Dental Health Surveillance & Reporting

We gather dental health information about Vermonters to improve the quality of life of Vermonters.  Dental health is an important component of overall health. Oral health statistics assist in making data-driven decisions. See how well we are meeting our oral health goals through our Healthy Vermonters 2020 Scorecard.

 
Comprehensive Report on Oral Disease in Vermont

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.

 
Reports on the Oral Health of Vermont’s Children

Keep Smiling Vermont is a report that includes findings from visual screenings, including dental decay, sealant rates, and treatment needs of Vermont’s children

 
Report on Oral Health of Vermonters in Nursing Homes

Keep Smiling Vermont is a report that includes findings from visual screenings, including dental decay, and treatment needs of Vermonters in Nursing Homes.

 
Dental Health Data Presented by Local Health Office Service Area

These presentations show dental health statistics for Vermonters in different parts of the state. They include preventive care, access to care, risk factors, and dental health outcomes.

Dental Health Statistics and Information
Report Includes
Dental Visits and Dental Insurance - Summary Dental visits, reasons for not visiting the dentist, and dental insurance
Dental Visits and Dental Insurance - Summary
- for Vermonters aged 18 - 64 who are enrolled in Medicaid
Dental visits, reasons for not visiting the dentist, and dental insurance
Dental Visits and Dental Insurance - Summary
- for Vermonters aged 65+ who are enrolled in Medicaid
Dental visits, reasons for not visiting the dentist and dental insurance
Dentist Census - Summary Report for 2017 Number of dentists in Vermont, including their distribution by geography and specialty
Dentist Census - Detailed Report for 2017 Number of dentists in Vermont, including their distribution and specialty
Dental Assistants Report for 2015 Number of dental assistants in Vermont, including their distribution by geography and specialty
The Oral Health Dashboard Dental health population indicators and performance measures that the Oral Health program uses to track their progress toward achieving goals, including Healthy Vermonters 2020 indicators
Maps and trends Some Vermont dental health data at the county and Office of Local Health level
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) summary of Vermont data Dental visits and tooth loss data for Vermont adults
Dental Visits - Adults Adult dental visits, reasons for not visiting the dentist, and dental insurance
Oral Health and 3-4-50: Tooth Loss Health behaviors, chronic disease, and tooth loss
Oral Health and 3-4-50: Dental visits Health behaviors, chronic disease, and dental visits
Oral Health and 3-4-50: Detailed data brief Health behaviors, chronic disease, tooth loss, and dental visits
Oral Health Among Vermonters with Disabilities Tooth loss and dental visits among Vermonters with disabilities
Vermont PRAMS - Maternal Oral Health Care, 2012-2015 Vermont data on oral health care before and during pregnancy for 2012-2015 and overall estimates for 34 PRAMS sites for 2015
Vermont PRAMS - Highlights, 2018 Includes oral health care data, before and during pregnancy, 2018 Vermont births
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Number of youth participating in risky behaviors (e.g., drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, using snuff)
Form CMS 416: Annual Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Participation Report Use of dental services for Vermonters under 21 years old who are enrolled in Medicaid
The Dental Landscape Study 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.
The Impact of Removing the Dental Insurance Cap for Medicaid-enrolled Pregnant Women 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
HPV Associated Cancers Incidence of the many cancers, including oral cancer, that have been linked to HPV infection

Related Resources

 

Contact Information

Denise Kall
Division of Health Surveillance
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Denise.kall@vermont.gov
Phone: 802-863-7248