Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for Professionals

CHDP Dental Training: Fluoride Varnish

This training is designed for local CHDP Program staff to use when training CHDP providers and provider staff, or as a CHDP provider self-training module. The goal of the training is explained in the Introduction section below. Made available by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). www.dhcs.ca.gov


Child Health and Disability Prevention Publications

This CHDP publication page has a variety of resources; brochures, directories, guides, manuals, procedures, letters, reports and more. Made available by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/formsandpubs/publications/Pages/CHDPPubs.aspx


Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI)

Official website of the DTI Medi-cal Dental Program; includes general information, stakeholder engagement, Domain 1-4 fact sheets. Made available by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Pages/DTI.aspx


Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting

Clinical report contains information on available fluoride modalities for caries prevention in the primary care setting and to assist pediatricians in using fluoride to achieve maximum protection against dental caries while minimizing the likelihood of enamel fluorosis. Melinda B. Clark, Rebecca L. Slayton and SECTION ON ORAL HEALTH. Pediatrics 2014;134;626. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-1699 originally published online August 25, 2014.

pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/134/3/626.full.pdf


Fluoride Varnish: A Resource Guide

Contains resources to help health professionals, program administrators, educators, parents and other promote oral health and prevent oral disease in infants, children and adolescents. Bertness J. Holt K, eds 2016, Fluoride Varnish: A Resource Guide (2nd ed) Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

https://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/ResGuideFlVarnish.pdf


Fluoride Varnish: An Effective Tool for Preventing Dental Caries

Promotes the use of fluoride varnish treatment to effectively inhibits demineralization of teeth, resulting in highly significant dental caries reductions. Barzel R, Holt K with Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Fluorides Committee. 2010. Fluoride Varnish: An Effective Tool for Preventing Dental Caries. 2010. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

https://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/flvarnishfactsheet.pdf


Health Disparities in the Medi-Cal Population: Dental Visits During Pregnancy

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the utilization of oral health care services amongst pregnant Medi-Cal members from various backgrounds, compared to the state population, so that health organizations, government officials, policymakers, and advocates can better understand possible disparities. Published by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Spring 2017 www.cdph.ca.gov


Healthy Mouth, Healthy Start: Improving Oral Health for Young Children and Families Through Early Childhood Home Visiting

This brief examines how oral health is incorporated into the early childhood visiting models that serve the largest number of young children in California: Healthy Families America, Nurse Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Welcome Baby and Early Health Start. Kattlove Jenny. Mariani, Matthew. Velazquez, Liliana. (July 2016). Healthy Mouth, Healthy Start: Improving Oral Health for Young Children and Families Through Early Childhood Home Visiting. The Children Partnership. Los Angeles, California. www.childrenspartnership.org


Health Tips for Families Series

These fact sheets serve as tools to help Head Start health managers provide important information to families about Office of Head Start priorities. We hope that you find them useful as you work within your programs and communities to strengthen the health and wellness of all Head Start children. Made available by Head Start; Early Childhood Learning and  Knowledge Center https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/


HealthyPeople 2020

Website contains information and resources to prevent and control oral and craniofacial diseases, conditions, and injuries, and improve access to preventive services and dental care.

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/oral-health


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For general information,
please call (510) 208-5910
Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Alameda County Office of Dental Health
1000 Broadway, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94607

DentalHealth@acgov.org

Tel: (510) 208-5910 | Fax: (510) 273-3748

Alameda County Public Health Department