Dental Hygienists and Head Start

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is pleased to announce the availability of the new resource, Dental Hygienists and Head Start: What You Should Know and How You Can Help.  This document  provides information about how dental hygienists can help address the oral health needs of pregnant women, infants, and children enrolled in Head Start.

The tip sheet provides an overview of the Head Start program, oral health status of children enrolled in Head Start and barriers to care, and oral health services provided by Head Start. A list of practical suggestions for how dental hygienists can get involved with Head Start, both as individuals and as members of their professional association, is also included. It can be accessed from OHRC’s Web site:

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