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Gagliardi L. 2014. Dental health education: Lesson planning and implementation (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc., 264 pp.

This book is designed to assist educators of elementary school-age children in preparing lesson plans and discussions about oral health. In the first section, topics include community and cultural issues, teaching techniques, and classroom presentation and management. Section two discusses planning and implementing an oral health lesson plan, including good dental habits involving fluoride, plaque control, toothbrushing, flossing, nutrition and healthy teeth, anti-tobacco lessons, visiting the dentist, and children with special needs. The third section provides information on creating a community outreach program through dental health fairs and parent education meetings. Section four gives hints to help integrate the oral health program into the academic curriculum and visual aid samples are provided. The book concludes with additional resources such as fact sheets (in English and Spanish), a vocabulary list, recommended titles for the classroom, a glossary, and a bibliography.


    Huntley B, Hagen J. 2014. Cavity free kids: Head Start and child care curriculum. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items.

    Karri Amundson
    Washington Dental Service Foundation
    P.O. Box 75983
    Seattle, WA 98175-0983

    Telephone: (206) 528-2372
    Contact Phone: (206) 528-7339
    E-mail: info@deltadentalwa.com
    Contact E-mail: kamundson@deltadentalwa.com
    Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
    Available from the website.

    This curriculum includes lessons, play-based activities, and complementary parent resources that Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, and preschool programs can use to teach children and their families about what causes tooth decay and how to prevent it. Topics include the importance of primary teeth; water and tooth-healthy foods; toothbrushing, flossing, and swishing; and visiting the dentist. Contents include circle time lessons, learning center activities, parent handouts, and family-engagement tools. A list of supplies, instructions, and Head Start learning domains and elements is included.


    Taylor KM. 1963. Design for teaching dental health in Florida schools: A guide. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State Department of Education, 227 pp, (Florida State Department of Education, Bulletin 7).

    Florida Heritage Collection
    Florida Center for Library Automation 5830 N.W. 39th Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32606

    Telephone: (352) 392-9020
    Fax: (352) 392-9185
    E-mail: pcaplan@ufl.edu
    Website: http://susdl.fcla.edu/fh

    This guide is for Florida schools to use as an instrument for helping faculties develop and improve their health education programs. It presents factual oral health information with correlated and articulated educational experiences designed to influence the attitudes, practices, and habits of children. The book discusses keys to oral health; tasks of the parent, school, teacher, oral health profession, and community; aims and objectives of oral health education; oral health information for the teacher; and instructional programs for elementary, junior, and high schools. A glossary, bibliography, and oral health education materials and teaching aids are provided in appendices.


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