This guide has been developed to provide quick access to information about the Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program (GOHPP) and oral health. The information contained on the guide was compiled by the Oral Health Unit, Maternal and Child Health Section, Georgia Department of Public Health.

  1. State and National Resources
    Grant opportunities, news, applications and policies from a variety of resources.
  2. Links to Oral Health Agencies and Organizations
    Resources from state, national and international oral health professional organizations.
  3. Other Agencies, Organizations and Health Centers
    Resources from state, national and international organizations concerned with oral health.
  4. Educational Resources
    Oral health education resources for public and professional use and distribution.

This glossary contains information on terms, phrases and abbreviations. Many of these terms and abbreviations are used by Oral health personnel to communicate between each other and have been in use for many years. It is the purpose of this glossary to aid the general public in better understanding Oral Health products.
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I. State and National Resources

  1. Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP): The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Children’s Dental Health Project collaborative project to improve the oral health of pregnant women, new mothers, infants and toddlers; an initiative designed to reduce oral health disparities and increase access to oral health services.
  2. National Institute of Health (NIH): Grants news, applications, grants policy, NIH Guide, award data, research training, research contracts, loan repayment programs, and Small Business Research Programs.
  3. GA Department of Community Health (DCH): Provides links to Medicaid, PeachCare and GA Families.
  4. Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Links to programs and education for pediatric care in Georgia.
  5. GA Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP): Promote the health of the citizens of Georgia by advancing the specialty of Family Medicine through education, advocacy and service to family physicians in the State of Georgia.
  6. HP 2030: Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

II. Oral Health Agencies and Organizations

  1. Academy of General Dentistry (AGD): Involved in many volunteer activities open to all dental professionals.
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health: Provides pediatricians, child health professionals, and parents with information and resources related to oral health.
  3. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: The AAPD is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Our 8,000 members serve as primary care providers for millions of children from infancy through adolescence.
  4. American Dental Association (ADA)
  5. American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)
  6. American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD): Provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health. AAPHD membership is open to all individuals concerned with improving the oral health of the public.
  7. Georgia Dental Association (GDA)
  8. Georgia Dental Society (GDS)
  9. Georgia Dental Hygienists’ Association (GDHA)
  10. Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)
  11. National Center for Dental Hygiene Research: Online library and research, grant opportunities, professional education and dental hygiene practice news.
  12. National Dental Association (NDA): Serves as advocates in the public arena and private sector in order to increase access to care for the underserved.
  13. National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center: Shares quality and valued information and materials to help states and communities address oral health issues.
  14. Oral Health in America: Develops, implements, and facilitates educational and service programs designed to raise awareness of oral health's importance to total health.

III. Other Agencies, Organizations and Health Centers

  1. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP): National organization representing state public health leaders and others working to improve the health and well-being of women, children and youth.
  2. Balanced Score Card Institute: Best practices and performance measurement for strategic management and transformation.
  3. Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS): A nonpartisan policy and program resource center located at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
  4. Georgia Department of Public Health: View all Georgia Public Health Programs and Georgia Public Health News.
    1. Georgia Immunization Program: Information to increase immunization rates for all Georgians and decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases.
    2. Live Well Age Well Georgia: Live Well Age Well promotes healthy aging and healthy living by focusing on chronic disease prevention and health promotion related to nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle management of older adults.
  5. Georgia Healthy Families Program: The official website of the new health program for Georgia, the Georgia Healthy Families Program.
  6. Healthy Children: is the only parenting Web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  7. Head Start Resources
    1. Georgia Head Start Association, Inc.: Home page for Georgia Head Start.
    2. Region IV Head Start Association, Inc.: Information for the eight southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
    3. ABCD PROJECT: Dental Care for Medicaid Eligible Infants and Children Manual.
  8. Health Literacy Consulting: The capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
  9. Maternal and Child Health Bureau: Resources and publications to improve the health of American mothers and children.
  10. National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP): Identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families.
  11. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): Child health resources and funding opportunities.
  12. Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA) is united in its commitment to improve the health and healthcare services of rural Georgians.

IV. Educational Resources

  1. Oral Health Education for Children (Fun Stuff): Some of the sites have advertising.
    1. Brushing Game from Colgate: A brushing game for classroom teaching.
    2. Cavity Busters: Health tips and kids fun activities.
    3. Pediatric Dental Health Resources: This site contains coloring sheets, pamphlets, and activity sheets for children.
    4. Puzzlemaker: Make your own educational tools for children.
    5. Coloring Dental Health Page: Dental coloring pages and other links.
    6. Pediatric Dental Education Pamphlet: ADA Foundation poster, pamphlets, and activity sheets in English and Spanish
  2. Oral Health Education Resources for Early Childhood, Bilingual or Low Literacy
    1. Health Professional’s Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management: A series of seven modules designed to assist health professionals in managing the oral health of infants and young children.
    2. Dental Care for Your Baby (AAPD): FAQs
    3. National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc (NCFH): A portfolio of low literacy, bilingual presentations developed for use as a patient education tool to supplement and enhance existing teaching methods in migrant health centers and in outreach programs. These materials may be printed and used free of charge.
    4. Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Health Professionals:: A series of four self-contained online modules designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings promote oral health while promoting general health.
    5. Mental Health Initiative: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on Mental Health (TFOMH) has supported the development of collaborative projects, education and training.
    6. Preschool (3-4 yrs)—More smiling faces in beautiful places (PDF): A bibliography from the Medical University of South Carolina that is part of an oral health supplemental curriculum resource.
    7. Promoting Children's Oral Health, California Childcare Health Program: (Select Oral Health topic): Provides up-to-date information and strategies to promote oral health that are specific to infants and young children and lesson plans for child care providers, parents and children.
    8. Publications of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Publications on health topics related to their research that can be viewed on-line or ordered.
    9. 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 oral health educational resources for prenatal patients and patients with infants.
  3. Oral Health Education for Women and During Pregnancy
    1. Articles on Pregnancy and Periodontal Disease: Consumer related with links to research articles/references.
    2. Oral-Systemic Health Connection: There is no doubt that oral health and general well-being are inextricably bound.
    3. Women's Oral Health Publication (PDF): Is there a hormonal link?
    4. Oral Health and Pregnancy video: Oral health care during pregnancy
  4. Oral Health Resources
    1. The American Fluoridation Society - the American Fluoridation Society promotes scientifically-based education about water fluoridation, providing support in communities across the United States
    2. CDC Oral Health Resources: Find extensive resources, reports, and fact sheets on oral health on this web site.
    3. Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP): A focus on issues affecting low-income and disadvantaged persons.
    4. Connecticut Open Wide Curriculum: Lessons, fact sheets and ppt presentations on oral health.
    5. Covering Kids & Families: Kits & Materials: Offers free materials to assist efforts to enroll children in Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance (SCHIP) programs.
    6. Fluoride Exposed - non-profit charitable project with a mission to make fields related to water, health, teeth, and chemistry more transparent and accessible.
    7. Novela Health Education: Offers online versions of novelas that use photographs or comic book style drawings to illustrate the action of the plot. These were designed to reflect the experience of Hispanics and Latinos, and to sensitively encourage health behavior change by showing the honest real-life experiences of the characters and the effect of health decisions on their lives.
    8. Online National Museum of Dentistry: Creative oral health resources for public health and teachers.
    9. Oral Health in Cancer Therapy: Download a free book under publications.
    10. Oral Health for the Diabetic: Free diabetic oral health information from the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.
    11. Share the Care Dental: Offers a variety of educational pieces that can benefit professionals, parents and children.
    12. Smiletrain: Resources and treatment assistance for cleft lip and palate.
    13. Special Care Dentistry: Resources for geriatric dentistry, persons with disabilities dentistry, and hospital dentists.
    14. ADA Public Resources: Oral Health Topics
  5. Oral Health Resources, International
    1. Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Special theme Oral Health
    2. International Association for Disability and Oral Health: Resources for those with disabilities.
    3. Center for Evidenced-Based Dentistry
      1. European Association of Dental Public Health
    4. International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation: Diet and nutrition may affect the development and progression of diseases of the oral cavity.
    5. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR): Office of International Health targets strategies to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial health worldwide.
    6. University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa: Resources for community oral health outreach programs.
    7. World Dental Federation (FDI): Disseminates policies, standards and information related to many aspects of oral health care. The Resources section of the FDI website aims to provide useful and relevant information for dental practitioners, students, and researchers.
  6. Nutrition Resources
    1. Dissolution of Dental Enamel in Soft Drinks (PDF): University of Maryland Research article published in February, 2004.
    2. Eat 5 to 9 a Day for Better Health: Purpose is to increase public awareness of the importance of eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day for better health and to provide consumers with specific information about how to include more servings of fruits and vegetables into their daily routines.
    3. Georgia Shape: A statewide, multiagency, multidimensional initiative that brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic, and business communities to address childhood obesity.
    4. Sugar: All-natural sugar is an important part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
    5. USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP): Developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
      1. Choose my Plate: Nutritional advice, games and related links on the current food pyramid for the public and professionals.
      2. Nutrition Data at your Fingertips: Contains most food and nutrition databases in the US, used in food policy, research and nutrition monitoring.
  7. Tobacco Resources
    1. Center for Tobacco Cessation (CTC): A California project that provides training and technical assistance to organizations to increase their capacity in tobacco cessation.
    2. Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program: Information in tobacco use prevention and control, provide technical assistance and training on policy development, program interventions, communications strategies and serve as a resource center for tobacco issues.
    3. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Monographs Working Group at WHO has concluded that smokeless tobacco is carcinogenic to humans.
    4. CDC Tobacco: A resource of fact sheets and reports from the Tobacco Prevention and Information Source (TIPS) of the CDC.
    5. National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP): Provides community resources about the dangers of smokeless or spit tobacco.
    6. World Health Organization (WHO): Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI): Why is tobacco a public health priority?
    7. Tar Wars: Educate and motivate students to be tobacco-free.
  8. Oral Health Education for Older Adults: The Aging Mouth - How to keep it younger