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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.

Winners of the Seventh Annual "Share Your Smile with Alabama" Photo Contest Announced

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is excited to announce the winners of the seventh annual “Share Your Smile with Alabama” statewide photo contest. Congratulations to Denia Washington from Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School in Montgomery, and Chase Johnson from Brewbaker Intermediate School, also in Montgomery.

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: January 23, 2024