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- Oral health promotion: general dental practice - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (Worldwide)
- Promoting oral health in Africa: Prevention and management of oral diseases and noma as essential interventions against noncommunicable diseases -manual (WHO)
- Tooth Tutor - Washington State Department of Health (USA)
- Oral Health improvement Plan 2009-2014 - Washington State (USA)
- Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - UK National Health Service
- Oral Health Pages - US Center for Disease Control & Prevention
- Promoting Oral Health - Dental Health Foundation (IRL)
- Review of Oral Health Promotion/Education Activity - Centre for Health Promotion Studies (IRL)
- Oral Health Strategy - Department of Health (N-IRL)
- Clinical Guidelines and Integrated Care Pathways for the Oral Health Care of People with Learning Disabilities 2012
Despite improved oral health in England further work needs to be done to diminish rates of largely preventable oral disease. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of the United Kingdom have developed Oral health promotion: general dental practice guidelines for dentists to promote oral health during patient visits through oral health advice.
Promoting oral health in Africa: Prevention and management of oral diseases and noma as essential interventions against noncommunicable diseases -manual (World Health Organisation)
An oral health promotion manual has been launched by the WHO Promoting oral health in Africa: Prevention and management of oral diseases and noma as essential interventions against noncommunicable diseases which is focused on oral health promotion at the state level, primarily through the development of primary health care delivery processes at primary health care centres, schools and communities.
The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future is a worldwide group of experts who are working to stop the initiation and progression of an early form of cavities (known as caries). Their goal is to establish a Cavity-Free Future for individuals of all ages.
Overall, the group believes that global leaders, organizations and individuals– such as country and community leaders, health and dental health professionals, public policy and education communities, and the public – need to collaborate to learn more about this early form of cavities. They also believe in coordination in providing prevention and management strategies to help reduce the impact of caries.
By working together on a global, regional and local level, the Alliance challenges these stakeholders to stop caries NOW for the opportunity to have a Cavity-Free Future.
The Washington State Department of Health's Oral health program has published a curriculum developed especially for the school environment to support the work of teachers, school nurses, and student instructors. Tooth Tutor provides simple and evidence-based information to promote oral health and enhance learning.
In November 2009 the Washington State Oral Health Coalition published the Washington State Collaborative Oral Health Improvement Plan 2009-2014 to address gaps in access to preventative and restorative oral health services in the state.
Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention was published by Public Health England in 2014. This toolkit for prevention aims to minimise oral health inequalities and support patients to make healthy choices for their oral health that will flow on to improve their general health.
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has a library of evidence on a range of oral health issues among other issues general health and social care.
The Centre for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) (United States) oral health pages provides guidance to health care providers, public health officials, policymakers and the general public on how to achieve maximum protection from tooth decay while minimising any cosmetic concerns by efficiently using fluoride products and dental care resources on their oral health page.
Published by the Dental Health Foundation in 2008 the Promoting Oral Health publication outlines the actions and achievements of the foundation since the 2001 launch of the Strategic Initiative.
In 2003 the Centre for Health Promotion Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway prepared the Review of Oral Health Activity/Education Activity for the department of health and children, Ireland. The two fold aim of the report was to review all oral health activity and programs in the preceding 10 years and to survey the needs of people with special needs in relation to their oral health and dental services.
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Published by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in June 2007 Oral Health Strategy was developed after an initial consultation document 'An Oral Health Strategy for Northern Ireland' was released in 2004 which provided recommendations for oral health status improvements in the population. The initial recommendations remain but the 2007 strategy incorporates population oral health information gained through the 2003 National Child Dental Health survey.
Clinical Guidelines and Integrated Care Pathways for the Oral Health Care of People with Learning Disabilities 2012
The Clinical Guidelines and Integrated Care Pathways for the Oral Health Care of People with Learning Disabilities 2012 was published in 2012 Faculty of Dental Surgery, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This document aims to provide ways to promote the oral health of people with disabilities through integrated care, thus reducing inequalities between the broader population and this subgroup and reducing the burden of oral diseases within this population and the flow on effects to general health.