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Oral Health of Children and Adolescents

OH-1     Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who have dental caries experience in their primary or permanent teeth
Baseline: 33.3 percent of children aged 3 to 5 years had dental caries experience in at least one primary tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 30.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 54.4 percent of children aged 6 to 9 years had dental caries experience in at least one primary or permanent tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 49.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 53.7 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 15 years had dental caries experience in at least one permanent tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 48.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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OH-2     Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents with untreated dental decay
Baseline: 23.8 percent of children aged 3 to 5 years had untreated dental decay in at least one primary tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 21.4 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 28.8 percent of children aged 6 to 9 years had untreated dental decay in at least one primary or permanent tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 25.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 17.0 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 15 years had untreated dental decay in at least one permanent tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 15.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Oral Health of Adults

OH-3     Reduce the proportion of adults with untreated dental decay
Baseline: 27.8 percent adults aged 35 to 44 years had untreated dental decay in at least one permanent tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 25.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 17.1 percent of adults aged 65 to 74 years had untreated coronal caries in at least one permanent tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 15.4 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 37.9 percent of adults aged 75 years and older had untreated root surface caries in at least one permanent tooth in 1999–2004
Target: 34.1 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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OH-4     Reduce the proportion of adults who have ever had a permanent tooth extracted because of dental caries or periodontal disease
Baseline: 76.4 percent of adults aged 45 to 64 years had ever had a permanent tooth extracted because of dental caries or periodontal disease in 1999–2004
Target: 68.8 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 24.0 percent of adults aged 65 to 74 years had lost all of their natural teeth in 1999–2004
Target: 21.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 12.8 percent of adults aged 45 to 74 years had moderate or severe periodontitis in 2001–04
Target: 11.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 32.5 percent of oral and pharyngeal cancers were diagnosed at the localized stage (stage 1) in 2005–06 2007 oral and pharyngeal cancers were diagnosed at the localized stage (stage 1) in 2005–06
Target: 35.8 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources: National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), CDC/NCCDPHP; Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), NIH/NCI
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Access to Preventive Services

Baseline: 44.5 percent of persons aged 2 years and older had a dental visit in the past year in 2007
Target: 49.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ
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Baseline: 30.2 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 18 years at or below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level received a preventive dental service during the past year in 2007
Target: 33.2 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ
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OH-9     Increase the proportion of school-based health centers with an oral health component
Baseline: 24.1 percent of school-based health centers with an oral health component included dental sealants in 2007–08
Target: 26.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: School-Based Health Care Census (SBHCC), National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)
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Baseline: 10.1 percent of school-based health centers with an oral health component included fillings and extractions in 2007–08
Target: 11.1 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: School-Based Health Care Census (SBHCC), National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)
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Baseline: 29.2 percent of school-based health centers with an oral health component included fluoride rinses, varnish, or supplements in 2007–08
Target: 32.1 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: School-Based Health Care Census (SBHCC), National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)
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OH-10     Increase the proportion of local health departments and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that have an oral health program
Baseline: 25.8 percent of local health departments had an oral health prevention or care program in 2008
Target: 28.4 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Annual Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health Programs (ASTDD Synopses), Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
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Oral Health Interventions

OH-12     Increase the proportion of children and adolescents who have received dental sealants on their molar teeth
Baseline: 1.4 percent of children aged 3 to 5 years received dental sealants on one or more of their primary molars in 1999–2004
Target: 1.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 25.5 percent children aged 6 to 9 years received dental sealants on one or more of their first permanent molars in 1999–2004
Target: 28.1 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 19.9 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 15 years received dental sealants on one or more of their first permanent molars and one or more second permanent molars in 1999–2004
Target: 21.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 72.4 percent of the U.S. population served by community water systems received optimally fluoridated water in 2008
Target: 79.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS), CDC/NCCDPHP
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OH-14     (Developmental) Increase the proportion of adults who receive preventive interventions in dental offices

Monitoring, Surveillance Systems

OH-15     (Developmental) Increase the number of States and the District of Columbia that have a system for recording and referring infants and children with cleft lips and cleft palates to craniofacial anomaly rehabilitative teams
Baseline: 32 States had an oral and craniofacial health surveillance system in 2009
Target: 51 (50 States and the District of Columbia)
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: Annual Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health Programs (ASTDD Synopses), Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
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Public Health Infrastructure

OH-17     Increase health agencies that have a dental public health program directed by a dental professional with public health training
Baseline: 23.4 percent of States (including the District of Columbia) and local health agencies that served jurisdictions of 250,000 or more persons had a dental public health program directed by a dental professional with public health training in 2008
Target: 25.7 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Annual Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health Programs (ASTDD Synopses), Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
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