Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for Professionals

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Alameda County Health Smiles Strategic Plan for Oral Health 2012-1017

Produced by Alameda County Public Health Department, office of Dental Health, Healthy Smiles for Healthy Futures is a blueprint for community action in response to the unacceptable level of dental disease experienced by our young children and youth. (2012)

American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) Dentistry

Website includes resource center, publication, oral health policies and recommendation, public policy and advocacy etc. 

American Academy of Pediatrics - Children’s Oral Health

Website provides education, training, and advocacy for pediatricians, dentists, other health professionals, and families. Resources include oral care in primary pediatric care practices, payment of oral health care, water fluoridation, practice tools and more

American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Chapter – Bright Smiles from Birth

Contains useful resources for providers on fluoride varnish as well as downloadable and reproducible resources for families to learn about oral health for their young children.

American Dental Association

The website contains an entire section on ADA positions, policies and statements.

Association of State & Territorial Dental Directors Dental Public Health White Papers and Policy Statements

Provides detailed background information and analysis of a broad policy-related issue through documenting and summarizing key findings and implications of appropriate evidence-based research and best practices. Topics include, water fluoridation, early childhood caries, perinatal oral health, dental sealants and more.  

Bright Futures: Oral Health—Pocket Guide, 3rd edition

This pocket guide offers health professionals an overview of preventive oral health anticipatory guidance for—pregnancy and postpartum, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.  Casamassimo P, Holt K, eds. 2016. Bright Futures: Oral Health—Pocket Guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

California Oral Health Plan 2018-2028

Produced by the California Oral Health Program, the California Oral Health Plan 2018–2028 offers the structure for collective action to assess and monitor oral health status and oral health disparities, prevent oral diseases, increase access to dental services, promote best practices, and advance evidence-based policies. California Department of Public Health – Oral Health Program. (January 2018)

California Oral Health Program (OHP)

OHP provides strategic advice and leadership to oral health stakeholders throughout the state, building oral health workforce capacity and infrastructure, and implementing and evaluating evidence-based best practices in oral disease prevention.

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network- California Oral Health Network

California Oral Health Network provides information and resources to engage diverse stakeholders from multiple sectors and populations committed to advancing oral health equity for all.

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).

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

For general information,
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Alameda County Office of Dental Health

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

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

Alameda County Public Health Department