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Welcome to the Useful Links page


 

Here you will find links to websites that can help you restore and maintain excellent oral health.

 

General information about dental care.

Nutritional guidelines.

How to deal with stress and anxiety.

If you need help to stop smoking.

Advice for parents of children with disabilities/special needs.

Dentals forums.

 

If you live in Australia.

If you live in Canada.

If you live in India.

If you live in New Zealand.

If you live in Pakistan.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland.

If you live in the UK.

If you live in the USA.

 


General information about dental care:

– Minimum standards for dental care and treatment (free pdf – 2009):

http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/minimumstandardsfordentalcareandtreatment.pdf

 

– Answers to many common questions:

http://dentistry.about.com/

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/basic-dental-care-overview

 

– Libraries providing with dental literature:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/view/0/index.html

 

– The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry in Ann Arbor (Michigan): http://www.flic…

 

Nutritional guidelines:

– Nutrition and Dental Health (free pdf – 2008):

http://www.healthpromotionagency.org.uk/Resources/nutrition/pdfs/Nutrition_and…

– Enjoy Healthy Eating (free pdf – 2012):

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Enjoy%20Healthy%20Eating%…

 

How to deal with stress and anxiety:

– Steps to Deal with Stress (free pdf – 2011):

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/stress_leafletfinal.pdf

– Stress Help Center: expert free resources:

http://www.helpguide.org/topics/stress.htm

– Manage Stress, a website packed with great information:

http://healthfinder.gov/prevention/ViewTopic.aspx?topicId=45

 

Need help to stop smoking?

– ASHLine, a website developped by the University of Arizona:

http://www.ashline.org/webquit-portal

– Want 2 stop! This site can help too:

http://www.want2stop.info/

– The American Lung Association website:

http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/

– SmokeFree, NHS stop smoking website:

http://smokefree.nhs.uk/

– Stopping Smoking Made Easier (free pdf – 2011):

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/stopping%20smoking%…

– Guide to Quitting Smoking (free pdf – 2012):

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002971-pdf.pdf

– Tobacco Use and the Periodontal Patient (free pdf – 1999):

http://www1.umn.edu/perio/tobacco/aaptobacco.pdf

 

Advice for parents of children with disabilities/special needs:

– Teeth matter! (free pdf – 2010):

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/teethmatter.pdf

 

Dental forums:

– Dentistry Forums. Here you can get advice from dentists and patients:

http://www.dentistry-forums.com/

– Dental Fear Central. A great forum dedicated mostly to… fear of the dentist:

http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/forum/forum.php

– Dental Minds. A nice place where to share your dental experiences:

http://www.dentalminds.com/phpbb3/

– Forum of the British Dental Health Foundation. Packed with helpful advice from patients and professionals:

http://www.dentalhealth.org/forum/

– About Cosmetic Dentistry. A lot of interesting topics discussed:

http://members5.boardhost.com/CosmeticDental/

 

If you live in Australia.

If you live in Australia…

 

– Australian Dental Council: http://www.adc.org.au/

– ABC Health & Wellbeing: http://www.abc.net.au/health/default.htm

– Better Health Channel: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/b…

– Dental Chat – patient questions: http://dentalchat.com.au/forums/patient-q…

– Australian Dental Association: http://www.ada.org.au/default.aspx

– Australian Society of Periodontology: http://www.asp.asn.au/

– Australian & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists: http://www.perio.org.au/…

– Australian Society of Implant Dentistry: http://www.asid.org.au/

– Australasian Osseointegration Society: http://www.aos.org.au/

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/dynamic/compare.aspx
http://www.canstar.com.au/health-insurance/

http://www.iselect.com.au/private-health-insurance/info/extras-cover/dent…

Where to get free or affordable dental care in Australia:

http://www.csu.edu.au/dental-clinic/index
http://www.griffith.edu.au/health/clinics/dentistry-oral-health-clinic
http://www.jcu.edu.au/smd/dentistry/index.htm
http://health.adelaide.edu.au/dentistry/
http://www.dhsv.org.au/public-dental-services/free-care-by-students/
http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=99177
http://sydney.edu.au/dentistry/
http://www.dentistry.uwa.edu.au/clinic
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=australia

– ACT: http://www.health.act.gov.au/health-services/community-based-he…

– Western Australia: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/services/category.cfm?To…

– Victoria: http://health.vic.gov.au/dentistry/public-dental-system.htm

– South Australia: http://www.sadental.sa.gov.au/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=1

http://sacommunity.org/thesaurus/13772-Dental_Services

– New South Wales: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/resources/cohs/pdf/dental_br…

– Queensland: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/oralhealth/services/default.asp

– Tasmania: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/oralhealth/welcome_to_oral_health

– Northern Territory: http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Service_Locator/Dental_Ser…

 

If you live in Canada.

If you live in Canada…

 

– Directory of Dental Regulatory Authorities & Provincial/Territorial Associations: http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/faqs_resources/reg_authorities/

– Eating Well with Canada’s Food: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-…

– Canadian Dental Association: http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/index.asp

– Royal College of Dentists of Canada: http://www.rcdc.ca/en?CFID=3053178&C…

– Canadian Academy of Periodontology: http://www.cap-acp.ca/

– Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics: http://www.ca…

– Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons: http://www.caoms.c…

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://www.kanetix.ca/dental-insurance
http://www.insurance-canada.ca/health-products/health-dental/health-dental.php
http://insuranceincanada.com/health-insurance/dental-insurance/dental-insuranc…

http://www.clickcan.com/blog/tag/dental-insurance/

Where to get free or low cost dental care in Canada:

http://maps.dentalclinicmanager.com/list-of-dental-schools.html
http://www.frugalshopper.ca/links/article.php?n=7
http://www.canadabenefits.gc.ca/f.1.2cselectge.4@.jsp?g…

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=canada

If you live in India.

If you live in India…

 

– Dental Council of India: http://www.dciindia.org/

– Oral Care India: http://www.oralcareindia.com/

– mDhil Health Info Services – Oral Health: http://www.mdhil.com/category/hea…

– Indian Dental Association: http://www.ida.org.in/

– Indian Society of Periodontology: http://www.ispperio.com/index.aspx

– Indian Society of Oral Implantologists: http://www.isoimplant.com/index.htm

– Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry: http://www.iald.co.in/

– Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India: http://www.aomsi.com/

Online dental advice:

http://publicforum.ida.org.in/Default.aspx
http://delhi-dentist.com/dental_queries.aspx
http://www.facebook.com/FreeDentistOnline?ref=stream
http://www.nechupadam.com/OnlineConsulting.html
http://www.globaldentalcare.com/consultation.htm
http://www.drmohanlalgargdentalcentre.com/online-consultation.html
http://www.implantsdelhi.com/online-consultation.aspx
http://www.oralcareindia.com/patients/online_consult.asp

http://www.cosmeticdentalclinic.net/onlineconsultation.asp

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://www.myinsuranceclub.com/health-insurance/
http://healthdentalinsurances.com/health-insurance-companies-top-health-insur…
http://www.healthinsuranceindia.org/comparision_of_rates_bonus_structure_1.asp
http://www.insurancepandit.com/health/health_insurance.php
http://www.edentalmagazine.com/alternative-to-dental-insurance-first-dhmo-in-in…
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/how-to-choose-the-best-dental-insurance-932…
http://www.easyinsuranceindia.com/dental-insurance-india.do

http://www.insuringindia.com/general-insurance/health/health-home.aspx

How to find free or low cost dental care in India:

http://nohp.org.in/#
http://www.healthmantra.com/d-collmds.shtml
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=india

If you live in New Zealand.

If you live in New Zealand…

 

– Dental Council of New Zealand: http://www.dentalcouncil.org.nz/

– Ministry of Health – teeth and gums: http://www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-top…

– New Zealand Dental Association: http://www.nzda.org.nz/pub/index.php?id=67

– New Zealand Society of Periodontology: http://www.perionz.org/

– Australian & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists: http://www.perio.org.au/in…

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://inform.co.nz/quotes-advice/
http://www.lifedirect.co.nz/health-insurance/
http://www.nzhealthinsurance.co.nz/blog.php
http://www.consumer.org.nz/reports/health-insurance

http://www.my-insurance-guide.co.nz/what-is-health-insurance.php

Where to get free or low cost dental care in New Zealand:

http://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/publicly-funded-health-a…
http://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/eligibility-publicly-funde…
http://www.cdhb.govt.nz/dentalcare/youth/about.htm#Who%20provides%20th…
http://dentistry.otago.ac.nz/

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=new+zealand

If you live in Pakistan.

If you live in Pakistan…

 

– Pakistan Medical & Dental Council: http://www.pmdc.org.pk/

– Pakistan Dental Association: http://www.pda.org.pk/

Online dental advice:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Online-Free-Dental-advice/121…

http://www.pakmedinet.com/forum/viewboard.php?BoardID=13

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://njfk.org/whynayajeevan.php

Where to get free or low cost dental care in Pakistan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dental_schools_in_Pakistan

Updated List 2011 of Government and Private Dental Colleges (Colleges of Dentistry) of Pakistan Recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PMDC (PM&DC) Islamabad, Government of Pakistan (Updated on July 06, 2011)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hospitals_in_Pakistan

If you live in the Republic of Ireland.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland…

 

– Dental Council of Ireland: http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/index.php

– Citizens Information – Dental Services: http://www.citizensinformation.ie…

– Irishhealth – Dental Health: http://www.irishhealth.com/topic.html?topicsect=14

– Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute: http://www.indi.ie/

– Mouth Cancer Awareness: http://www.mouthcancerawareness.ie/

– Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health: http://isdh.ie/

– Dental Health Foundation of Ireland: http://www.dentalhealth.ie/

– Irish Dental Association: http://www.dentist.ie/

– Irish Society of Periodontology: http://www.perioireland.ie/index.html

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://www.hia.ie/index/
http://www.freetocompare.ie/healthinsurance
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/health_insurance/private…
http://www.finfacts.ie/vhibupa.htm
http://www.moneyguideireland.com/health-insurance-price-compari…

http://www.moneyguideireland.com/?s=health+insurance&x=0&y=0

Where to get free or reduced dental care in the Republic of Ireland:

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/dental_aural_and_optic…

Patients


http://www.ucc.ie/en/dentalschool/patients/

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=ireland

If you live in the UK.

If you live in the UK…

 

– General Dental Council: http://www.gdc-uk.org/Pages/default.aspx

– British Dental Health Foundation: http://www.dentalhealth.org/

– British Dental Association: http://www.bda.org/

– British Society of Periodontology: http://www.bsperio.org.uk/

– Association of Dental Implantology UK: http://www.adi.org.uk/

– The Gum Disease Information Bureau: http://www.gumdiseaseinfo.co.uk/

– NHS Choices – Gum Disease:   http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Gum-disease…

– British Society for Oral Medicine: http://www.bsom.org.uk/

– British Society for Disability and Oral Health: http://www.bsdh.org.uk/index.php

Online dental advice:

http://www.dentalhealth.org/dental-helpline

http://www.thisisdentistry.co.uk/online-dentist/

http://www.askthedentist.info/?link1

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://www.which.co.uk/money/insurance/reviews-ns/dental-insurance/

http://www.money.co.uk/health-insurance/dental-insurance.htm

http://www.insurancesos.co.uk/articles/dental-insurance/dental….

http://www.reviewcentre.com/products4650.html

http://www.uk-insurance-index.co.uk/dental-insurance-1.html

How to get free or low cost dental care in the United Kingdom:

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1786.aspx?CategoryID=74&SubC…

http://www.dentalschoolscouncil.ac.uk/uk_dental_schools_list.htm

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=united+kingdom

 

If you live in the USA.

If you live in the USA…

 

– American Association of Dental Boards: http://www.dentalboards.org/

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Division of Oral Health: http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/topics/periodontal_disease.htm

– U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Oral Health: http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/clinical/oralhealth/index.html

– Dental Lifeline Network (formerly the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped): http://www.nfdh.org/home

– Institute for Dental Implant Awareness: http://www.missingteeth.org/

– American Dental Association: http://www.ada.org/

– American Academy of Periodontology: http://www.perio.org/

– U.S. regional periodontal societies: http://www.perio.org/resources-produc…

– American Academy of Implant Dentistry: http://www.aaid-implant.org/index.html

– American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons: http://www.aaoms.org/

– Academy of General Dentistry: http://www.agd.org/splash/

– National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/

– The Healthcare Blue Book: a wonderful website that will help you find fair prices for dental care, and much more: http://www.healthcarebluebook.com…

Online dental advice:

http://www.allexperts.com/cl2/320/Health-Fitness/Dentistry/

http://www.onedollardentist.com/dentaladviceline.html

http://www.identalhub.com/AskADentist.aspx

http://www.justanswer.com/dental/

Dental/health insurance reviews:

http://www.dentistry2000.com/dentalinsurance/consumer.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Dental-Insurance
http://insurance-quote-review.toptenreviews.com/dental-insurance-review/
http://www.dentalwikipedia.com/
http://www.insuranceusa.com/Health-Insurance.php
http://dentalinsurance.dentalplans.com/

http://www.dentalinsurancehelper.com/

Where to find free or low cost dental care in the United States:

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Low-Cost-Dental-Work
http://www.freedentalcare.us/
http://findmydentist.com/articles/list-of-dental-schools.html
http://maps.dentalclinicmanager.com/list-of-dental-schools.html
http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/
http://bsure.hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-Find-Free-Dental-Care

http://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/