Mississippi State Department of Health

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.

Your Oral Health

Programs & Services

Fluoride Programs

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.
Find out more

Dental Sealants Program

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.
Find out more

DAT Reimbursement Program

This program assists dental students with the fees for the Dental Admission Test (DAT).
Application form

Make a Child's Smile

This preventive dental program provides for dental screenings and protective fluoride varnish for children enrolled in Head Start.
Find out more

Regional Oral Health Consultants (ROHCs)

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.
Find out more

Professionals and Providers

Documents and Reports

National Oral Health Data

Dental Organizations

Children's Oral Health

Oral Health Publications

^ Top


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
Find out more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,213,html ok
Find out more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,481,html ok
Application form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,21565,151,html ok
Find out more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,479,html ok
Find out more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,271,html ok
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
Reports    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,151,63,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/

Resources referenced
For providers: Children's Dental Screening Form    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/17711.pdf ok

Find this page at https://msdh.ms.gov/page/43,0,151.html

print  close