Oral Health Program


Mission

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:  

  1. Identifying and supporting opportunities for inter-discipline oral health education.
  2. Establishing sustainable oral health objectives that focus on pregnant women, infants and young children.
  3. Ensuring the availability of dental services for Medicaid and Nevada Check-up eligible children. 
  4. Increasing the availability of education regarding oral disease prevention, as well as access to oral health services for Nevadans living with disabilities.
  5. Ensuring oral health is integrated into chronic disease prevention, education and self-managing disease programs.
  6. Improving quality, availability and relevance of oral health data and surveillance material. 
  7. Improving oral health for all adults, including the older adult population. 
  8. Leveraging in-state opportunities for infrastructure and policy improvement and development.
  9. Developing sustainable funding sources for the State Oral Health Program and community oral disease prevention programs.

 


 

Cavity-Free Nevada Initiative

A collaborative work group to prevent cavities and gum disease in pregnant women, infants and young children.


 

Fluoridation and Fluorides

  • Community Water Fluoridation 
  • Fluoride Varnish  
  • Fluoride Supplements     

Oral Health and EPSDT

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. 

 


Oral Health and Systemic Health

The Healthy Mouth and Healthy Body Connection 

 


Special Populations and Oral Health

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Seniors, etc.   

 

 


The Oral Health Program in the Community

Oral Health in the Community

     

     

      Contact Us

      Nevada State Oral Health Program

      1001 Shadow Lane, MS 7411, D280
      Las Vegas, NV 89106

      Phone: (702) 774-2573
      Fax: (702) 774-2521

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