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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.

Updated ADA Recommendations on the Use of Fluoride Toothpaste by Children

Click here to read the Feb. 10, 2014 Press Release by the ADA which updates its recommendations to caregivers  on the use of fluoride toothpaste by children.

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Practice Guidelines for Maryland's Prenatal & Dental Providers.

The Maryland Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health has released Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Practice Guidance for Maryland’s Prenatal and Dental Providers, a guide for prenatal and dental providers to support quality oral health care delivery to pregnant women in Maryland. 

The guide, developed by an Interprofessional steering committee representing several state organizations and health professions, includes up-to-date, evidence-based information and useful resources, including clinical images, a dental pharmacology chart, a dental referral form, and educational materials for pregnant women.

To order print copies of the guidance document and free educational materials, visit and complete the printed materials request form.

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.

Selected Resources

Information Resources

Maryland's Healthy Smiles Dental Program

National Campaign on Children's Oral Health

Healthy Mouths - Healthy Lives

The Ad Council has joined forces with 35 dental organizations to encourage chidren & their families to adopt this simple, yet powerful, message: Brush kids' teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day.

Two minutes may seem long- but not when kids are watching the various 2 minute videos found at: or click on the image below:

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