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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Region VII. 1991. Public Health Service Region VII Workshop on Oral Health: A vital component of primary health care for mothers and children. Kansas City, MO: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Region VII, 54 pp.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available for loan.

This workshop discussed increasing awareness and improving integration of oral health in primary care systems and preventive health interventions for mothers and children with special health care needs. It was held on April 10-11, 1991, in Des Moines, Iowa. The document includes oral health action plans for Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri; a workshop evaluation; comments on the workshop; the workshop agenda; a list of sponsors; and a list of attendees.

    Keywords: Oral health, Children with special health care needs, Mothers, Primary care, Region VII, Preventive health services, Guidelines

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Region IV. 1991. Public Health Service Region IV Workshop on Oral Health of Mothers and Children. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Division of Health Services Delivery, 38 pp.

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Available for loan.

    This report of a workshop, held August 7-8, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, gives information on efforts in Region IV to address issues in the oral health of children and families within the Southeastern United States. The goals of the workshop were to review the oral health status of mothers and children, to develop strategies that would make oral health service a more integral part of the total health care system and to identify personnel, resources and methods crucial to implementing the strategies. Reports from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are included. The states' reports include the issues identified as problems, accomplishments, the personnel or organizations to be included, and the state's plan of action to address the issues.

      Keywords: Oral health, Mothers, Children, Region IV, Preventive health services, Health care services, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

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      Ohio Department of Health, Division of Family and Community Health Services, Bureau of Oral Health Services. [1991]. Guidelines for dental component of perinatal projects. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, 11 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 at no charge.

      These guidelines indicate ways that perinatal staff working in Child and Family Health Services programs in Ohio can help women improve their oral health. The guidelines include a sample oral health history designed to gather information about the individual's oral health, suggested procedures to follow during a screening, sample forms for use during oral health counseling, and instructions for implementing the guidelines. Questions in the oral health history cover general oral hygiene, fluoride, and the woman's planned method of feeding her baby.

        Keywords: Oral health, Perinatal care, Women's health, Preventive health services, Counseling, Screening, Clinics, Guidelines, Ohio

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        Hall WR, Sterritt GR, Rossetti J, eds. 1994. Head Start dental consultant manual. Washington, DC: Head Start Bureau and U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 151 pp.

        National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
        Georgetown University Box 571272
        Washington, DC 20057-1272

        Telephone: (202) 784-9771
        Fax: (202) 784-9777
        E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
        Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
        Available for loan.

        This manual provides standards for the Head Start dental consultation process and guidance in the interpretation of the Head Start program performance standards. The document presents an overview of the Head Start program, describes general goals and objectives of the dental component, details roles and responsibilities of dental consultants, provides written resource and reference material, and standardizes the national dental consultation and reporting system. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

          Keywords: Head Start, Manuals, Pediatric dentistry, Public health dentistry, Oral health, Dental care, Preventive health services, Standards

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          American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. 1995. Caries diagnosis and risk assessment: A review of preventive strategies and management. Journal of the American Dental Association 126 (special supplement):1-S–24-S.

          National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
          Georgetown University Box 571272
          Washington, DC 20057-1272

          Telephone: (202) 784-9771
          Fax: (202) 784-9777
          E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
          Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
          Available for loan.

          This special supplement contains articles on the diagnosis, risk assessment, prevention, and management of dental caries. Individual articles include Treating Caries as an Infectious Disease, Personalizing Caries Risk Assessment and Diagnosis, Personalizing Caries Prevention, Ongoing Reassessment of Caries Risk, and Preventive Intervention Strategies. Prevention strategies include educational reinforcement, pit and fissure sealants, fluoride supplementation, fluoride dentifrices, fluoride gels and rinses, and antimicrobial mouthrinses.

            Keywords: Oral health, Dental caries, Preventive health services, Dental care, Risk assessment, Health education, Dental sealants, Fluorides

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            Casamassimo P, ed. 1996. Bright Futures in practice: Oral health. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 130 pp, brochure (2 pp).

            National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
            Georgetown University Box 571272
            Washington, DC 20057-1272

            Telephone: (202) 784-9771
            Fax: (202) 784-9777
            E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
            Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
            Document Number: BF0900-008.

            This guide is designed to help oral health professionals and others implement the oral health-related guidelines published in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. The oral health guide provides specific health promotion and disease prevention guidelines. Chapters cover oral health supervision guidelines, risk assessment, measurement of outcomes, steps to make oral health supervision accessible, and essentials of oral health. Appendices include a glossary, fluoride supplementation schedule, infection control references, resources, and a bibliography. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

              Keywords: Children, Infants, Young children, Adolescents, Developmental stages, Health supervision, Health promotion, Preventive health services, Guidelines, Manuals, Primary care, Oral health, Disease prevention

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              Casamassimo P, ed. 1997. Bright Futures in practice: Oral health quick reference cards. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 15 pp.

              National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
              Georgetown University Box 571272
              Washington, DC 20057-1272

              Telephone: (202) 784-9771
              Fax: (202) 784-9777
              E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
              Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
              Available for loan.

              These cards provide information for families and health professionals to use in supervising the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. They list topics that families should be prepared to discuss with the provider at each health visit, and the services they should expect from oral health and health professionals. For each stage of growth (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence), the cards list interview questions, desired health outcomes, and anticipatory guidance for parents so oral health problems can be avoided. The cards also list risk factors for dental caries, periodontal disease, malocclusion, and injury, as well as steps that can be taken to protect against these problems. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                Keywords: Children, Infants, Young children, Adolescents, Developmental stages, Health supervision, Health promotion, Preventive health services, Guidelines, Manuals, Primary care, Oral health, Disease prevention

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                Monroe County Child Health Initiative. 1997. Farther along the pathway to a coordinated system of health care and human services for children and families in Rochester, New York. Rochester, NY: Monroe County Child Health Initiative, 35 pp.

                This report updates the 1994 report on coordinated health care and social services delivery in Rochester, New York. It includes the 1997 maternal and child health report card, a survey of health care providers, a discussion of managed care, initiatives to integrate child health and social services, and many charts and statistics on children's health and welfare.

                  Keywords: Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Child health, Health care financing, Child health services, Child welfare, Poverty, interagency cooperation, Health care utilization, Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Oral health, Preventive health services, New York, Statistics

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                  Isman R, Isman B. 1997. Access to oral health services in the United States: 1997 and beyond. Chicago, IL: Oral Health America, 133 pp, abstract (13 pp), (Oral Health America white paper).

                  Oral Health America
                  180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1150
                  Chicago, IL 60601

                  Telephone: (312) 836-9900
                  Fax: (312) 836-9986
                  E-mail: info@oralhealthamerica.org
                  Website: http://www.oralhealthamerica.org
                  Available from the website.

                  This paper focuses on the proportion of persons who had a dental visit in the past year and on the number of dental visits as the primary indicator of access to oral health services. The paper discusses the definition of access, measures of access, utilization of oral health services in the United States, barriers to access, health insurance, dental insurance, Medicaid coverage, populations with special health care needs, utilization of preventive oral health services, dental managed care, dental managed care in Medicaid, and trends and implications for public policy. Conclusions and recommendations are also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

                  Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Oral health, Measures, Barriers, Health insurance, Medicaid, Preventive health services, Managed care, Public policy, United States, Children, Families, Adults

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                  Milgrom P, Weinstein P. 1999. Early childhood caries: A team approach to prevention and treatment. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Office of Continuing Dental Education, 148 pp.

                  This book discusses early childhood caries (ECC) and methods of prevention and treatment. Topics include keys to treating young children, primary prevention of ECC using behavioral methods, effective chemoprevention of ECC, treatment of ECC, preparing children for treatment, and dealing with children's fears and pain. Also included are a list of resources, advice on dealing with children with specific emotional problems, materials to use with parents to help them reduce the use of bottles, and a bibliography.

                    Keywords: Oral health, Dental caries, Preschool children, Young children, Disease prevention, Preventive health services, Dental care, Early childhood caries

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