School-Based Oral Health Services: A Select Bibliography
Content organized by most recent date/publication listed first.

Updated March 2012

Government/National Reports

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Advancing Oral Health in America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2011. Updated October 3, 2011. Accessed March 5, 2012.

Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies. Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2011. Published July 13, 2011. Accessed March 7, 2012.

The Pew Center on the States. The state of children’s dental health: making coverage matter. Published May 2011. Accessed March 7, 2012.

United States Government Accountability Office. Efforts under way to improve children’s access to dental services, but sustained attention needed to address ongoing concerns. Published November 2010. Accessed March 5, 2012.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health and Human Services oral health initiative 2010: promoting and enhancing the oral health of the public. Published April 2010. Accessed March 5, 2012.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The U.S. Oral Health Workforce in the coming decade. Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2009. Published August 6, 2009. Accessed March 7, 2012.

United States Government Accountability Office. State and federal actions have been taken to improve children’s access to dental services, but gaps remain. Published September 2009. Accessed March 7, 2012.

United States Government Accountability Office. Extent of dental disease in children has not decreased, and millions are estimated to have untreated tooth decay. Published September 23, 2008. Accessed March 5, 2012.

Paradise J; Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation. Dental coverage and care for low-income children: the role of Medicaid and SCHIP. Published July 2008. Accessed March 5, 2012.

Gehshan S, Wyatt; National Academy for State Health Policy. Improving oral health care for young children. Published April 2007. Accessed March 7, 2012.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The oral health of children: a portrait of states and the nation. Based on data from the National Survey of Children’s Health 2003. Published 2005. Accessed March 7, 2012.

United States Government Accountability Office. Dental disease is a chronic problem among low-income and vulnerable populations. Published April 2000. Accessed March 7, 2012.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. Oral health in America: a report of the Surgeon General. Published May 25, 2000. Accessed Jun 8, 2011.


Edelstein BL, Chinn CH. Update on disparities in oral health and access to dental care for American’s children. Acad Pediatr. 2009;9(6):415-419. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2009.09.010.

Locker D, Frosina C, Murray H, Wiebe D, Wiebe P. Identifying children with dental care needs: evaluation of a targeted school-based dental screening program. J Public Health Dent. 2004;64(2):63-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2004.tb02729.x.

Tetuan T. The role of the nurse in oral health. Kans Nurse. 2004;79(10):1-2.

Greene-McIntyre M, Finch MH, Searcy J. Smile Alabama! Initiative: interim results from a program to increase children’s access to dental care. J Rural Health. 2003;19 Suppl: 407-15.

Modifi M, Rozier RG, King RS. Problems with access to dental care for Medicaid-insured children: what caregivers think. Am J Pub Health. 2002;92(1):53-58.

Edelstein, BL. Dental care considerations for young children. Spec Care Dentist. 2002;22(3 suppl):11S-25S.

Edelstein, BL. Disparities in oral health and access to care: findings of national surveys. Ambul Pediatr. 2002;2(2 suppl):141-7. doi: 10.1016/S1530-1567(05)60097-4.

Edelstein, BL. Access to dental care for Head Start Enrollees. J Public Health Dent. 2000;60(3):221-229.


Kenney GM, McFeeters JR, Yee JY. Preventive dental care and unmet dental needs among low-income children. Am J Public Health. 2005;95(8):1360-6. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2004.056523.

Navarro, D. Combating childhood tooth decay. Avoiding the sugar that lurks in cafeteria lines and lunchbox favorites. School Nurse News. 2005;22(4):13-4.

Venker DJ, Kuthy RA, Qian F, Kanellis MJ. Twelve-month sealant retention in a school-based program using a self-etching primer/adhesive. J Public Health Dent. 2004;64(4):191-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2004.tb02752.x.

Kumar JV, Wadhawan S. Targeting dental sealants in school-based programs: evaluation of an approach. Community Dent Oral Epidemiology. 2002;30(3):210-5. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0528.2002.300307.x.

Zabos GP, Glied SA, Tobin JN, Amato E, Turgeon L, Mootabar RN, Nolon AK. Cost-effectiveness analysis of a school-based dental sealant program for low-socioeconomic-status children: a practice-based report. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2002;13(1):38-48.

Sanzi-Schaedel S, Bruerd B, Empey G. Building community support for a school dental sealant program. J Dent Hyg. 2001;75(4):305-9.

Kim S, Lehman AM, Siegal MD, Lemeshow S. Statistical model for assessing the impact of targeted, school-based dental sealant programs on sealant prevalence among third graders in Ohio. J Public Health Dent. 2003;63(3):195-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2003.tb03499.x.

Yu SM, Bellamy HA, Schwalberg RH, Drum MA. Factors associated with use of preventive dental and health services among U.S. adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2001;29:395-405.

Werner CW, Pereira AC, Eklund SA. Cost-effectiveness study of a school-based sealant program. ASDC J Dent Child. 2000;67(2):93-7, 82.

Kumar JV, Davila ME, Green EL, Lininger LL. Evaluation of a school-based sealant program in New York State. J Public Health Manag Pract. 1997;3(3): 43-51.

Morrant AM, Holloway PJ, Taylor GO. A novel school dental screening program. Community Dent Health. 1995;12(3):128-32.

Disney JA, Bohannan HM, Klein SP, Bell RM. A case study in contesting the conventional wisdom: school-based fluoride mouth rinse programs in the USA. Community Dent Oral Epidemiology. 1990;18(1):46-54.

Haugejorden O, Lervik T, Birkeland JM, Jorkjend L. An 11-year follow-up study of dental caries after discontinuation of school-based fluoride programs. Acta Odontol Scand. 1990;48(4):257-63.

Clinical Services

Wetterhall S, Bader JD, Burrus BB, Yee JY, Shugars DA. Evaluation of the Dental Health Aide Therapist Workforce Model in Alaska. Final report. Published October 2010. Accesed March 7, 2012

Albert DA, McManus JM, Mitchell DA. Models for delivering school-based dental care. J Sch Health. 2005;75(5):157-61.

Weyant RJ, Manz M, Corby P. Dental caries status and need for dental treatment of Pennsylvania public school children in grades 1, 3, 9, and 11. J Public Health Dent. 2004;64(3):136-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2004.tb02743.x.

York JA, Holtzman JM. Designing and implementing a school-based dental program for students with developmental disabilities. Spec Care Dentist. 2004; 24(6):308-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2004.tb01710.x.

Mouradian WE. Ethical principles and the delivery of children’s oral health care. Ambul Pediatr. 2002;2 Suppl:162-168. doi: 10.1016/S1530-1567(05)60100-1.

Simoyan O, Badner V. Implementing a school-based dental health program: the Montefiore model. J Sch Health. 2002;72(6):262-3.

Herman NG, Rosenthal M, Franklin DM. Delivery of comprehensive children’s dental services using portable dental clinics in NYC public schools: a six-year analysis. NY State Dent J. 1997;63(4):36-41.

Scanlan BJ. An holistic approach to school dental health. J Sch Nurs. 1991;7(4):12-5.


Crall JJ. Children’s oral health services: organization and financing considerations. Ambul Pediatr. 2002;2 Suppl:148-153. doi: 10.1016/S1530-1567(05)60098-6.