(25) The ASTDD recommended addition of demographic questions (5 items).
After completing the questionnaire, each participant had an oral health screening performed by calibrated examiners utilizing the ASTDD Basic Screening Survey for Older Adults form.
mailed a 10-question survey about the three core functions related to oral health to the public health official known by ASTDD
to have overall responsibility for oral health activities within the SHA.
The assessment utilized the ASTDD
BSS--Older Adults tool.
Look at the ASTDD
website to see what kind of activities and programs states are involved in.
The basic screening survey tool from the ASTDD
was used as part of clinical protocol for sealant placement and retention.
The SOT survey instrument was based on the methods outlined in the ASTDD 1999 publication Basic Screening Surveys: An Approach to Monitoring Community Oral Health.
The survey instrument developed in Illinois was similar to what has since been developed by ASTDD for states to use for oral health surveillance in older adult populations.
The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' (ASTDD
) Committee on School and Adolescent Oral Health, with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau, has provided guidance and resources to states on integrating oral health into these eight school health components.
In April, Wood was installed as president of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD
) at the 2008 National Oral Health conference in Miami, Fla.
Developed jointly with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD
), the site will enable oral health and public health professionals and policymakers to monitor selected oral health information to assist in assessing state and national oral health needs.
(10) Through the IAA, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD
) provided funding at the state level to support the state Head Start Oral Health Forums and follow-up activities.