Dental and Oral Health
The Mississippi State Department of Health's Division of Dental Services is responsible for the prevention and control of oral diseases through assessment, policy and program development, and assurance. Our programs address children, adults, families and communities through public health clinics, schools, and approved dental health providers.
Fluoride treatment is a proven way to prevent tooth decay and help maintain healthy teeth. Fluoride is safe and cost-effective when added to community water systems that may require it, and fluoride treatment provides early, long-lasting prevention for children against oral and dental disease.
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Mississippi Seals provides preventive dental services in schools throughout the state. Dental screenings, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish applications are provided on-site in schools by dental professionals in the community.
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This program assists dental students with the fees for the Dental Admission Test (DAT).
This preventive dental program provides for dental screenings and protective fluoride varnish for children enrolled in Head Start.
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Our staff takes oral health to schools, health fairs, and anywhere it's needed most.
The MSDH Regional Oral Health Consultants (ROHCs) strive to improve the oral health of all Mississippians by assisting county health departments to deliver age-appropriate oral health anticipatory guidance and preventive oral health services in each public health district. ROHCs are Registered Dental Hygienists that promote information sharing between health professionals and community stakeholders to educate the public about the importance of good oral health and to reduce the burden of oral disease.
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For more information about our programs and services, call 601-206-1590.
You can also write to:
Mississippi State Department of Health
Office of Oral Health
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS, 39215-1700
For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.
Links referenced on this page
|Ways to Improve Your Oral Health||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,816,html ok|
|Find a Dentist Near You||https://www.dentalboard.ms.gov/licensee-search|
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|Application form||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,21565,151,html ok|
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|Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement||https://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/OralHealthPregnancyConsensus.pdf|
|Smiles for Life||http://www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org/|
|Fluoride Resources||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,213,html ok|
|Cavity-Free Kids||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,470,html ok|
|Cavity-Free Mississippi||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,470,html ok|
|For providers: Children's Dental Screening Form||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/17711.pdf|
|State Oral Health Plan, 2016-2021||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,772,html ok|
|National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)||http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/|
|The Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Data Resource Center (DRC)||https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/|
|Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/|
|National Oral Health Surveillance System (CDC)||http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealthdata/|
|The National Dental Association||http://ndaonline.org|
|American Dental Association||http://ada.org|
|The American Dental Hygiene Association||http://www.adha.org|
|Mississippi Dental Association||http://www.msdental.org/|
|Mississippi Dental Hygienists' Association||http://mississippiadha.org/Home|
|Mississippi Division of Medicaid||http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/|
|Children's Health Insurance Program||https://www.medicaid.ms.gov/programs/childrens-health-insurance-program-chip/|
|UMC School of Dentistry||http://www.umc.edu/sod/|
|Oral Health in America for the year 2000||http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/DataStatistics/SurgeonGeneral/|
|National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research||http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/|
|National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center||http://www.mchoralhealth.org/|
|For providers: Children's Dental Screening Form||https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/17711.pdf ok|
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