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In an effort to continue raising awareness about the mouth-body connection and highlight the critical role oral health plays in supporting good health outcomes, Center for Oral Health releases a new brief that examines the two-way interrelation of periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month in the United States. This is an opportunity to celebrate immunization as one of the greatest public health achievements and also increase awareness about diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. 

Center for Oral Health joins this effort with a new Issue Brief that outlines the potential cost-benefit relation of HPV immunization for the prevention of Oropharyngeal Cancers (OPCs) in the United States.

Center for Oral Health's new issue brief: "Prenatal Oral Health Care" focuses on the importance of good oral health and hygiene for pregnant women and the vital roles that prenatal and dental care providers play during this time.

This issue brief is a joint effort of the Center for Oral Health and Western University of Health Sciences. This publication is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation and Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. This work is part of the Center's portfolio of research focusing on opportunities for a better understanding of dental care delivery systems and improving oral health outcomes.

HIV and AIDS affect millions of people around the world. Center for Oral Health is proud to join the national effort in support of HIV/AIDS awareness, and has produced an Issue Brief that highlights the importance of Oral Health for PLWHA. This brief is meant to inspire a more holistic and people-centered healthcare approach in the face of this global epidemic. We invite you to read and share this work of Center for Oral Health in collaboration with Western University of Health Sciences.

The Center for Oral Health is pleased to share with you a new issue brief: "Exploring Denti-Cal Provider Reimbursement and its Impact on Access to Dental Care for California's Children". This is a joint effort of Center for Oral Health and Western University of Health Sciences. This publication is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation and an academic scholarship grant from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. This work is part of the Center's portfolio of research focusing on opportunities for better understanding of dental care delivery systems, and improving oral health outcomes.

The Center for Oral Health is pleased to announce the release of a new guidebook: Guidelines for Providing Dental Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities.

This guide, adapted by Susan McLearan, RDHAP from an existing COH publication1, was compiled to assist skilled nursing facilities contemplating the use of a dental provider with mobile/portable dental care equipment. It includes information and guidance on the procedures that should be considered before entering into a contract and/or memorandum of understanding with a provider, as well as in the continuous evaluation of providers.

Addressing the oral health of this needy population will help prevent systemic disease, reduce health care costs, and improve the quality of life by addressing the oral hygiene of long‐term care facility residents.

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This resource guide was developed to assist Federally Qualified Health Centers navigate the many Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies related to creating sustainable oral health programs in underserved communities.

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WIC: Early Entry into Dental Care provides a simple yet powerful solution to the problem of preventing dental disease in low income children. It brings comprehensive preventive dental services directly to vulnerable children. It uses WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), a place where very young children and their parents are eminently accessible, as the delivery point for the services. By providing dental care on site at WIC, the program is able to intervene at an age when dental disease can be effectively prevented. 

With the collective experience of our staff and program partners, COH has written the WIC: Early Entry into Dental Care Guidebook as a manual for those interested in establishing their own WIC dental programs.

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This guidebook is a comprehensive approach to oral health education policy in schools. It is a helpful tool for school board members and superintendents to develop local polices to address oral health in their schools.

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The briefing, Impact of Community-Based Oral Health Services: Reducing the Barriers to Care was sponsored by the Center for Oral Health. Speakers focused on emphasizing preventive services to reflect the new focus of CMS and the Benefit Exchange, increasing access and utilization rates of dental care by providing services where people are and achieving sustainability and efficiency in public dental health program models.

Click here to watch a video of the briefing.


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