Oral Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Effective March 19, 2020, by Order of Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama State Health Officer, all elective dental and medical procedures shall be delayed. This Order supersedes all orders previously issued by the State Health Officer and Jefferson and Mobile County Health Officers. Prior to April 6, 2020, determination shall be made whether to extend this Order.

Alabama Dental Treatment Protocol Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
The ADPH Oral Health Office, Alabama Board of Dental Examiners, Alabama Dental Association, the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the State Committee of Public Health created these guidelines for dental providers, patients, and procedures.

For more information about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Share Your Smile With Alabama Smile Contest Winners!

The votes are in and we are proud to announce Brison Williams of Lafayette Lanier Elementary School in Valley, Alabama, and Saya Bell of Paine Elementary School in Trussville, Alabama, are our official winners of the third annual Share Your Smile with Alabama Photo Contest 2020.

Saya and Brison will be spotlighted in future ADPH Oral Health marketing for 2020, and their bright smiles will help promote February as National Children's Dental Health Month.

To view official pictures of our winners and to read the news release, visit Share Your Smile with Alabama.

Our 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 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.

Dental caries is largely a preventable disease. Preventive, educational and early treatment programs are the focus of the Oral Health Branch.

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

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: March 24, 2020