We gather dental health information about Vermonters so we can improve the quality of life of Vermonters. Improving dental health is an important component to improving overall health. The Burden of Oral Disease in Vermont includes information about the dental health of Vermonters, with comparisons to national data and Healthy People 2020 targets whenever possible. Keep Smiling Vermont are surveys of the dental health and treatment needs for specific populations of Vermonters. See how well we are meeting our oral health goals through our Healthy Vermonters 2020 Scorecard.
These are presentations that show how Vermonters in different parts of the state are doing on the topic of dental health, including preventive and access to care, risk factors, and dental health outcomes.
- The Dentist Census describes the number of dental providers in Vermont, including their distribution by geography and specialty.
- The Oral Health Dashboard shows dental health population indicators and performance measures that the Oral Health program uses to track their progress toward achieving goals. The dashboard includes Healthy Vermonters 2020 indicators.
- Maps and Trends shows Vermont dental health data at the county and District Office level.
- The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data includes information about adult’s dental health in this Vermont summary More detailed information about adult dental visits, reasons for not visiting the dentist, and dental insurance are displayed in this brief. Two shorter briefs show the association of risk behaviors and chronic diseases with poor oral health and dental visits, with more details in this brief.
- Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data contains dental health information about Vermonters before and during pregnancy. This report presents information on oral health among Vermonters who gave birth between 2012 and 2014.
- The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) includes the number of youth participating in risky behaviors (e.g., drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, using snuff) that may increase their chances of having poor dental health.
- Form CMS 416: Annual Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Participation Report shows the use of dental services for Vermonters under 21 years old who are enrolled in Medicaid.
- The Dental Landscape Study includes dental health data at the town and Health Service Area level. This report is about policy considerations to improve the ability to get care, the quality and the cost of dental health in Vermont.
- This data brief reports on possible effects of removing the dental insurance cap for Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women in Vermont, and on outreach efforts conducted by the Vermont Department of Health District Office Staff.
- The Cancer Registry includes information on oral cancer. This data brief reports the incidence of the many cancers, including oral cancer, that have been linked to HPV infection.
- For more information about dental health in Vermont, visit the Office of Dental Health
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Oral Health Data website contains additional state-level and national-level data.