Oral Health Program
The mission of the Nevada Oral Health Program is to protect, promote, and improve the oral health of Nevadans.
The Oral Health Program and its partners collaborate to promote optimal oral health for Nevadans across the lifespan. Current and proposed oral health initiatives include:
- Identifying and supporting opportunities for inter-discipline oral health education.
- Establishing sustainable oral health objectives that focus on pregnant women, infants and young children.
- Ensuring the availability of dental services for Medicaid and Nevada Check-up eligible children.
- Increasing the availability of education regarding oral disease prevention, as well as access to oral health services for Nevadans living with disabilities.
- Ensuring oral health is integrated into chronic disease prevention, education and self-managing disease programs.
- Improving quality, availability and relevance of oral health data and surveillance material.
- Improving oral health for all adults, including the older adult population.
- Leveraging in-state opportunities for infrastructure and policy improvement and development.
- Developing sustainable funding sources for the State Oral Health Program and community oral disease prevention programs.
A collaborative work group to prevent cavities and gum disease in pregnant women, infants and young children.
- Community Water Fluoridation
- Fluoride Varnish
- Fluoride Supplements
This section of the website talks about the dental and oral health services available for children enrolled in Nevada Medicaid and/or Nevada Check-Up. In addition, topics on collaboration between the State Oral Health Programs and State Medicaid-CHIP Oral Health Programs are shared.
The Healthy Mouth and Healthy Body Connection
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Seniors, etc.