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Dental Hygiene Websites

thumb_toothpaste.JPGBelow are some helpful Dental Hygiene-related Web Sites. The College of DuPage and the COD Library do not create or control any of these resources, and they will not be held responsible for misuse of information or any adverse effects of recommendations stated in these resources. Health Information should always be discussed with your health care provider, who can interpret it for you and apply it to your individual case.


Commission on Dental Accreditation (Part of the American Dental Association)


American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

American Association of Orthodontics

American Dental Assistants Association

American Dental Association*
*includes a wide-range of educational resources for health consumers.

American Dental Education Association

American Dental Hygienists’ Association*
*includes educational resources for health consumers including kids

Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association (IDHA)

National Association of Dental Laboratories

National Dental Association

Dental Continuing Education Sites

ADHA Continuing Education

Dental Continuing Education from


Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association (IDHA)

Inside Dental Hygiene

Dental Academy of Continuing Education

Dental Employment Sites

ADHA Career Center

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Current Dental Hygienists Occupational Employment and Wages

Illinois Career Information System:
From home, login as a guest by choosing town name from a dropdown list, add zip code
Search for Dental Hygienists under Occupations
The wages section includes data for specific Illinois counties

COD Library's Chicago Area Job Sites (Scroll down to view)

U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Outlook Handbook: Dental Hygienists

Dental Health Sites for Patients (Consumers)

Academy of General Dentistry: Know Your Teeth

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

CDC Oral Health Resources

Dental Image Sites

DermNet NZ: Mouth Problems
Covers skin conditions of the mouth (oral mucosa, including lips, gums and tongue).

Oral Pathology Review Images (VCU Libraries Digital Collections)

OPRM Atlas of Oral Pathology - University of Iowa College of Dentistry


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
With over 100,000 members, the Academy is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics : Home Food Safety
Food safety tips for consumers (some resources are available in Spanish)

COD Library's Nutrition Research Guide
Nutrition-related resources (print, electronic and Internet resources) from the College of Dupage Library's Natural Science Librarian

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) fact sheets
Provides "a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. ODS has fact sheets in two versions—Health Professional and Consumer. Both versions provide the same types of information but vary in the level of detail. Consumer [fact sheets] are now available in Spanish."

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
Delivers credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers.

MEDLINEplus National Library of Medicine
Search for nutrition-related health topics such as: calcium; child nutrition; cholesterol; dietary fats; dietary fiber; eating disorders; food labeling; infant and toddler nutrition; nutrition for seniors; nutritional support; obesity; vegetarianism; vitamins and minerals; weight loss and dieting; and food, nutrition and metabolism
A gateway to the U.S. government offices' information on nutrition, healthy eating, and physical activity

USDA Food Composition Databases
Use the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference to "find nutrient information on nearly 8,000 foods using this search page. You can now search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items."

World Health Organization (WHO): Nutrition
Provides information on the numerous nutrition activities supervised by WHO including: growth assessment and surveillance, nutrition in development and crisis, country-focused nutrition policies and programs, and reduction of micronutrient malnutrition