Dental Sealants Resources
Continuing Education Credits Online
Staff from Ohio Safety Net Dental Clinics (http://www.ohiodentalclinics.com), have developed distance learning curricula that offer continuing education (CE) credits. Two CE credits will be awarded in partnership with Lutheran Medical Center, an American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program provider, upon successful completion the curriculum. This program was facilitated by the National Network for Oral Health Access, a nationwide network of health center oral health providers. There is no charge for CE credits. Support for the curricula was provided by the Bureau of Health Professions (grant number T12HP10684), Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Section.
School-Based Dental Sealant Programs (2 credits)
Designed to ensure that school-based dental sealant program staff have a thorough understanding of the history, operations, and underlying principles of effective programs. The modules provide detailed guidelines for infection control in school-based programs; discuss tooth selection and assessment for dental sealants; review the dental sealant application process; and provide information about program operations.
Altenhoff L, Beeman D, Forbes D, Gray W, Hardin R, Howard R, King C, Lopez N, Tesch S, Weber M, Willberg B, Williams M. 2009. Seal a Smile Texas Style: A Sealant Manual for the Oral Health Program (rev. ed.). Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/pdf/Seal a Smile-WG-rev 09-22-09.pdf.
Beauchamp J, Caufield PW, Crall JJ, Donly KJ, Feigal R, Gooch B, Ismail A, Kohn W, Siegal M, Simonsen R. 2009. Evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Journal of the American Dental Association 139(3):257–268.
Carter NL, American Association for Community Dental Programs and National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2007. Seal America: The Prevention Invention (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. http://www.mchoralhealth.org/Seal.
Crespin M, Ordinans K, Tatro BJ. 2009. Partnering to Seal-a-Smile: A Report on the Success of Wisconsin School-Based Dental Sealant Programs. Milwaukee, WI: Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin. http://www.chawisconsin.org/documents/Partnering_to_SAS_Exec_Sum2.09.pdf.
Flint Hills Community Health Center. 2007. Future Smiles School Sealant Program. Emporia, KS: Flint Hills Community Health Center. http://www.mchoralhealth.org/materials/multiples/futuresmiles.
Gooch BF, Griffin SO, Gray SK, Kohn WG, Rozier RG, Siegal M, Fontana M, Brunson D, Carter N, Curtis DK, Donly KJ, Haering H, Hill LF, Hinson HP, Kumar J, Lampiris L, Mallatt M, Meyer DM, Miller WR, Sanzi-Schaedel SM, Simonsen R, Truman BI, Zero DT; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2009. Preventing dental caries through school-based sealant programs: Updated recommendations and reviews of evidence. Journal of the American Dental Association 140(11):1356–1365.
Gray SK, Griffin SO, Malvitz DM, Gooch BF. 2009. A comparison of the effects of toothbrushing and handpiece prophylaxis on retention of sealants. Journal of the American Dental Association 140(1):38–46.
Griffin SO, Gray SK, Malvitz DM, Gooch BF. 2009. Caries risk in formerly sealed teeth. Journal of the American Dental Association 140(4):415–423. http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/140/4/415.
Griffin SO, Jones K, Gray SK, Malvitz DM, Gooch BF. 2008. Exploring four-handed delivery and retention of resin-based sealants. Journal of the American Dental Association 139(3):281–289.
Holt K, Barzel R. 2010. Pain and Suffering Shouldn’t Be an Option: School-Based and School-Linked Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/schoolhealthfactsheet.pdf.
Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2009. Dental Sealants. Des Moines, IA: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hpcdp/common/pdf/oral_health/dental_sealants.pdf.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. Super Tooth Dental Sealant Radio PSA. Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. http://www.mass.gov/.
Maternal and Child Health Advisory Board. 2009. Dental Sealants. Carson City, NV: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Initiative. http://health.nv.gov/PDFs/MCHAB/Dental_Sealants.pdf.
Nevada State Health Division. 2008. Sealants Prevent Tooth Decay! Carson City, NV: Nevada State Health Division. http://health.nv.gov/PDFs/OH/APPROVED_Sealant_Brochure_ENGLISH_9-08.pdf [English]; http://health.nv.gov/PDFs/OH/APPROVED_Sealant_Brochure_SPANISH_9-08.pdf [Spanish].
Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services. 2009. School-Based Dental Sealant Program Manual. Columbus, OH http://www.odh.ohio.gov/ASSETS/AE87CDD4956643F5A54853F3BAD600A4/Manual
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Oong EM, Griffin SO, Kohn WG, Gooch BF, Caufield PW. 2008. The effect of dental sealants on bacteria levels in caries lesions: A review of the evidence. Journal of the American Dental Association 139(30):271–278. http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/139/3/271.
Pennsylvania Department of Health. 2009. Put a Seal on Dental Decay: A Parent’s Guide About Sealants (rev. ed.). Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health. http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/lib/health/PutASealOnDentalDecay20090325.pdf.
Scherrer CR, Griffin PM, Swann JL. 2007. Public health sealant delivery programs: Optimal delivery and the cost of practice acts. Medical Decision Making 27(6):762–771. http://mdm.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/27/6/762.
Washington State Department of Health, MCH Oral Health Program. 2010. Dental Sealants. http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/Oral_Health/Documents/Sealants/fsSealants.pdf.