Provides programs communities can use to improve the health of their residents.
Provides information to improve health at workplaces and schools.
Provides information to help health teams work together to improve patient care.
Provides information to guide program decision making.
Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life. A healthy mouth enables not only nutrition of the physical body, but also enhances social interaction and promotes self-esteem and feelings of well-being. The mouth serves as a “window” to the rest of the body, providing signals of general health disorders.Oral health is more important than many people realize. Get the facts about how the health of an individual’s mouth, teeth and gums can affect his or her general health.To learn more about managing oral health please visit the following resources:
Pennsylvania School Health Oral Health Data
CDC: Oral Health Data System
National Oral Health Surveillance System
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) DataPublic Drinking Water Reporting System
State Board of Dentistry
American Public Health Association-Oral Health Section
Assocation of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Oral Health Connections: Linking School Nurses to Health and Wellness Resources
Healthy Teeth Healthy Children
PA Age One Connect the Dots
Oral Health America
Children's Dental Health Project
Pennsylvania Dental Assistants Association
Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association
Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
Children’s Oral Health
University of Pittsburgh, Student Community Outreach Program and Education (SCOPE)
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
Find A Health Center Near You
Pennsylvania Head Start Association
Public Drinking Water
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
PA Dental Association
American Association of Public Health Dentistry Foundation
St. Christopher's Foundation for Children
I like My Teeth