Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for Professionals

Professional COVID-19 information can be found here.

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.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resources Center

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

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.

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.

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.

Partnering with the Office of Dental Health

Available in English

Information for Dental Care Providers about partnering with the Office of Dental Health. All photos in this booklet have been used with permission and consent of the subjects. All photos were taken before the shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19.

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.

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.

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.

Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum

Website provides educational resources, training and modules to ensure the integration of oral health and primary care.

Status of Oral Health in California: Oral Disease Burden and Prevention 2017

A comprehensive review of oral health and disease in California. Provides an overview of California’s oral health status and capacity to address disease burden in the state. California Department of Public Health – Oral Health Program. (April 2017)

User’s Guide for Implementation of Interprofessional Oral Health Core Clinical Competencies

The report describes a set of interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies that HRSA developed to increase integration of oral health care into primary health care and their five domains: risk assessment, oral evaluation, preventive interventions, communication and education, and interprofessional collaborative practice. National Network for Oral Health Access. (January 2015).

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