- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 4, 2001

Books for children

• "The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist," by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Random House, 1981. Brother Bear and Sister Bear undergo dental work in this installment of the Berenstain Bears series.

• "Barney Goes to the Dentist," by Linda Cress Dowdy, Barney Publishing, 1997. The big purple dinosaur explains a visit to the dentist to preschoolers.

• "Going to the Dentist," by Helen Frost, Pebble Books, 1999. This book is a good introduction to the dentist and his equipment.

• "Open Wide: A Visit to the Dentist," by Cecile Schoberle, Simon Spotlight, 2000. The usual mayhem ensues when the Rugrats go see the dentist.

• "Going to the Dentist," by Anne Civardi, EDC Publications, 1993. This book explains dental care as part of the Usborne First Experiences series.

Books for Adults

• "Healthy Teeth: A User's Manual," by Marvin J. Schissel, Griffin Trade, 1999. In this book, a consumer advocate gives advice on making dental care decisions and keeping teeth healthy.

Associations

• American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60611. Phone: 800/947-4746. Web site: www.ada.org. This professional organization has research news, a dentists' directory, publications about oral health, and children's activities on its Web site.

On line

• Information on children's oral health can be found at www.mypediatricdentist.com, a site sponsored by the South Plains Dental Group of Lubbock, Texas.

• Dr. Robert Camps, a pediatric dentist in Silver Spring, has information on dental care and office procedures on his Web site, www.drcampspediatricdental.com.

• Crest toothpaste has advice on children's oral health on its Web site, www.crest.com.

On line

• Information on children's oral health can be found at www.mypediatricdentist.com, a site sponsored by the South Plains Dental Group of Lubbock, Texas.

• Dr. Robert Camps, a pediatric dentist in Silver Spring, has information on dental care and office procedures on his Web site, www.drcampspediatricdental.com.

• Crest toothpaste has advice on children's oral health on its Web site, www.crest.com.

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