The Ohio Department of Health has released an infographic and data briefs that summarize key findings in their most recent statewide oral health screening survey. The survey was conducted with third-grade schoolchildren during the 2013-2015 school years.
Overall, about 16,000 children in all 88 counties were assessed for untreated cavities, a history of tooth decay, and dental sealants. Parents provided information about their child’s dental care, such as how recently their child had seen a dentist, how they pay for dental care, and barriers they’ve experienced in getting dental care.
For additional information, news and resources, visit the Ohio Department of Health Oral Health Program website.