Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for Professionals

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

Website includes resource center, publications, oral health policies and recommendations. 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Website provides education, trainings, 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 Dental Association (ADA)

The website contains educational materials as well as ADA policy positions and statements.

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

ASTDD is a national non-profit organization representing the directors and staff of state/territorial public health agency programs for oral health. They assist state/territorial dental programs in the development and implementation of strategies and policies for the prevention of oral diseases.  

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

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 (CPEHN)

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

CDPH Rethink Your Drink Resources

Available in English

This website contains various resources that dental providers can use to talk with patients about reducing and eliminating sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption to reduce dental decay and other associated chronic diseases. The website also has webinar recordings that providers can watch prior to launching a SSB campaign.

Child Health and Disability Prevention (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 (CHDP) Publications

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

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 education to dental providers to treat 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

Curriculum on Dental Care Coordination


This Guide for Trainers was developed for the Healthy Teeth Healthy Communities (HTHC) project of the Office of Dental Health (ODH) of Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD). HTHC was a Local Dental Pilot Program (LDPP) of the Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI), funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). HTHC project period was from April 2017 to December 2020. A dental care coordination curriculum was created and offered to community health workers called the Community Dental Care Coordinators (CDCCs) during the HTHC project period. This guide is based on the lessons learned from the training given in 2017 and the experiences from the actual dental care coordination field-work done by the CDCCs during 2018-2020.

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).

Health Tips for Families Series

These fact sheets serve as tools to help Head Start health managers provide important information to families. Made available by Head Start- Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. There are videos and articles available on many different subjects concerning dental care for children 0 to 5 years.

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.

Healthy People 2030

Healthy People 2030 aims to improve oral health by increasing access to oral health care, including preventive services. Healthy People provides 10-year, measurable public health objectives — and tools to help track progress toward achieving them.

Healthy Teeth Healthy Communities (HTHC) 2017-2020 Report

This report gives an in-depth look at the various components of the HTHC project. The project was a cross-sector collaboration that implemented a county-wide dental health care coordination system to ensure Medi-Cal eligible children (ages 0 through 20) received preventive and continuity of care dental services necessary to ensure their oral health. The success of this project was a result of established partnerships with dental providers, community-based organizations, and community clinics.

Download Report (PDF)

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

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.

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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