"Oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of all Americans and can be achieved by all. However, many Americans continue to experience unnecessary pain and complications from poor oral health that adversely affect their well-being, adding substantial economic and social costs."

U.S. Surgeon General / Public Health logo  
   Dr. Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.

    20th Surgeon General of the United States

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Healthy People 2020 for Oral Health

The goal of Healthy People 2020 for Oral Health is to prevent and control oral and craniofacial diseases, conditions, and injuries, and improve access to preventive services and dental care.


Fun Fact 1

Poor oral health has been linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, pulmonary problems, Alzheimer's disease, and preterm birth

Fun Fact 2

Drinking fluoridated water keeps teeth strong and reduces cavities (also called tooth decay) by about 25% in children and adults.

Fun Fact 3

Applying dental sealants to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth prevent 80% of cavities.

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of GA's population using public water systems receive fluoride

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Percent of Georgia 3rd Graders with dental sealants in 2016


schools in GA have dental sealant programs


Georgians received dental eduction, prevention, treatment services by Department of Public Health oral health programs in 2018


Please feel free to contact the Georgia Oral Health Coalition for more information on our programs, workforce development, membership opportunities, etc.

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