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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 winners of the Sixth Annual Share Your Smile with Alabama statewide photo contest were announced on January 24, 2023. Visit Share Your Smile with Alabama for all the details!

Count the Kicks Training: Oral Health and Prenatal Care Go Hand in Hand

Count the Kicks is an evidence-based stillbirth prevention campaign focusing on educating expectant parents on the importance of tracking fetal movement in the 3rd trimester. By connecting the dots between good oral healthcare in pregnancy and stillbirth prevention with your patients, you can reach more expectant parents with evidence-based information.

We are proud to announce that you have access to a FREE Count the Kicks training endorsed by the Alabama Dental Board. The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has approved 2 hours of CE for watching the Count the Kicks training video, reviewing the material in the Resources section of the training, and completing a short Review Survey. The Oral Health Office of the Alabama Department of Public Health is excited to provide the CEs at no cost to Alabama licensed dentists and hygienists.

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: January 24, 2023