Dental Hygienists' Association
NEWS YOU CAN USEPEW Trusts June 2013 Issue Brief "In Search of Dental Care"
Two Types of Dentist Shortages Limit Children’s
Access to CareHealthy People 2020Oral 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:
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- 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.
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.
Attention NJ RDHs!
Pediatrics - Oral Health Wellness Website
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.
Join the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health 2020 Initiative -
A Pediatric and Adult Oral Health Wellness Campaign
NJDHA has aligned with the NJ Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics to work toward the establishment of a dental home by age one. NJ-AAP, working with a variety of stakeholders including NJDHA, NJDA, & NJAPD, presents events to bring together pediatricians, pediatric dentists and RDHs.
Click here to read more about the program
Click here to see a recent webinar PowerPoint report click here
"Pediatrics" the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
AAP / Bright Smiles Periodicity Schedule
Updated to reflect the need for FL varnish in children 6mos-5years.
Maintaining & Improving the Oral Health of Young Children
SECTION ON ORAL HEALTH
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
To see a PowerPoint developed by NJDHA-member Jean Rath, click here
NOTE: this presentation is undergoing copyright protection. You may contact Jean Rath for continuing education presentations. Contact through Central Office firstname.lastname@example.org
How Can I Do More?
NJDHA Prevention Task Force
NJDHA partners with Eastern International College Dental Hygiene Program to provide prevention for Special Needs Chidlren and 3rd Graders in Jersey City.
Pediatrics Task Force
NJDHA develops a Pediatrics Study Club and works with the American Academy of Pediatrics of NJ to advance access to care for NJ children.
Contact Executive Director Becky Pugh email@example.com for more info.
PEDIATRICS and the dental hygienist