Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, Inc.

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Patient Resources

COHI has collected state, national and international resources for patient and consumer education.

 Connecticut 

Access Health CT – Dental coverage

Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace

Area Agencies on Aging

Access to supportive services that older adults need to live with dignity, security, and independence.

ConneCT

Apply on-line, open "My Account" and more for CT HUSKY Health

Connecticut Caregiver Support Groups

List of Connecticut caregiver support groups

Connecticut Dental Health Partnership

Contact the CTDHP about your HUSKY or Medicaid dental care including referrals to dentists.

Connecticut Dental Hygiene Schools

Reasonably-priced dental hygiene services offered.

Connecticut Dental Hygienist's Association

CDHA’s mission is to represent the interests of dental hygienists and support the advancement of the dental hygiene profession.

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

The state agency that promotes the health and well-being of persons with developmental disabilities, including dental services.

Connecticut Department of Public Health

CT DPH mission is to protect and improve the health and safety of CT’s residents.

    

Connecticut Department of Social Services

CT HUSKY/ Medicaid agency.     

Connecticut Grandparent Caregiver Support Groups

A list of Connecticut grandparent caregiver support groups

 

Connecticut State Dental Association

CSDA supports the professional success of its members and assists them in providing optimal care to their patients

 

Hospital Based Dental Clinics by City

Find a dental clinic located in a hospital here.

                                                                                                         

List of Connecticut Dental Care Referrals

A list of agencies that will assist you in times of dental need

 

List of Connecticut Community Health Centers with Dental Clinics by City/Town

A list of Connecticut's community health centers with dental clinics  

                                                     

Medical/Dental Transportation

Find transportation to your dental appointment

Project Good Oral Health

Develops groups of informed older adult oral health advocates who participate in improving geriatric oral health services and quality of life among those 50 and over in the Greater Hartford and Meriden area.

 

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine 

Programs that support research,, education of competent health care professionals, delivery of patient care services of high quality, and the promotion of health.

 National 

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry - ABCD

ABCD puts young children on a lifelong path to good oral health. 

BOHP Baby Oral Health Program

Educates and provides resources for dental health care providers on the principles of infant and toddler oral health.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC - Oral Health Basics

Tips for everyone on oral health

Let's Talk Teeth

COHI's program to inform the general public about the connection between dental care and a person’s overall health.

Mayo Clinic - Oral Health: Brush Up on Dental Care Health Basics

Mouth Healthy

MouthHealthy, part of the American Dental Association, is the patient's guide to dental health. 

POHP Perinatal Oral Health Program

Educates and provides resources for medical and dental health care providers on the principles of prenatal oral health.

 National

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

This site provides guidance on oral health care for pregnant women for both prenatal care health professionals and oral health professionals, pharmacological considerations for pregnant women, and guidance for health professionals to share with pregnant women. 

 

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program provides young children with a lifetime to good oral health through educate parents on how to properly take care of the child’s teeth.

                                                           

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics hope to improve communication and collaboration between the medical and dental homes and making pediatricians and other health professionals an essential part of the oral health team.    

 

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s mission is to advocate policies, guidelines and programs that promote the best oral health for children.

 

Children’s Dental Health Project

The Children’s Dental Health Project plans to improve oral health for children and families by identifying and advancing solutions that are advanced and cost-effective.

 

Healthy Teeth

Healthy Teeth is an oral education database built upon the science of oral health and designed for elementary grades 3-6.


Oral Health Information for Parents

Site by Rhode Island Department of Health

 

Taking the Anxiety Out of Taking Your Child to the Dentist

Site by Michigan State University Extension

 

It’s Time to Go to the Dentist

A multi-state non-profit intiative promoting oral health for children

 
Seven Ways to Make Dental Hygiene for Kids Fun

Page created by Colgate 


Keep Them Smiling: Children’s Dental Health

Page created by the Head Start governmental program

 

Going to the Dentist

Nemours, a non-profit children's health system, designed this site to help parents determine the right steps for their children's oral health.

 

Encourage Healthy Dental Habits Away From Home

Texas A&M Health Science Center website

 

Easing Children’s Fears About the Dentist

Cleveland, Ohio's Children's Clinic

 

American Association of Public Health Dentistry

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health.

 

American Dental Association

The ADA is the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.

 

American Dental Hygienists Association

The ADHA is the largest organization representing the professional interests of more than 150,000 registered dental hygienists across the country.

 

American Dental Assistant's Association

ADAA’s mission is to advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession.

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC Oral Health)

CDC’s Division of Oral Health works to improve the oral health of the nation and reduce inequalities in oral health.

 

Guide to Community Preventive Services - Oral Health

Guide to Community Preventive Services has interventions that aim to detect pre-cancers and cancers of the mouth and throat early in their development.

 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA Oral Health)

HRSA is discovering ways to improve access to oral health care, increase awareness of the connection between oral health and overall health, promote prevention, and improve oral health literacy.

                               

Hispanic Dental Association

The HDA is a non-profit organization consisted on oral health professionals and students devoted to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the U.S.

                             

National Cancer Institute - Oral Cancer

The NCI joins with National Cancer Program and conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with regards to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

 

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR Oral Health)

NIDCR works to better oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.

 

National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center

The OHRC answers to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues.                                                 

 

Oral Cancer Foundation

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a public service charity designed for advocacy and service, made to promote change, through proactive means, in the public and medical/dental professional sectors.

 

Oral Health America

Their mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education, and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable.

 

Rides in Sight

Rides in Sight is a free transportation referral service for seniors and people with visual impairments.

 

Special Care Advocates in Dentistry

SAID is a compassionate group of dental professionals whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities.

                             

Special Care Dentistry Association

SCDA is dedicated to promoting oral health and well-being for people with special needs.

   

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

Their mission is to promote children’s health and school success by advancing school connected programs, policies and systems.

 

The Dental Center - Anatomy of the Mouth

Educational resources all about the mouth

 

The Surgeon General's National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health (2003)

A set of five principal actions and implementation strategies that constitute A National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health that defines the necessary and sufficient tasks to be undertaken to assure that all Americans can achieve optimal oral health. 

 

Trends in Oral Health Status- United States, 1988–1994 and 1999–2004 (April 30, 2007)

Health statistics on oral health 

 International

FDI World Dental Federation

They want to be authoritative, professional, independent, and world-wide voice of dentistry.

 

International Association for Dental Research

IADR’s mission is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide.

 

International Association for Disabilities and Oral Health

iADH are concerned about those with disabilities and disadvantages and work to improve the oral health and quality of life for persons with special needs.

 

World Health Organization - Oral Health

WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.