New Jersey
Dental Hygienists' Association

LINKS:
CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ORAL HEALTH


America's Toothfairy

Esther Wilkins Education Program

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Institute for Oral Health


Oral Cancer Foundation
In NJ you can assist children is obtaining needed oral healthcare - volunteer and/or contribute with:
KinderSmile








LINKS: RESOURCES YOU CAN USE AT WORK


ADHA reports that the University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry has put together two videos showing both an effective and ineffective motivational interviewing method for tobacco cessation. Feel free to use these videos in your tobacco cessation teaching efforts.
Effective
Ineffective

Cancer Treatment

NIDCR Patient Resource on Head & Neck Radiation

ADA Screening for Oral Cancer Chairside Guide

Caries

NIDCR Dental Caries

ADA Sealants Chairside Guide



Perio

ADA Nonsurgical Perio Chairside Guide

Radiographs

ADA Dental Radiographic Exam Recommendations








Diabetes Publications You Can Use

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and its partners are Changing the Way Diabetes Is Treated by working together to help people better understand HOW to make the necessary changes in their day-to-day life in order to prevent type 2 diabetes, manage their diabetes to prevent complications, and live healthier lives

Hot off the Press! The following NDEP publications are now available:
Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes.
It's Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes


If you’re looking for easy-to-read materials for kids and teens, NDEP’s tip sheets are also available:

How to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Be Active.

Order or download your copy today. http://ndep.nih.gov/publications





New Jersey Society of Periodontists


Click here to see Diabetes Awareness resources on the NJSP website


Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of dis­ease, dis­ability, and death in the United States. In 2014, the Surgeon General released the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. The report highlights half a century of progress in tobacco control and prevention, presents new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and introduces initiatives that can potentially end the tobacco use epidemic in the United States.



50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report – 2014 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health – Available Now – Read the report

PEDIATRICS


NJDHA has a variety of projects to improve the oral health of pediatric patients.  Be sure to visit the Pediatrics webpage to see more...


Use of Emergency Departments for Non-traumatic Oral Care in New Jersey

The Rutgers Center for State Health Policy held a webinar on 3.31.14 to review this study of NJ residents who use hospital emergency departments to receive oral health care. This need for care is found primarily among young adults who are unisured.  Thirteen low-income areas wee studied, with unmet need greater in south Jersey sites.

Click here to see summary of major findings and the report



GERIATRICS

Be sure to visit the webpage dedicated to the NJ Coalition on Oral Health for the Aging



Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit


Help your patients with diabetes get the care they need. Too many people with diabetes are not getting annual foot, eye, and oral exams, or managing their medications. You have the power to change that. The enhanced Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit empowers pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and other providers to deliver more integrated care for patients with, or at risk for, diabetes. When you work in tandem with other health care providers, you become more effective at recognizing the early danger signs of diabetes, decreasing the risk of complications, and managing medication therapy.

Click here to see the new toolkit.




LINKS: HIPAA RESOURCES

HIPAA Facts for Professionals



If you have diabetes, flu vaccination is especially important for you.

Protect those you care for. Get your flu vaccine and recommend it to your patients.

Learn how to better protect yourselves from Infection transmission in the dental setting