Resources and References

How Poor Oral Health can Affect Children's Behavior

Web Resources and Tools




Articles and Books

  • AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center. (n.d.). Snapshot of america’s children 2020 [PowerPoint slides]. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Drummond, B. K., Meldrum, A. M., & Boyd D., (2013). Influence of dental care on children’s oral health and wellbeing, British Dental Journal, 214: E27 DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.533. 
  • Gracy, D. et al. (2017). Health barriers to learning: The prevalence and educational consequences in disadvantaged children.​ Children’s Health Fund. Retrieved from
  • Guarnizo-Herreño, C.C., & Wehby, G.L., (2012). Children’s dental health, school performance and psychosocial well-Being, Pediatr161(6); 1153-1159.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.05.025​
  • Hill, B.J., Meyer, B.D., Baker, S.D., et al. (2019). State of little teeth report. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Oral Health Program. (n.d.). Community Oral Health Improvement Plan. Retrieved from
  • South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control Division of Oral Health. (n.d.). Oral health: Teacher activities for the early childhood classroom.​ Retrieved from