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Look for our county-level oral health data book, Kansas Oral Health Snapshot.

Dental Professional Resources

Included on this page of materials are ideas for working with special populations, barriers and solutions to public health concerns, and a sampling of other information that may be helpful for the dental professional as they work to improve the oral health of our communities.

After Fluoride Varnish Treatment
Tips for dental professionals to inform parents of children who have just recieved a fluoride varnish treatment.

Caries Risk Assessment Article
This article discusses Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) for children age 0-5. Risk assessment is the first step in a comprehensive protocol for infant oral care.

Head Start and Hygienists
The informational sheet can help dental hygienists understand ways that they can help Head Start Programs in their area with improving oral health outcomes.

Learning Fact Sheet
This fact sheet shares evidence based information about the link between good oral health and academic success.

Maternal Guide
From the National Oral Health Resource Center, this is a comprehensive guide full of great information you can use when providing oral health care and education for pregnant women.

Tips for Managing Child Behavior
Here are some great tips to make a dental visit for a very young child a success.

Tips for Providing Anticipatory Guidance
How you share information with parents of children birth to five can make a difference in how that information is received and utilized.

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A Summary of Practice Guidelines
These guidelines have been developed by the State of New York to provide evidence based information to help guide dental professionals in providing care for pregnant women.

Oral Health during Pregnancy and Early Childhood: Evidence Based Guidelines for Health Professionals
These guidelines have been developed by the State of California to provide evidence cased information to help guide dental professionals in providing care for pregnant women.

 

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Motivational Interviewing: Changing Oral Health Behaviors to Keep Kids Cavity Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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