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Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist: Government Agencies

This guide will provide help in accessing information on Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene.

Government Agencies

  • NIDCR: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    "The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to promote the general health of the American people by improving their oral, dental and craniofacial health. "
  • NIDCR Diseases and Conditions
    A starting point for finding online information by topic at NIDCR and other government agencies. Some topics include Children and Oral Health, Dry Mouth, Fluoride, Sealants, Spit Tobacco, plus many other subjects related to oral health.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health: Oral Health Resources
    A web site from the government agency charged with tracking the nation's health, full of reports, articles, fact sheets, maps, and more.
  • MedlinePlus: Dental Health
    The National Library of Medicine has put this page together as a starting place for gathering online information about dental health. Although aimed at consumers there is much here of interest to dental hygienists, especially the sections on Latest News
  • OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Dentistry
    This web page from the U.S. Department of Labor's safety website discusses some of the workplace hazards common to dental professions, from pathogens and chemical dangers to ergonomic issues.

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