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Emergency Preparedness and Response



ASTDD Emergency Preparedness and Response Manual for State and Territorial Oral Health Programs and Appendices (2010. Updated 2021) - This resource highlights the essential operations and relationships that should be in place to enable effective recovery from a crisis event and advise the state's oral health community, state health agency officials and public health administrators in the development and operation of oral health emergency preparedness and response at the state level.  For additional information contact ASTDD Executive Director Chris Wood 775-626-5008

Federal Agencies and National Organizations

American Dental Association

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Community Emergency Response Teams

Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Department of Homeland Security

Food and Drug Administration

National Association of County and City Health Officials: Emergency Preparedness and Response

National Council on Aging: webpage and tool to assist with disaster preparedness as well as links to benefits available in an area declared a disaster. (October 2018)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Examples of State Resources

Wisconsin's Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR)

Other Resources

Colvard M.D. (2007) Dentistry's Role in Disaster Response. Dental Clinics of North America. Vol. 51, Issue 4

Galligan JM. (2004). Dentists Can Contribute Expertise in a Major Public Health Disaster. J Calif Dental Assoc, 32(8), 701-708

Glotzer DL, Perelman SC, Wolff MS. (2018) Dentists: Critical Aspects of Their Own and Their Community's Disaster Preparedness Plan. Am J Disater Med. Fall:13(4):289-296

Glotzer DL, Psoter WJ, Rekow ED. (2004). Emergency Preparedness in the Dental Office. J Am Dent Assoc, Dec;86(12):24-8

Guangwen Li, Bei Chang, Hui Li, Rui Wang, Gang Li. (2020) The Role of Dental Professionals in Pandemic Events and Disaster Responses. Cambridge University Press

Guay AH. (2002). Dentistry's Response to Bioterrorism: A Report of a Consensus Workshop. JADA, 133, 1181-1187

Li G, Chang B, Li H, Wang R, Li G. (2020) The Role of Dental Professionals in Pandemic Events and Disaster Reponses. Disaster Med Public Health Prep

Markenson D, DiMaggio C, Redlener I. (2005). Preparing Health Professions Students for Terrorism, Disaster and Public Health Emergencies: Core Competencies. Acad Med, Jun;80(6):517-26

More FG, Phelan J, Glotzer D, et al. (2004). Predoctoral Dental School Curriculum for Catastrophic Preparedness. J Dent Educ, Aug;68(8):851-8

Spencer DE. (2004). Forensic dentistry: dentistry and bioterrorism. J Calif Dent Assoc, 32(8), 663-4