Resources for dental and medical professionals

Find oral health reports, resources, and support

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Resources for dental and medical professionals

Whether you're assisting patients with pain management, curious about Utah's fluoridation practices, or providing oral health treatment to young people, the Oral Health Program is an ally to medical professionals. The Oral Health Program shares data with dentists and hygienists, and collects important information about the oral health of Utahns.

Community Water Fluoridation

Water with fluoride protects teeth from tooth decay. To find the level of fluoride in your drinking water visit the CDC’s My Water's Fluoride Map. You can search by state, county and public water system.
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Oral Health Coalition

The Utah Oral Health Coalition (UOHC) is composed of members from the public and private dental community, state and local health departments, community health centers, other non-profit referral organizations and clinics, schools, state legislators, and child advocacy groups. Formed in 2001 as a result of the State Oral Health Summit and the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy, UOHC has been active in advocating and promoting programs that address the unmet oral health needs of low income, uninsured/underinsured children and adults and their families.
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University of Utah School of Dentistry

From Ogden to St. George, the University of Utah School of Dentistry is passionately providing comprehensive oral healthcare for Utahns in need across our state.
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Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool

The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed this tool to aid in the implementation of oral health risk assessment during health supervision visits. This tool has been subsequently reviewed and endorsed by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health. It is recommended that all children receive a risk assessment at the 6- and 9-month visits and should continue if dental homes are not established. If appropriate, high-risk children should receive professionally applied fluoride varnish and have their teeth brushed twice daily with an age-appropriate amount of fluoride toothpaste. Referral to a pediatric dentist or a dentist comfortable with caring for children should be made with follow-up to ensure that the child is being cared for in the dental home.
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Prescribing Opioids to Your Dental Patients Toolkit

This toolkit is to encourage dentists to utilize the Controlled Substance Database (CSD) prior to prescribing opioids to patients and to provide education to their patients on the potential dangers of opioids.
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Utah Tobacco Quit Line

Way to Quit offers free and confidential tools to help you quit nicotine. Our tools are always available 24/7 and proven to help you succeed. Quit online, by phone or text, or create a quit plan customized just for you. However you do it, we can support you.
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Healthy Environments Active Living

Over time diabetes can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, vision loss, kidney disease and oral health problems. Eating healthy foods, being active, taking medications as needed and keeping health care appointments can help reduce the impact of diabetes on your life. Diabetes self management education and support in addition to living well with chronic conditions are alternative diabetes management programs that teach participants skills to manage their diabetes and other chronic conditions.
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