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Caring for Kids brochure. School-based Dental Clinics: Spreading Smiles Through Schools
An overview of several successful clinics.
Children’s Dental Health Needs and School-Based Services: A Fact Sheet
Children’s Oral Health: State Initiatives and Opportunities to Address the Silent Epidemic. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Executive Summary.
A policy paper that describes the barriers & opportunities affecting low-income children’s access to dental care and provides details on several state initiatives.
Factors Contributing to Low Use of Dental Services by Low-Income Populations
(PDF) U.S. General Accounting Office, GAO/HEHS-00-149, September 2000. A federal government look at barriers to quality dental care for poor Americans.
School-Based Dental Health: Considerations for Program Development.
A review of key issues.
Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General.
US Department of Health and Human Services; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 2000.
Promoting Oral Health: Interventions for Preventing Dental Caries, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers, and Sports-Related Craniofacial Injuries – A Report on the Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services.
This report was published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 30, 2001 and presents recommendations for population-based interventions to promote oral health. Strongly recommended are water fluoridation and school-based and school-linked sealant programs.
An In Depth Evaluation of the School-Based/Linked Program. Lartson, LI. Houston Department of Health and Human Services & Houston Independent School District. January 2000. Available at
Grantmakers in Health, Critical Services for our Children: Integrating Mental and Oral Health into Primary Care. 2008.