Current Initiatives


GA Department of Health


HIV Dent

  • Comprehensive website on HIV/AIDS and oral health 

OH I CAN (Oral Healthcare In Communities And Neighborhoods) Program

As part of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) at Emory University, this project seeks to address the vast oral health disparities that exist for low income and minority families. The goal of this dental/healthcare neighborhood program is to create a community wide comprehensive oral health network in a low income and minority neighborhood to increase access to oral health education and oral health services.

Georgia Head Start Association

The Georgia Head Start Association is a statewide non-profit organization with the mission to provide education, leadership and advocacy that support Head Start programs’ efforts in delivering high quality comprehensive services to Georgia’s children, families and communities.


Oral Health Topics

ADA Foundation Tiny Smiles Educational Material

Oral Health Data

  • CDC national and state oral health data
  • Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (2000)
  • Healthy people 2020 focus area for oral health
  • ADA Oral Health and Well-Being in the United States 

Integrating oral health care and primary health care

  • ADA Case Studies article (Oct 2018)
  • Oral Health and Chronic Disease in Older Adults report: Provention Health Foundation (Feb 2019)
  • Oral Health Strategic Framework: DHHS (2014-2017)
  • Primary Care Practices to transform Oral Health Care Delivery

Oral Cancer

Oral Health and Pregnancy

  • ADA-AAP Webinar: The Importance of Oral Health Care for Pregnant Women
  • Guidance for Oral Health Professionals pamphlet: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (2012)
  • Guidance for Prenatal Care Health Professionals pamphlet: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (2012)
  • Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (2012)
  • Oral Health During Pregnancy article: Children's Dental Health Project (Sept 2018)
  • Pharmacological Considerations for Pregnant Women fact sheet: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (2012)
  • Prenatal Oral Health Counseling article: Maternal and Child Health Journal article (March 2018)

Pediatric Oral Health

  • 2016 National Survey of Children's Health article: JADA (April 2019)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Toolkit website provides comprehensive information and resources for patients and health professionals, including toolkits, printable resources, and videos. Resources are available in multiple languages and include:
    • Social Media Toolkit: for partners reaching providers and mothers.
    • Toolkit for Health Professionals: This toolkit contains materials for both patient outreach and education around oral health as well as clinical resources to help integrate oral health into your practice. The toolkit has four waiting room posters, three infographics, one brochure, dental referral forms, a conversation guide, an oral health screener, and an integration workflow.  
    • Oral health educational resources for prenatal patients and patients with infants
    • Materials (i.e. forms, guides) and touchpoints for use within clinical practice
  • Children's Oral Health and Academic Performance article: Journal of Pediatrics (June 2019)
  • Resource Guide for Pediatric Special Care Needs: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (2017)
  • Water Fluoridation and Income-related Dental Caries article: JAMA Pediatrics (Jan 2019)
  • ADA Nonrestorative Caries Treatment Guideline (2018)
  • ADA Non-fluoride Caries Prevention Guideline (2011)


  • ADA/AAPD Guideline for sealant placement (June 2016)

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Topical Fluoride

Fluoride Toothpaste Use in Young Children

  • Fluoride Toothpaste in Young Children for Caries Prevention Guideline (2014)


Water Fluoridation

Infection Prevention Practices