Advisory Group Report
on recommendations for
Oral Health Services
for North Carolina
Bytes newsletter is produced by the NC Oral
Health Section to provide informative updates and educational
resources for teachers, public health providers, dental professionals
and citizens concerned with children's dental health in North
Dental Bytes provides articles on timely dental topics
that are helpful to use in the classroom or in a health care
setting. These articles provide highlights about dental public
health efforts to prevent oral disease in the state.
visit our Oral Health Educational
Resources page to download and print quality health
education materials developed for all age groups.
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Oral Health Section (OHS) is the only statewide dental program, either
public or private, that provides prevention and education services on
dental health specifically for children. Prevention is the key to improved
oral health. Too many citizens, and children in particular, experience
preventable dental disease.
2008-2009 Oral Health Section Annual Report
is now available for download.
HERE to learn about our programs.
of the NC Oral Health Section:
To promote conditions in which all North Carolinians can achieve
oral health as part of overall health.
North Carolina children – cavity-free forever
• Adults who influence the health of children
• Health care providers
accomplish these best practices in partnership with:
To work towards eliminating disparities in oral health by using
best practices to:
1. Reduce oral disease through prevention/education/health
2. Ensure that evidence-based systems are implemented
to monitor the public's oral health
3. Ensure access to dental care
4. Provide professional education
• Health care professionals and professional organizations
• Organizations that support improved health to make their
• Individuals who care about our children's health
HERE to read the complete
2009-2010 NC Oral Health Section
Since oral public health's "patient" is the community, the
majority of the programs are tailored to the general public and health
care providers. The Oral Health Section staff are community based to
provide as many direct prevention and education services to the citizens
of North Carolina as possible. Most Oral Health
Section staff are based in the county(ies) they serve. The majority
of their offices are located in local health departments. All programs
include education to help individuals have better oral health by improving
using dental sealants and fluorides,
changing their diets, and visiting their dentist regularly.
you searching for affordable dental care in North Carolina?
Into the Mouths of Babes (IMB) is a program
that trains medical providers to deliver preventive oral health
services to high-risk children from the time of tooth eruption
until the third birthday, including oral screening, parent/caregiver
education, and fluoride varnish application.
2010 IMB Newsletter