Oral Health Nevada Inc. knows that improving the oral health for all Nevadans can’t be accomplished in a silo. We believe that through collaborations with a broad-based constituency including, but not limited to oral health and health professionals, educators, industry, government agencies, institutions, and organizations, as well as policy makers we’ll be able to identify and address the health needs and programming gaps of those populations most vulnerable to oral diseases.
National Reports and Briefs with Information and Grading Specific to the State of Nevada
- States Stalled on Dental Sealant Programs: A 50-State Report (2015)
- Is Your State a Winner When it Comes to Federal Support for Oral Health? (2014)
- National Academy for State Health Policy: Nevada (2104)
- State Cancer Facts: Nevada Specific Data on Various Cancers (2014)
- Falling Short on Dental Sealants: Nevada (2013)
- State of Decay: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Oral Healthcare? (2013)
- Children’s Dental Health: Nevada (2011)
- A State of Decay: Oral Health of Older Americans (2003)
State Reports: Nevadans’ Oral Health
- Burden of Oral Disease in Nevada (2012)
- Children’s Legislative Briefing Book (2015)
- Nevada Children’s Report Card (2014)
- State Fluoridation Plan (2011)
Community Water Fluoridation in Nevada
For more than 70 years communities throughout the United States have been adding fluoride to the public water systems to prevent tooth decay. Water fluoridation was initiated in Clark County in early 2000. Residents receiving water from the City of Henderson water system and the Las Vegas Valley Water District (Southern Nevada Water Authority) receive fluoridated water.
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For additional information on community water fluoridation go to:
Other Important Resources
Nevada’s State Oral Health Program is located in the Division of Public and Behavioral Health within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to improve the oral health of Nevadans through education and prevention.
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) mission is to provide leadership to promote a governmental oral health presence in each state and territory, to formulate and promote sound oral health policy, to increase awareness of oral health issues, and to assist in the development of initiatives for prevention and control of oral diseases.
Medicaid CHIP State Dental Association’s (MSDA) mission is to develop and promote evidence-based Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program oral health best practices and policies through innovative collaboration with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services provides oversight, guidance and funding approval for: state Medicaid agencies’ eligibility and enrollment systems, claims processing and reporting systems, health information technology, program and operational data, ICD-10 readiness and other systems that underpin and support the Medicaid and CHIP Dental Programs.
US National Oral Health Alliance provides the platform for a diverse network of stakeholders to forge common ground in order to harness opportunities and create viable solutions for improved oral health through prevention and treatment for vulnerable populations across our country.
Across the Nation…
The following is the link to the ABC News Reports from Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo series on Medicaid access. The program title is, “Do Dentists Turn Away Children?” explores kids bearing the brunt of a medical crisis.