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Maternal and Child Health Library Releases National Children’s Dental Health Month Resource

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University in collaboration with the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center released a new edition of the knowledge path about oral health for infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women. Presented in time for National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, this electronic guide points to resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at improving access to and the quality of oral health care. The knowledge path can be used by health professionals, program administrators, educators, and policymakers to learn more about oral health, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. Separate sections present resources for schools and child care and Head Start programs as well as resources about dental caries, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, pregnancy, and special health care needs. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_oralhealth.html. A resource brief for families accompanies the knowledge path and is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_oralhealth.html.

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