnish in the medical home. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 1 v.

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program
P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1938
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Telephone: (512) 776-7323
Fax: (512) 776-7256
E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm
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This resource describes Oral Evaluation and Fluoride Varnish (OEFV), a program aimed at improving the oral health of infants and young children (ages 6–35 months) in Texas. Topics include certification and reimbursement for physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses for performing limited services in conjunction with a Texas Health Steps medical checkup. Program services include oral evaluation, fluoride varnish application, anticipatory guidance, and referral to a dental home. Links to training programs, forms, materials, product resources, online provider lookup, and the Medicaid provider website are also provided on the website.


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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 2016. Administration manual: Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 32 pp.

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
620 South 76th Street, Suite 120
Milwaukee, WI 53214

Telephone: (414) 292-4000
Secondary Telephone: (414) 292-4004
Fax: (414) 231-4972
Website: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13
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This manual provides information on administering Seal-A-Smile (SAS)-funded projects in Wisconsin. The purpose of the SAS program is to improve the oral health of children through school-based dental sealant programs. Topics include project implementation, expenses, payment procedures, project changes, program oversight, performance benchmarks, reports and data collection, publicity, policies and procedures, and references. A request for reimbursement form and screening survey criteria are included as appendices.


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Brame JL. 2016. Improve oral health during pregnancy. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 14(3):55–57.

Belmont Publications
CE Department 3621 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 265
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Telephone: (714) 825-0988
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This course for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants focuses on the importance of receiving professional oral health care during pregnancy to maintain oral health. Topics include the importance of maintaining oral health throughout pregnancy, possible oral health complications during pregnancy, appropriate oral health care for pregnant women, and oral hygiene recommendations for this population.


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Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. [2015]. Dental sealants keep children healthy & ready to learn. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 1 p.

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724

Telephone: (850) 245-4333
Website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html
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This infographic provides information about dental caries (tooth decay) in school-age children and how dental sealants prevent decay and reduce costs in Florida. Contents include the percentage of students in third grade who have untreated decay, the number and cost of caries-related emergency department visits, the costs of sealants vs fillings, and the potential return on investment. Information about state programs that provide preventive oral health services is included.


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Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and Healthy People Curriculum Task Force. 2015. Clinical prevention and population health curriculum framework (rev.). Washington, DC: Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, 27 pp.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 463-0550
Secondary Telephone: (866) 474-APTR (474-2787)
Fax: (202) 463-0555
E-mail: info@aptrweb.org
Website: http://www.aptrweb.org
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This framework provides a common core of knowledge for clinical health professions about individual and population-oriented prevention and health-promotion efforts. The framework provides a content outline that is compatible with a range of learning outcomes or competencies as determined by each health profession, a structure for organizing and monitoring curricula, and a structure for communicating with and among health professions. The appendices contain models of how the framework content has been integrated into interprofessional education settings, as well as into profession-specific curricula such as oral-health-education curricula.

     

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