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In Oral Health America’s newly released 2018 A State of Decay report, Alabama rose to No. 29 from No. 50 in the new state-by-state rankings on the status of oral health and outcomes in Americans age 65 and older. This elevated ranking reflects a joint commitment made by state public health officials, other dental organizations, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry faculty, students and alumni to improve outcomes in this population after an alarming last-place ranking in the previous report.
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On November 9, 2017, the Oral Health Coalition met for a special session to create a draft for the first Alabama State Oral Health Plan! This plan will serve as the benchmark for the next 5 years of improvements in oral health for Alabama residents and providers.

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Page last updated: May 18, 2018