Oral Health Surveillance

Surveillance systems provide information necessary for public health decision-making. A comprehensive public health surveillance system routinely collects data on health outcomes, risk factors and intervention strategies for the whole population or representative samples of the population.

The Missouri Oral Health Surveillance System consists of the elements listed below.

Oral Health in Missouri 2014: A Burden Report by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services NEW!

Emergency Department Utilization for Dental Complaints NEW!

Adult Oral Health Assessment Executive Summary 2009

Oral Health Workforce Information for Missouri:

Dental Hygiene Workforce Analysis
Dentists Workforce Analysis
Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Maps

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) page at http://www.cdc.gov/cdi/. The CDI website provides access to a wide range of key indicators for the surveillance of chronic diseases, conditions, and risk factors - including oral health.