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Pediatric Dentistry Fact Sheets

Brushing Calendars

Brushing Calendar (English)
Brushing Calendar (Spanish)
This brushing calendar is appropriate for children up to age six. There is an area in the upper right corner of the electronic version suitable to add an office logo or name, address and phone number prior to printing.
Brushing & Flossing Calendar (English)
Brushing & Flossing Calendar (Spanish)
This brushing & flossing calendar is appropriate for children age six and older. There is an area at the bottom portion of the calendar suitable to add an office logo or name, address and phone number prior to printing.

Caries Risk Assessment Forms

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Risk Assessment Form
This eight-page document reviews the AAPD's Caries Rick Assessment Tool and is appropriate for dental and non-dental health professionals. (Assessment Form included with permission from the AAPD)
Modified Caries Risk Assessment Form
This one-page document is slightly modified from the AAPD's Caries Risk Assessment Tool and is used in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry's Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dental Emergencies

Dealing with Dental Emergencies
This one-page document reviews basic suggestions on how to manage several types of dental emergencies such as injured soft tissues, fractured teeth, and broken wires on braces. It is appropriate for parents, school nurses, teachers, coaches, or anyone who is around children.
First Aid for a Knocked Out Tooth at the Accident Site
This one-page document reviews immediate steps on how to manage a knocked out tooth at the accident site. It is appropriate for parents, school nurses, teachers, coaches or anyone who is around children.
Management of Avulsed Permanent Teeth with Closed Apex
This one-page document is designed to assist dentists in the decision making of how to treat an avulsed tooth with a closed apex.
Management of Avulsed Permanent Teeth with Open Apex
This one-page document is designed to assist dentists in the decision making of how to treat an avulsed tooth with an open apex.
Trauma Kit Items List
This one-page document lists important items to be included in a "Trauma Kit" for treating dental emergencies in the dental office. A new fishing tackle box with several mini compartments makes a great case for a trauma kit.

Flip Charts (in English and Spanish)

The 21 page, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, double-sided, self-standing, color spiral bound flip chart is an excellent resource for educating parents/caregivers on the concepts of pediatric oral health for young children. It is designed to be used by health care professionals, WIC personnel and others to deliver pediatric oral health care messages by having the parent/caregiver view the photos on the front side while the presenter reviews the more detailed information on the back side. It begins with basic oral health care messages during pregnancy and covers dental eruption times, signs of teething, the importance of primary teeth, early childhood caries, how cavities are caused, and ways to prevent dental caries. Colorful photos help depict tooth brushing concepts, positioning information for parents who wish to assist their young children in brushing, and information on fluoride and dietary issues related to oral health.

Available for purchase for $12 per copy (includes shipping and handling).
To order, please specify the number of copies of English and/or Spanish flip charts, send a check or money order made payable to:

Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry

and mail to:
Cathy Skotowski
Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry
201 Dental Science Bldg South
Iowa City, IA 52242-1001

Upon receipt of payment, your order will be processed, so please specify the address you would like your order mailed to at the time you send your payment. Thank you!

Infants and Toddlers

Key Dietary Messages
This three-page document reviews the recommendations, goals and rationale for various dietary behaviors of infants and toddlers. It is appropriate for health professionals and for parents.
Key Oral Hygiene Messages
This three-page document reviews the recommendations, goals and rationale for the proper oral hygiene for infants and toddlers. It is appropriate for health professionals and for parents.

Lighted Dental Mirrors

Lighted dental mirrors are useful when performing oral exams in a setting other than the dental chair, such as an infant or toddler in the knee-to-knee position or for oral screenings in a public health setting. Two popular brands are listed below and can be ordered from dental supply companies.
DenLite
MirrorLite

Oral Health Resources for Children

Children's Oral Health Resources Sheet
This document compiles a list of several professional and commercial organizations that have educational and motivational oral health materials for children. Website addresses and telephone numbers are included.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Oral Health and Your Baby
Recent research has shown that the oral health of pregnant mothers can affect the health of their babies. This two-page document informs pregnant women, physicians, and dentists about dental care for the pregnant patient.

Toothbrushing Protocol

Toothbrushing Protocol
Toothbrushing has become an important daily activity in many preschool and childcare settings. The purpose of this document is to provide information, practical details, and evidence-based rationale that will guide individuals and programs as they develop protocols for their centers.
There is an accompanying educational video entitled "Modified Toothbrushing Protocol" designed to assist early childhood educators in teaching children toothbrushing in the classroom setting. It may be viewed online or downloaded.

Other Resources

Educational materials on children's oral health are also available at the following links:
Early Childhood Oral Health, a 2009 text that is co-authored by Joel H. Berg and Rebecca L. Slayton, and published by Wiley-Blackwell, presents important information related to early childhood oral health in a comprehensive reference for students and other academics. In addition to a thorough discussion of preventing childhood caries, other topics include public health approaches to managing caries worldwide, implementation of new programs to mitigate dental caries in preschoolers, fluoride regimens, and new technologies in caries risk assessment in infants and toddlers. It is appropriate for practicing and studying pediatric dentists, cariologists, general dentists, public health dentists, pediatricians, and pediatric nursing specialists worldwide.