Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center helps to address oral health resources through the development of FREE resources on diverse topics ranging from A to Z for dental and health professionals, teachers, stakeholders and advocates, families, etc.
Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health—Pocket Guide (2nd edition) is designed to be a useful tool for health professionals, including dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, and others, in addressing the oral health needs of pregnant and postpartum women, infants, children, and adolescents. The pocket guide provides health professionals with an overview of preventive oral health supervision and includes information about risk assessment, a tooth eruption chart, a dietary fluoride supplementation schedule, a glossary, and a list of resources.
Oral Health and Learning – This fact sheet describes the impact that poor oral health has on a child’s ability to learn and do well in school.
Oral Health Care During Pregnancy and Early Childhood: A summary of practice guidelines – This document provides evidence-based practice guidelines and was developed by the New York State Health Department.
Guidelines on Caries-risk Assessment and Management for Infants, Children and Adolescents – Developed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and intended to educate healthcare providers and other interested parties on the assessment of caries risk in contemporary pediatric dentistry and aid in clinical decision making regarding diagnostic, fluoride, dietary, and restorative protocols.
- Caries-risk Assessment Form – This is a downloadable document and contains two (2) caries-risk assessment forms for: 1. children 6 years of age and younger; and 2. children older than 6 years of age.