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Guidelines, Resources, and Evidence-Based Best Practices for Providers            

​​Oral health care services are provided by dental professionals, medical professionals, home visitors, and others. This compilation of resources includes guidelines, best practices, and resources for oral health providers. Please contact the Oral Health Program if you would like to submit resources for this page.

 General Oral Health Resources

  • National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (NMCHOH Center): The NMCHOH Center supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving the oral health services for pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The resources can be accessed in multiple languages.
  • Oral Health Topics: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) provides information on a variety of oral health topics such as diabetes and oral health, oral cancer, sealants, and much more.
    • Oral Health Fact Sheets: The California Dental Association (CDA) created factsheets for patients that address amalgam, bad breath, cosmetic dentistry, dental benefits/insurance, dental decay, dental implants, dentures, dry mouth, early childhood caries, emergencies, fluoride, general anesthesia and oral sedation, grills, grinding teeth, gum disease, meth mouth, mouth guards, new moms, nitrous oxide, nutrition, oral cancer, oral health, oral piercing, orthodontics, peer review, pregnancy, preventive care, receding gums, sealants, seniors, smokeless tobacco, whitening, wisdom teeth, x-rays, and xylitol. All of the fact sheets are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Hmong, and Vietnamese.
    • The Community Guide:  The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a key resource that provides systematic review on oral health topics including dental caries, fluoridation, sealants, oral cancers, and craniofacial injuries.  
    • Additional oral health resources for consumers can be found on the webpage, Resources for Improving Your Oral Health.
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