Public Health

The Oral Health Section (OHS) is the only statewide dental program, either public or private, that provides prevention and education services on dental health specifically for children.

The Mission of OHS is to promote conditions in which all North Carolinians can achieve oral health as part of overall health.

The goal of the OHS is to work towards eliminating disparities in oral health by using best practices to: 1)reduce oral disease through prevention/education/health promotion, 2) ensure that evidence-based systems are implemented to monitor the public’s oral health, 3) ensure access to dental care, and 4) provide professional education.

We accomplish these best practices in partnership with health care professionals and professional organizations, organizations that support improved health to make their communities stronger, and individuals who care about our children’s health.

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