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The Colorado Oral Health Surveillance System (COHSS) monitors the oral disease burden, dental care access and utilization and preventive systems and behaviors among Coloradans.

The oral health team at CDPHE collects, analyzes, and disseminates data to increase awareness of oral health issues and to inform and support decision-making for oral health programs in Colorado. With these data, oral disease patterns can be monitored across sub-populations in Colorado to identify disparities, changes in the oral disease burden and emerging trends in preventative behaviors and services. When high-risk groups or behaviors are identified, oral health programs and resources can be targeted appropriately.

The data in the “Oral Health Data Dashboard” provide a descriptive picture of the oral health of Coloradans. Prevalence, targets, trends and information about the data source and target-setting methodology are displayed for each oral health indicator at the state, health statistic region and county levels (as available).
Data are displayed for each of the following types of indicators:

  • Dental care insurance
  • Dental visit in the past year
  • Regular source of dental care
  • Needed but did not get dental care in the past year
  • Dental providers providing significant services to Medicaid patients
  • Fair or poor condition of teeth
  • Caries experience
  • Untreated decay
  • Lost teeth due to decay or periodontal disease
  • Population served by public water systems have optimally fluoridated water
  • Bottled water as main source of home water supply
  • Sealant on permanent first molar

Contact Renee.Calanan@state.co.us regarding requests for technical assistance including data interpretation or requests for additional analyses.

For more information, see also: Oral Health Data and Reports

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Colorado Health Institute
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Health Statistics and Evaluation Branch
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S
Denver,CO 80246
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