The oral health of people in Wisconsin is a complex topic. Poor oral health is a significant contributor to childhood morbidity and can have long-term impacts on the development of chronic conditions later in life, such as diabetes and heart disease. The Wisconsin Oral Health Program (OHP) invests in oral health prevention and surveillance programs to improve the oral health status of residents statewide. The OHP’s surveillance activities provide timely and accurate data on oral disease burden, prevention and risk behaviors, access, and workforce. These data are essential to the development of public health programs that directly improve the oral health of all Wisconsinites.
Reports and briefings
- Wisconsin Dental Hygienist Workforce Briefing, P-03239 (PDF)
- Wisconsin Dentist Workforce Report, P-03204 (PDF)
- Burden of Oral Disease in Wisconsin, P‑00209 (PDF)
Head Start surveys
- Wisconsin Healthy Smiles Survey–The Oral Health of Wisconsin’s Head Start Children, P-01702 (PDF)
- Wisconsin Healthy Smiles Survey–Wisconsin's Head Start Children Infographic, P-01702a (PDF)
Third grade surveys
- Healthy Smiles/Healthy Growth–Wisconsin's Third Grade Children Infographic, P-00589a (PDF)
- Healthy Smiles/Healthy Growth–Wisconsin's Third Grade Children, P-00589 (PDF)
Ninth grade surveys
- Wisconsin Healthy Smiles Survey–Wisconsin's Ninth Grade Children, P-01825 (PDF)
- Wisconsin Healthy Smiles Survey–The Oral Health of Wisconsin's Ninth Graders Infographic, P-01825a (PDF)
Older adult surveys
Public health professionals track oral health data in order to educate their communities and plan prevention efforts.
Environmental Public Health Tracking: Oral Health Module is your source for oral health data in Wisconsin.
- See how Wisconsin Oral Health Program makes a difference by supporting Clinics and Seal-A-Smile Programs.(PDF)
- Learn what the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has to say about the Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges over the last 20 years.
- Read the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Oral Health Surveillance Report.(PDF)