First Tooth Advisory Board
Throughout the duration of the three-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) workforce grant, the First Tooth Advisory Board met bi-monthly to provide advice and oversight for the project. The Board had grown to 22 key individuals and representatives of project stakeholders from several organizations. It was instrumental in the identification and optimization of resources to sustain the First Tooth project beyond the three-year grant period. Many of the members are still involved with the project as part of the Oregon Oral Health Coalition (OrOHC).
Oregon Oral Health Coalition’s Early Childhood Caries Prevention Committee
Since 2002, the Oregon Oral Health Unit and the Oregon Oral Health Coalition’s Early Childhood Caries Prevention Committee have been leveraging expertise and other resources to facilitate community-based Early Childhood Cavities Prevention programs. First Tooth represents a culmination of significant efforts and collaboration.
Washington Dental Service Foundation
American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Initiative
The First Tooth curriculum, training tools, and educational materials were developed to aid medical and dental providers of pediatric patients in delivering oral health services. The curriculum and tools were adapted or used with permission from the Washington Dental Service Foundation and the American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Initiative.
Other key stakeholders First Tooth is working with include:
- State WIC Program
- Local Dental Societies
- Medicaid Managed Care Dental Organizations (Advantage, Capitol, etc.)
- State and Local Head Starts
Further Comprehensive Training
For more comprehensive training on early childhood caries, please contact these resources: