Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for Professionals

More than A Toothache: Untreated Dental Disease in Our School Children. The Alameda County Oral Health Needs Assessment of Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Children.

Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Dental Health conducted a needs assessment of Alameda school children in Kindergarten and 3rd graders during the 2002-2003 school years. Reports contains key findings and recommendations. February 2008. Fine, Jared MPH, DDS.

www.acphd.org/media/110975/more_than_a_toothache.pdf


National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

As a lead agency for scientific research on dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease. NIDCR provides health topics information, publications, clinical trials, data and statistics, research and more. www.nidcr.nih.gov


National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resources Center

Website contains oral health bulletins, online modules, resource guides, toolkits, publications, and key fact etc. www.mchoralhealth.org


Oral Health America (OHA)

Resources include facts on oral health, family and patient activities, online quizzes, tools for advocacy and tips for a healthy mouth. www.oralhealthamerica.org


Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care

Is a white paper based upon an initiative to develop, test, and disseminate an actionable pathway for delivering preventive oral health care in the primary care setting, and improving the structure of referrals from primary care to dentistry.  Hummel J, Phillip KE, Holt B, Hayes C. Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care. Seattle, WA: Quails Health: June 2015.

www.safetynetmedicalhome.org/sites/default/files/White-Paper-Oral-Health-Primary-Care.pdf


Oral Health Assessment and Fluoride Varnish Application Protocol

Provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families on floured varnish application. Oral Health Assessment and Fluoride Varnish Application Protocol. (2010) Bright Smiles from Birth. American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Chapter.

illinoisaap.org/wp-content/uploads/Oral-Health-Assessment-and-Fluoride-Varnish-Application-Protocol.pdf


Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A Consensus Statement

Provides guidance on oral health care for pregnant women for both prenatal care health professionals and oral health professionals, pharmacological considerations for pregnant women, and guidance for health professionals to share with pregnant women. 

https://www.mchoralhealth.org/materials/consensus_statement.php


Pediatric Oral Health Flip Chart and Reference Guide

AAP developed a Pediatric Guide to Oral Health Flip ​Chart and a Pediatric Guide to Oral Health Reference Guide is in both English and Spanish. These resources include pictures and speaker’s notes to assist pediatricians in counseling patients about oral health and applying fluoride varnish.

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Pediatric-Oral-Health-Flip-Chart-and-Reference-Guide.aspx


Perinatal Oral Health Education Program

California Dental Association Foundation created the perinatal oral health program which provides guidelines and educational resources to give caregivers the confidence of best practices based on science. www.cdafoundation.org


Periodontal (Gum Disease) Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

A concise explanation of the causes, symptoms and prevention of periodontal disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines gingivitis and periodontal disease, related risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Publication available by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse. NIH Publication No. 13-1142. 2013 September.

https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2017-09/periodontal-disease_0.pdf


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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