Oral health data systems monitor the prevalence of oral diseases and the factors influencing oral health, such as risky or protective behaviors, the availability of preventive interventions and utilization of preventive services. The systems bring together existing data from multiple national and state sources and present the data in useful and accessible formats for the broad community interested in promoting oral health.
Open Data Tools
The Oral Health Data website contains data for indicators from the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS), Water Fluoridation Statistics biennial reports, and the annual Synopses of State Oral Health Programs. The NOHSS is based on a set of surveillance indicators developed by consensus among CDC, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD). NOHSS indicators enable public health professionals
and policy makers to retrieve uniformly defined state-level data for oral health status and public health interventions to prevent oral diseases. These indicators are essential for surveillance, prioritization, and evaluation of dental public health interventions. State-level data are provided for all indicators. National-level data are also provided. Synopses data provided by ASTDD include additional context for the NOHSS indicators. New data are added as they become available.
Find information about your local water system's fluoridation status. Currently available only for states that voluntarily participate in the Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS).
A water fluoridation monitoring tool for state and tribal water fluoridation program managers and oral health program directors or managers. This system requires special authorization for access. WFRS is the data source for the annual fluoridation information in the National Oral Health Surveillance System.