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Oral Health Status

Preschool-Aged Children

The Ohio Department of Heath (ODH) conducted an oral health screening survey of preschool-aged children during the 2016-17 school year. Learn more about how this survey was conducted and the overall results.

School-Aged Chidlren

Since 1987, the Oral Health program has conducted statewide oral health screening surveys of schoolchildren in hundreds of public schools in Ohio about every five years.

The most recent findings are from a screening survey of third grade schoolchildren that was conducted during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. Listed below are data briefs that summarize the major findings of this screening survey.

A one-page info graphic is also available.

Oral Health of Children in Appalachian Ohio

View this info graphic on the disparity in oral health among children who live in the 32-county region of Appalachia Ohio.

Getting Dental Care

Findings of the 2015 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey show that, regardless of income, getting dental care remains the most common unmet health care need among children, and is second only to prescription drug coverage as the greatest unmet health care need among adults.

Oral Cancer

Ohio Annual Cancer Report 2018 presents age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates for cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx. County-level data are also available.

Tobacco Use

Visit the ODH Tobacco Data and Statistics webpage to access information about the use of tobacco among Ohioans.

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a survey of students in grades nine through 12 that asks about behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease and injury among youths. The most recent Ohio data are for 2013. Questions about visiting the dentist are also asked.


Last Updated: 6/22/2018