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Tips for Providing Anticipatory Guidance
How you share information with parents of children birth to five can make a difference in how that information is received and utilized.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Fact Sheet – ASTDD
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has been used extensively outside the United States for many years as a topical medicament to treat and prevent dental caries and relieve dentinal hypersensitivity.

Tobacco & E-Cigarette Health information
The American Institute of Dental Public Health has a new podcast, The Truth Initiative. The Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past. You can find the full episode in iTunesSpotify, and Google Play. Don’t forget: If you subscribe to Anecdotal Evidence, new episodes will automatically download on Monday each week. This podcast is supporting by funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Tobacco & Kansas Vape-Free Schools Toolkit-Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Health Promotion
This Kansas Vape-Free Schools Toolkit is a guide to help your school or school district become tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free. This Toolkit contains information and resources to help your school effectively implement, clearly communicate, regularly enforce and support a truly tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free campus.

Webinar: E-Cigarettes: What are the Facts Behind All that Vapor?
The purpose of this webinar is to inform dental providers about the products, trends for use, and health harms and benefits of e-cigarette use. To view the webinar and obtain continuing education credits, you must create a free ADA login. This webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about e-cigarettes and their impact on oral health, not just dental professionals.

CDC Tips from Former Smokers campaign: Videos featuring television commercials, advertisements, extended interviews, and vignettes.

Addressing Tobacco Use in Kansas: Brief Tobacco Intervention Online Training
A new training will be available online soon! Check back!

Other Training Opportunities
Also available are other training opportunities, such as "Help Your Patients Quit Smoking", a KDHE webinar collaboration with Wesley Family Practice, and "Tobacco Dependence Treatment: Coverage, Billing and Reimbursement" for licensed health care professionals, billing staff, administrators, and other staff engaged with providing tobacco dependence treatment, course number 1085269.

KDHE Tobacco Use Prevention Program:
Kansas Tobacco Quitline:

Fluoride in Kansas
This comprehensive web-site will help you know the facts, the supporters, the history of water fluoridation in Kansas.
It also has a table you can use to determine the amount of fluoride in each Kansas community (that has reported results to the State of Kansas).
Tips for talking about water fluoridation

Fluoride Facts: Evidence-based answers for health educators

This document contains answers to questions commonly asked by pregnant women and families of young children. Explanations and references for additional information are included as well as suggested responses for the consumer

Motivational Interviewing

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Motivational Interviewing:
Changing Oral Health Behaviors to Keep Kids Cavity Free

The Effective Dentist:
Motivational Interviewing Demonstration

The Ineffective Dentist:
Non-Motivational Approach

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