47% of Nevada’s Head Start children have experienced
tooth decay and 12% have untreated tooth decay.
Water fluoridation benefits everyone in the community.
Improve the oral health of all Nevadans
- especially those who are the most
vulnerable, by expanding access to
affordable preventive and restorative
services, promoting oral health education,
and expanding communication and
support through diverse partnerships.
We will serve as a trusted resource
providing up-to-date, relevant, and
research-based oral health information
and technical assistance to our partners,
policy makers, and residents.
Nevada’s low income seniors and those with disabilities have little support to assist with paying for even basic dental care.
64% of Nevada 3rd graders have experienced
tooth decay, while 29% have untreated tooth decay.
Engaging broad-based partners at the state and local level, we will collaborate
in initiatives designed to increase public awareness of oral health as an important
component of general health and will work to increase access to care for vulnerable, unserved, and underserved populations.
We champion dental health for all Nevadans whether they are living in our largest citiesor in our most rural communities.
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...
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...
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