SEALANTS


The contest was sponsored by NJDHA and the NJ Coalition on Oral Health Access for Special Needs Groups. The videos were presented to nursing students to improve knowledge & skills in caring for geriatric patients.
To see the video, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wt-VPrrOY&t=1760s

WATER FLUORIDATION


Pew Trust has issued an "F" to NJ's water fluoridation efforts, with only 14.6% NJ citizens with access to water fluoridation as per CDC.

Click here to see CDC statistics for all states as per 2014 - New Jersey ranks 49 out of 50..

Campaign for Dental Health "Life is Better with Teeth"

PEDIATRIC RESOURCES

Attention NJ RDHs!


American Academy of Pediatrics
www.healthyteethnj.com
NJDHA has been working with the American Academy of Pediatrics NJ Chapter “Pediatric Health Home Subcommittee”, thanks to the efforts of Yvonne Goldman (N). This subcommittee has developed a website through the funding of DentaQuest & Delta Dental grants. The website provides not only oral health info, but info on accessing pediatric providers & insurers. The resources page lists dental clinics in NJ, including the dental & dental hygiene educational programs. The sponsor scroll includes NJDHA along with Rutgers Dental, AAPNJ, NJDA and, NJAPD.


"Pediatrics" the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Policy Statement
Maintaining & Improving the Oral Health of Young Children
SECTION ON ORAL HEALTH


Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

To see Clinical Guidelines available from the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry click here

To see the Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry click here

NJDHA Member


To see a PowerPoint developed by NJDHA-member Jean Rath (S), click here

NOTE: this presentation is undergoing copyright protection.

You may contact Jean Rath for continuing education presentations. Contact through Central Office centraloffice@njdha.org

NEWS YOU CAN USE


PEW Trusts June 2013 Issue Brief "In Search of Dental Care"
Two Types of Dentist Shortages Limit Children’s Access to Care

Healthy People 2020 Oral Health
The significant improvement in the oral health of Americans over the past 50 years is a public health success story. Most of the gains are a result of effective prevention and treatment efforts. One major success is community water fluoridation, which now benefits about 7 out of 10 Americans who get water through public water systems. However, some Americans do not have access to preventive programs. Objectives in this topic area address a number of areas for public health improvement, including the need to:


  • Increase awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health and well-being. Increase acceptance and adoption of effective
  • preventive interventions. Reduce disparities in access to effective preventive and dental treatment services.

NIDCR on Dental Caries

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has been an important source of information on oral health and dental care in the United States since the early 1970s.