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Oral Health

logo-oh.pngOur Mission

The Oral Health Branch is dedicated to preventing dental disease for Alabama's citizens by promoting and developing quality, cost-effective community and school-based preventive, educational, and early treatment programs which emphasize the elimination of oral health disparities.

Oral Health is an essential and integral component of health throughout life. No one can be truly healthy unless he or she is free from the burden of oral diseases and conditions. Millions of people in the United States experience dental caries and periodontal disease resulting in needless pain and suffering.

The Oral Health Branch has developed the following materials to help educate Alabamians on the benefits of healthy teeth and gums.

photocontest.jpgShare Your Smile With Alabama Smile Contest

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is excited to announce the sixth annual “Share Your Smile with Alabama” statewide photo contest, giving the opportunity for Alabama parents and guardians to showcase their child’s smile. Visit Share Your Smile with Alabama for all the details!

Our Programs

The Oral Health Branch accomplishes its mission through several programs. These include oral health education programs and materials, community water fluoridation, and the dental screening program.

Oral health data from various sources are available that characterize the oral health of Alabama's children and adults. These include indicators of oral health.

Finally, information is available on locating a dentist throughout the state. Public health clinics, Medicaid providers, ALLKids providers, and other dental provider lists are also available.

Call (334) 206-2924 or contact us via email to obtain further information.

Virtual Education Conference: Oral Health & Community Water Fluoridation

The Oral Health & Community Water Fluoridation Conference for Alabama public water system operators was a HUGE success! Thank you to our wonderful speakers Tracy Boehmer, Dr. Johnny Johnson, Jason Bell, and Jody Coker for sharing your extensive knowledge on fluoridation and for helping us celebrate 75 years of community water fluoridation!

Page last updated: October 31, 2022