Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for Professionals

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 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 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 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.

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

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

Alameda County Public Health Department