Bright Future Oral Health Guidelines

Posted on: April 5, 2010

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

“Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health‚ÄĚPocket Guide is designed to help health professionals implement specific oral health guidelines during pregnancy and post-partum, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. It addresses risk assessment for dental caries, periodontal disease, malocclusion, and injury.”

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Pocket Guide (link)

“The Bright Futures project was initiated in 1990 by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The mission of the Bright Futures project is to promote and improve the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. This is achieved through the development of educational materials and through fostering partnerships. Bright Futures provides comprehensive, culturally effective, family-centered, community-based child health supervision guidelines consistent with the needs of families and health professionals. The Bright Futures guidelines provide the foundation for a coordinated series of educational materials for health professionals and families.”

Link: http://www.mchoralhealth.org/pocket.html

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For more information about oral health or Bright Smiles from Birth, please contact:

Jennie Pinkwater
Project Director
1400 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 213
Fax: 312/733-1791
jpinkwater@illinoisaap.com