Fact Sheets


Massachusetts Community Health Center Dental Programs

This Directory has been developed to help improve access for residents of the state who may have difficulty obtaining dental services.

Implementing A Tooth Brushing Program in the Child Care Setting

This guide has been developed for child care workers with the objectives to:

  • Understand the problem of dental disease in children;
  • Understand the cause of tooth decay and how to prevent it;
  • Understand the new Department of Early Education and Care Regulations regarding tooth brushing in the child care setting; and
  • Learn strategies to effectively implement a tooth brushing program in a child care setting.

For specific questions about Regulation 606 CMR 7.11(11)(d), contact the Department of Early Education and Care .

To request this guidance in Spanish, email Oral.Health@state.ma.us

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Oral Health Information/Anticipatory Guidance

If you would like to receive any of these anticipatory guidance topics in Spanish, please contact the Office of Oral Heath at 617-624-6074 or Lynn.Bethel@state.ma.us

Oral Health Information-Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This resource was developed in collaboration with DEAF, Inc.

This information is provided by the Oral Health within the Department of Public Health.

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