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Oral Health Guidelines & References

State Web sites:

Nebraska Dental Association - www.nedental.org
Includes Dental Health Poster Contest information for children's Dental Month.

Nebraska Dental Hygiene Association - www.nedha.org
Provides consumer information and lists the accredited dental hygiene programs in the region.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Summary of health data and statistics for all 93 counties in Nebraska.

Tobacco Free Nebraska - http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/tfn.aspx Includes information about Tobacco Free Nebraska, cessation, second hand smoke, youth prevention, publications and reports and useful links.

National Web sites:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - www.aapd.org
Contains brochures and other resources for health professionals and parents about improving oral health .

American Dental Association - www.ada.org
Contains oral health topics, tips for teachers, interactive games and animations as well as video resources.

American Dental Hygiene Association - www. adha.org
Site has oral health information, educational resources and interactive games.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/index.htm
Contains guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care settings, information on tracking water fluoridation in your area, quizzes for parents, Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America and a fact sheet focusing on community-based strategies to prevent tooth decay.

Children's Dental Health Project - www.cdhp.org
Includes policy briefs, fact sheets and links to online resources on children's oral health particularly the access to care issue.

Health Resources and Services Administration - www.hrsa.gov
This site contains workforce, grant information, publications, data and statistics. www.hrsa.gov/data-statistics/index.html - Current data on supply, demand, distribution, education and use of health personnel.

Hispanic Dental Association - www.hdassoc.org
The mission of the HAD is to optimize the oral health of the Hispanic community.

National Library of Medicine - www.nlm.nih.gov
Contains a list of authoritative health information sources about children's oral health to share with families.

P and G Dental ResourceNET - www.dentalcare.com
This site provides educational materials in 17 different languages.

The Sugar Association - www.sugar.org
Contains facts on sugar and publications include "One Tooth" in English and "Un Diente" in Spanish. This brochure introduces children to the importance of good dental care and the role of the dentist.

Special dental health programs and consultation available from:

Division of Dental Health
Nebraska Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95007
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: 402-471-1077

A catalog of dental health educational materials is available from:

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 1-312-440-25000

Other educational materials are available from:

Professional Service Department Colgate/Palmolive
875 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Dental nutrition educational materials are available for "February Children's Dental Health Month" including "Eat the Five Food Group Way" posters, hand-outs and dental health stickers from:

Dairy Council of Nebraska
8205 F Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68127-1779
Phone: 402-592-3355
FAX: 402-592-1503


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