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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 that 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.

Seventh Annual "Share Your Smile with Alabama" Photo Contest

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is excited to announce the seventh annual “Share Your Smile with Alabama” statewide photo contest, giving the opportunity for Alabama parents and guardians to showcase their child’s smile. The contest is limited to third-grade students in public or private schools, and children ages 8-10 years in home school. Two grand prize winners --- one boy and one girl --- will be selected by the ADPH Bureau of Family Health Services.

Visit Share Your Smile with Alabama for 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.

Page last updated: October 20, 2023