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Dental Health Service

Mission Statement:Child Dental
To provide leadership in oral disease prevention, anticipate needs, and mobilize efforts that will help protect and promote good oral health for Oklahoma citizens.

Oral Health Diseases

Dental diseases are among the most prevalent health problems in Oklahoma. Although oral diseases are considered highly preventable with knowledge currently available, most of the state's population is affected with some form of dental disease at some time during their lives. Since most dental disease is preventable, dental professionals can influence the course of this disease through preventive measures such as fluoridation programs, dental education and tobacco-use prevention programs, dental sealant programs, and regular dental visits. Teeth are necessary for appearance, for proper speech, and to properly chew food. Untreated dental diseases affect the quality of life of all Oklahomans and can result in very serious health problems.
 

Third Grade Oral Health Data: State Comparisons

Third Grade Oral Health Assessment 2007-2008

Third Grade Oral Health Assessment 2009-2010

Third Grade Oral Health Assessment 2012-2013

State Oral Health Plan:  Report from the Governor's Task Force 2009 

Governor's Task Force on Children and Oral Health 2009 Executive Summary

State Health Dept. Sponsors 2015 Oklahoma Mission of Mercy

 Contact Information

OSDH Dental Health Service 
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, Ok 73117-1299
Phone (405) 271-5502   
Fax (405) 271-5434  

 

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