What’s New in Oral Health, Nevada?

Infection Control COVID19 Update

Dentistry Workers and Employers his section provides guidance for dentistry workers and employers. This guidance supplements the general interim guidance for workers and employers of workers at increased risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2. On March 16, 2020, the American Dental Association called for dentists to keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures … Read More...

2018 Special Smiles Program…

June 2018 The Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada Healthy Athletes Special Smiles Program... brought together several enthusiastic volunteers and organizations: UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Nevada State Oral Health Program, Oral Health Nevada, NV Dental Hygienists’ Association, TMCC, and the community to provide education on oral health, screening for dental disease, and … Read More...

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Nevada Oral Health Matters

  • 64% of 3rd graders have experienced tooth decay, while 29% have untreated tooth decay
  • 37% of low income children 0-20 years of age had any dental visit and just 20% received a treatment dental service – less than the national average
  • 47% of Head Start children have experienced tooth decay and 12% have untreated tooth decay
  • 43% of residents 18 and older have experienced tooth loss
  • 42% of seniors have lost 6 or more teeth and 17% are edentulous
  • Nevada’s low income seniors and those with disabilities have little support to assist with paying for even basic dental care
  • 8 residents per 100,000 have been diagnosed with oral and pharyngeal cancer
  • Nevada is 27th in the nation for providing its residents with the health and economic benefits of water fluoridation