Guidelines and Recommendations
Community Prevention Programs
Oral Health: Interventions for Preventing Dental Caries, Oral and Pharyngeal
Cancers, and Sports-related Craniofacial Injuries: A Report on the
Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. MMWR
Truman BI, Gooch BF, Evans CA Jr. (Eds.). The Guide to Community Preventive
Services: Interventions to prevent dental caries, oral and pharyngeal
cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries. Am J Prev Med
text in several PDF documents.*
and EPA Announce New Scientific Assessments and Actions on Fluoride:
Agencies working together to maintain benefits of preventing tooth decay
while preventing excessive exposure
Recommendations for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in
the United States. MMWR 2001;50(RR-14):1–42. Also available as a
PDF file (373K).
Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings, 2003.
MMWR, December 19, 2003:52(RR–17).
See the expanded section for Infection Control.
Preventing and Controlling Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer — Recommendations
from a National Strategic Planning Conference. MMWR 1998;47(RR–14).
Also available as a
PDF file (197K).
School-Based Dental Sealant Programs
Gooch BF, Griffin SO, Gray SK, Kohn WG, Rozier RG, Siegal M, Fontana M,
Brunson D, Carter N, Curtis DK, Donly KJ, Haering H, Hill LF, Hinson HP,
Kumar J, Lampiris L, Mallatt M, Meyer DM, Miller WR, Sanzi-Schaedel SM,
Simonson R, Truman BI, Zero DT. Preventing dental caries through
school-based sealant programs: Updated recommendations and reviews of
evidence. J Am Dent Assn 2009;140(11):1356–1365.
View full text.*
Engineering and Administrative Recommendations for Water Fluoridation,
1995. MMWR 1995;44(RR-13):1–40. Also available as a
PDF file (338K).
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Date last reviewed:
March 30, 2011
Date last modified: March 30, 2011
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