Celebrate National Childrens Dental Health Month

January 23, 2009

Each February the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) to stress the importance of oral health. The ADA has provided a NCDHM resource page that includes downloads for children and caregivers.

Here are some other resources to help you promote this celebration and provide information for patients and caregivers.

Books at Bibby library:

  • Paediatric dentistry / edited by Welbury, Duggal, Hosey, 2005
  • Pediatric dentistry : infancy through adolescence /Pinkham , 2005
  • Periodontal and gingival health and diseases : children, adolescents, and young adults / Bimstein, 2001

Journals at Bibby library:

  • Journal of dentistry for children
  • Pediatric dental journal
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry
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Dental Hygienists and Head Start

March 7, 2008

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: http://www.mchoralhealth.org.

The URL to view the PDF directly is:

http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/HSRDH.pdf


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 6, 2008

Each February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  The ADA has provided a NCDHM resource page that includes downloads for children and caregivers.

You may also wish to check out these resources:

Internet Resources for Parents and Children – prepared by Bibby library – links to information, games and more

MedlinePlus Child Dental Health topics.

Bibby Library patient resources.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center


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