RESOURCES

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – ADVOCACY – PREGNANCY – CHILDREN – COMMUNITY WATER FLUORIDATION – HPV & OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER – MEDICAL/DENTAL INTEGRATION – NICOTINE/TOBACCO – OVERALL SYSTEMIC HEALTH – RURAL COMMUNITIES – SCHOOLS – WORKFORCE – SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE – DENTAL ACCESS – TELEDENTISTRY & TELEHEALTH

ORAL HEALTH RESOURCES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

2019-2024 Oral Health Surveillance Plan
PA Dept. of Health
2017-2020 PA Oral Health Plan
PA Dept. of Health
2020-2030 PA Oral Health Plan
Coming Soon!
Community Water Fluoridation: A Plan for Pennsylvania
Coming Soon!
LiveHealthyPA
Commonwealth of PA

ADVOCACY

Healthy Mouths: Why they matter for adults and state budgets (2020)
DentaQuest Partnership
Using Law and Policy to Promote the Use of Oral Health Services (July 2020)
ODPHP
Dental Therapy Advocacy: Community Engagement Guide (June 2020)
Community Catalyst
Local advocates push for Medicare dental coverage during D.C. visit (October 2019)
Erie News Now
Policy Brief (December 2018)
PCOH
Working with State Legislators: Guide for OH Professionals (March 2018)
National Conference of State Legislatures

PREGNANCY

Oral Health in Pregnancy Tip Sheet
PCOH
Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals
PA AAP
Oral Health During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

CHILDREN

Children's Dental Health (Feb. 2020)
PCOH
Oral Health Status of Low-Income Children in PA: A Rural-Urban Comparison (Nov. 2019)
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania/Penn State University
Give Kids a Smile
ADA Foundation
Healthy Drinks. Healthy Kids.
Healthy Eating Research - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

COMMUNITY WATER FLUORIDATION

Facts About Fluoride (July 2020)
PCOH
Fluoridation Learning Online
CDC
Info Brief: Advocating for Community Water Fluoridation (August 2020)
PCOH
Former U.S. Chief Dental Officers Reaffirm Support of CWF (July 2020)
United States Public Health Service
Fluoridation Resources
Fluoride Exposed
Community Water Fluoridation Resources
American Fluoridation Society
Community Water Fluoridation Resources
Campaign for Dental Health
Brush Up on Oral Health - Community Water Fluoridation
Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
What Critics Say & What the Facts Say
Children's Dental Health Project
Frequently Asked Questions on Community Water Fluoridation (2012)
ADA

HPV & OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER

Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination: A Dental Provider's Role (July 2020)
PCOH
Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination: An Action Guide for Dental Health Care Providers (Sept. 2019)
National HPV Vaccination Roundtable
HPV Facts for Providers (May 2020)
American Cancer Scoeity

MEDICAL-DENTAL INTEGRATION

Inter-Professional Practice
DentaQuest Partnership
Oral Health and Primary Care Integration Technical Assistance Toolkit
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

NICOTINE/TOBACCO

Nicotine Dependence Treatment Strategies for Oral Health Professionals (June 2020)
NW PA Tobacco Control Program/PCOH
Pharmacotherapy Quick Guide in Tobacco/Nicotine Treatment (June 2020)
NW PA Tobacco Control Program/PCOH
Every Smoker, Every Time Training
Commonwealth of PA

OVERALL SYSTEMIC HEALTH

Impacts Beyond the Mouth (July 2020)
DentaQuest Partnership
Integrating Oral and General Health Literacy (2019)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine
It's All Connected (2017)
FrameWorks Institute with Oral Health

RURAL COMMUNITIES

Boosting Oral Health Care in Rural Communities (July 2020)
National Conference of State Legislatures
Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Care (2019)
Rural Health Information Hub

SCHOOLS

Oral Health in Schools: Why it Matters
PCOH
What You Need to Know About Sealants
Coming Soon!
State Dental Screening Laws for Children: Examining the Trend and Impact (Jan. 2019)
Children's Dental Health Project
Mouth Heroes for Schools
FDI World Dental Federation
2017 PA School-Based Health Centers
School-Based Health Alliance

WORKFORCE

Oral Health Training Opportunities
PCOH
PA Dental and Dental Hygiene Schools (March 2020)
PCOH
Clinical Dental Careers Pathway (2018)
PCOH
Options to Help You Deal with Your Debt: Loan Repayment
PA Assoc. of Community Health Centers
Statement on PHDHPs (2019)
PCOH
Workforce Prototype Report - December 2017
PCOH

SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE

Evidence Suggesting SDF as a Nonrestorative Treatment (March 2019)
American Dental Education Association/PCOH

DENTAL ACCESS

Mission of Mercy Dental Events
MOM-N-PA Dental Missions
Donated Dental Services
Dental Lifeline Network
Pairing Patients with Volunteer Dentists
Charitable Smiles
Charitable Work Tracking Project
PCOH
MCO Liaison Project
PA Head Start Association
2018 PA Update to Pew Report Card
Pew Charitable Trusts

TELEDENTISTRY & TELEHEALTH

Teledentistry: How Technology Can Facilitate Access to Care
ASTDD

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

8/4/20 - Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations, & Patient Care Planning (Colgate)
8/6/20 - Patient Safety: A Guide to Ensuring Effective Communication About Dental Care (DentaQuest Partnership)
8/18/20 - Healthy People 2030 Launch Webcast (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)
8/27/20 - HPV, Cancer and Dental Providers (American Cancer Society)

WEBINAR RECORDINGS

Recorded Webinars - PCOH Webinar Portal
Recorded PCOH Virtual Meetings - YouTube
ADA CE Online - American Dental Association
Online Learning Webinars - DentaQuest Partnership
Webinar Slides and Recordings - National Network for Oral Health Access
Webinar Archives - Families USA

ORAL HEALTH ADVOCATES

Consumer Health Coalition
American Fluoridation Society
Berks County Community Foundation
Free Clinic Association of PA
Healthy Teeth Healthy Children - PA AAP
Northwest PA Tobacco Control Program
PA Academy of General Dentistry
PA Association of Community Health Centers
PA Dental Association
PA Dental Hygienists' Association
PA Dept. of Health Oral Health Program
PA Head Start Association
PA Health Access Network
PA Office of Rural Health
PA Rural Health Association
Put People First! PA

PCOH FUNDING PROGRAMS

ORAL HEALTH PLAN MINI GRANTS

2017-2018 Mini Grant Report
2018-2019 Mini Grant Report
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Mini Grant Awardees! The next round of mini grants will be announced in August 2020.

COMMUNITY WATER FLUORIDATION GRANTS

CWF Inventory Survey
Congratulations to our 2020 CWF Equipment Grant awardees!

RURAL HEALTH CLINIC GRANTS

The next round of grants will be announced in August 2020.