Skip to main content
The HS/HSL is a part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore | My UMB The Elm UM Shuttle Google Apps@UMaryland Blackboard

601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore MD 21201-1512

Reference: 410-706-7996
Circulation: 410-706-7928


This guide includes online resources that focus on the interests and research needs of the dental & dental hygiene professional. Please feel free to suggest any useful websites for inclusion to Mary Ann Williams, Librarian to the School of Dentistry.


This Dentistry guide identifies resources that may be helpful to the students, staff, or faculty of the School of Dentistry.

For students, the librarian can:

  • Provide individualized research assistance for papers and projects. 
  • Provide an overview of the library's resources.
  • Provide small group workshops

For faculty and staff, the librarian can:

  • Guest lecture to introduce students or department staff to library resources and teach research skills.
  • Conduct literature searches for research projects and grant proposals.
  • Conduct expert searches for systematic reviews.

​ For assistance, please contact, please contact Mary Ann Williams directly at or at 410-706-8863.

I look forward to working with you!

Children's Dental Health Books

Visit our guide to learn more about dental health books recommended for children under the age of seven. This list was created by the collaborative efforts of the Health Sciences & Human Services Library (HS/HSL) and the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC) who convened an interprofessional team to review the books. The book list will serve to increase access of oral health information to children and families, and provide guidance to those who purchase and utilize children's books. 

All the books are available for check-out from the Library with a UMB ID card. Others can request the books using Interlibrary Loan or check for availability at your local public library.

Click here to access the guide and learn more about the book review process.

MDAC Releases 2028-2023 Maryland Oral Health Plan

The Maryland Dental Action Coalition is pleased to announce the release of the Maryland Oral Health Plan 2018-2023 (MOHP), a five-year roadmap to improved oral health for all Marylanders. The plan builds on the oral health improvements achieved since the release of the first state plan in 2011, identifies critical remaining gaps, and outlines strategies to expand access to oral health care, prevent oral diseases and injury, and improve the oral health and overall health of all Marylanders.

RECENTLY RELEASED: New Report from the ADA on Oral Health & Well-Being in the U.S.

Oral Health & Well-Being in the United States summarizes select data on self-reported oral health status, attitudes and dental care utilization among United States adults as of 2015 based on an innovative household survey.

How do Marylanders view their oral health? Click here to view the fact sheet with the results for Maryland.

The full report, as well as a webinar recording that discusses this new resource are available at:


Now Available: 2016 The State of Decay - Vol IV

The 2018 State of Decay is the 4th in a series of reports from Oral Health America (OHA) surveying the state of oral health for older Americans. It is one of five strategies for OHA’s Wisdom Tooth Project®, a program designed to meet the oral health challenges of a burgeoning population of community dwelling older adults, their family caregivers and the health professionals who work to help them age healthily and independently To find out how Maryland ranks by click here.