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The Section on Oral Health provides a variety of resources for its members and the public.

Online Reso​urces

Campaign for Dental Health - Pro-water fluoridation advocacy campaign and social media channel for oral health at the AAP. CDH offers fluoride and oral health related resources for health professionals here. - Parent resource to learn more about children's health, including their teeth!

Brush, Book, Bed - An AAP program with a simple and clear message for parents: Each night 1) Help your children to brush their teeth, 2) Read a favorite book (or two)!, and 3) Get to bed at a regular time each night.​

Educational Resou​​​rces

EQIPP Oral Health - Get Maintenance of Certification Part 4 Credit and learn how to incorporate oral health in practice.

Smiles for Life National Oral Health Curriculum 3rd Edition - AAP-endorsed oral health courses for primary care providers. See Courses 2 and 6.

Protecting All Children's Teeth (PACT): A Pediatric Oral Health Training Program - Downloadable powerpoints for educators with in depth information about child oral health, oral health guidance, and preventive care.

Oral Health Photo Gallery - The AAP has compiled a photo gallery of common dental diseases and conditions that can be used with permission for educational purposes.​

Practice Re​sources

Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool - Access the most used caries risk assessment tool for medical providers. Includes an easy to understand tool as well as a self-management guide sheet for patients and caregivers

Bright Futures 4th Edition - Guidelines to help primary care providers incorporate preventive health services in the medical home.

AAP Oral Health Initiatives - Practice Tools - Incorporate oral health into your practice with these easy-to-use tools and resources.

Coding and Payment Resources

Oral Health Coding Fact Sheet - AAP Members may access this fact sheet to understand how best to code for preventive oral health services in the medical home.

State Payment Grid - State Medicaid programs and private payers have varying payment policies for oral health. This grid provides information for each state.

AAP Policy Statements

The Section on Oral Health creates, collaborates and reviews a number of AAP Policy Statements, Clinical Reports, and Technical Reports. Below are those most pertinent to oral health.  

Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect (2017, Revision)

The Primary Care Pediatrician and the Care of Children with Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate (2017) 

Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients Before, During, and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: Update (2016)  

Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children (2014) 

Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting (2014) 

Management of Dental Trauma in a Primary Care Setting (2014) 

Oral Health Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities (2013)

Early Childhood Caries in Indigenous Communities (2011)