Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health—
Pocket Guide (2nd ed.)
Optimal oral health for pregnant and postpartum women, infants, children, and adolescents can be achieved through effective partnerships among families, oral health professionals (e.g., dentists, dental hygienists), and other health professionals (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians). By including prevention and early intervention efforts as part of comprehensive oral health services, it may be possible to prevent or reduce oral diseases.
This pocket guide is designed to be a useful tool for health professionals, including dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, and others, in addressing the oral health needs of pregnant and postpartum women, infants, children, and adolescents.
The pocket guide provides health professionals with an overview of preventive oral health supervision and includes information about risk assessment, a tooth-eruption chart, a dietary fluoride supplementation schedule, a glossary, and a list of resources.
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Casamassimo P, Holt K, eds. 2014. Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health—Pocket Guide (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.
This publication was made possible by grant number H47MC00048 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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