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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
Available from the website.

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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U.S. Office of Head Start. 2016–. Head Start policy and regulations. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, multiple items.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
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These resources for Head Start agencies that provide services to children and families describe program performance standards and the requirements set forth in the Head Start Act of 2007. Topics include program governance, financial and administrative requirements, administrative procedures, and definitions. Information about program operations including oral health services are provided. Additional resources for grantees include information memoranda, program instructions, and information about fiscal regulations.


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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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Wright JT, Crall JJ, Fontana M, Gillette J, Novy BB, Dhar V, Donly K, Hewlett ER, Quinonez, RB Chaffin J, Crespin M, Iafolla T, Siegal MD, Tampi MP, Graham L, Estrich C, Carrasco-Labra A. 2016. Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit- and fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Journal of the American Dental Association 147(8):672–682.

American Dental Association, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Website: http://ebd.ada.org
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This report presents findings from a systematic review and recommendations to address clinical questions related to the effect of pit- and fissure-sealant on preventing and arresting dental caries in children and adolescents. Additional topics include the efficacy of dental sealants compared with fluoride varnishes, and the relative merit of head-to-head comparisons of the different types of sealant material used on pits and fissures of occlusal surfaces.


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Bertness J, Holt K, Barzel R, eds. 2016. Promoting oral health in schools: A resource guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 38 pp.

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
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This guide provides resources to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, parents, and others promote oral health and prevent oral disease in school-age children and adolescents. The guide is divided into two sections. The first section describes materials such as brochures, fact sheets, guidelines, curricula, and reports. The second section lists federal agencies, national professional associations, resource centers, and national coalitions that may serve as resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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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 provides information about 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, oral examinations, 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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Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Fluoride mouthrinse program manual (rev.). Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 28 pp.

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
Available from the website.

This manual provides school personnel and volunteers with the procedures and requirements for administering and implementing a school-based fluoride mouthrinse program in Ohio. Topics include program roles, responsibilities, and operation; administration guidelines; recommendations for teachers; and program implementation and site visits. Forms and procedural options including adaptations for students with special needs 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, 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 available.


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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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