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Oregon Oral Health Surveillance System (OOHSS)

The Oregon Oral Health Surveillance System Report is a compilation of data designed to inform policy and program development by providing an overview of health outcomes, behaviors and capacity related to oral health.

Download the 2002 - 2013 report.


Data sources

The data in this report are derived from multiple sources including:

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is an annual survey of women 3 months after a live birth, including questions about dental visits and problems, and PRAMS-2 began in 2006 and is a follow up survey of PRAMS respondents when child turns two year old. Data not available online.

SMILE Survey is a survey with clinical examination of first, second and third grade children. It focuses on caries experience, untreated tooth decay, sealants, and early childhood caries.

National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) is a phone survey of families examining the health (including oral health) of children 0-17 years of age.

Oregon Healthy Teens Survey is a survey of 8th and 11th grade students and includes oral health questions.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys adults aged 18 and older; it includes oral health questions.

Oregon Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP) is the state Medicaid program. It provides data on dental visits.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicaid eligibility data 2005-07.

Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) includes an annual report tracking fluoridation status

Oregon Board of Dentistry (OBD) collects information about the dental workforce, including the Oregon Health Profession Profiles (OHPP).

Oregon Health Professions: Occupational and County Profiles report (pdf)

Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR) tracks oral and pharyngeal cancers among other cancers.

Oregon Vital Statistics from Center for Health Statistics records oral and craniofacial anomalies.