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From the 2009 Annual Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health Programs:
Which of the following programs are funded, conducted or otherwise facilitated by your state or territorial dental health program? For clarification, some program definitions are listed at the bottom of each page. Indicate which programs the state or territorial dental program supports by checking the "No" or "Yes" box then enter approximate number of individuals served annually by each program. If you do not have data on the number served by a program, please put "NA" in the "Number" box.
The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors fields the Synopses of State of Territorial Dental Public Health Programs annually and asks state dental directors to report their use of a range of data systems to monitor trends in oral health status, risk factors and utilization of health care. Data from the Synopses are complemented with data from CDC's Water Fluoridation Reporting System and National Program of Cancer Registries, and NIH's SEER program measured state participation in water fluoridation reports and cancer registries.
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