Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for Professionals

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American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) Dentistry

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


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 www.aap.org


American Dental Association

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


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. www.astdd.org  


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.

https://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/BFOHPocketGuide-booklet.pdf


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)

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/CDCB/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Oral%20Health%20Program/California%20Oral%20Health%20Plan%202018%20FINAL%201%205%202018-ADA.pdf


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.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/CDCB/Pages/OralHealthProgram/OralHealthProgram.aspx


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. www.cpehn.org


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. 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).

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


Community of Practice Curriculum: Continuing Education Trainings for Dental Care Providers

This training curriculum can be used by any organization or institution wishing to provide continuing education to dental providers or build the capacity of dental providers to serve dental patients of different ages. It was developed by the Office of Dental Health (ODH) in collaboration with the Pediatric Dentistry Division of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry. Download PDF


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 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


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. 

Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2020. Fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride: A resource guide. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 15 pp.


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.

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


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


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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