October 1, 2022

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Oral health information from CDC | NIH Resources | NIDCR Resources
Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges is a culmination of two years of research and writing by over 400 contributors. As a follow up to the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America, this report explores the nation’s oral health over the last 20 years.
Over the next several months, NIDCR will release highlights from each section of Oral Health in America. These overviews will discuss key points and offer a Q&A with section editors.
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Over the past 20 years, the oral health care workforce, education, and practice have substantially changed to improve access to care and to better integrate oral and overall health care and outcomes.
View Section 4 Snapshot
Effect of Oral Health on the Community, Overall Well-Being, and the Economy
View Section 1 Snapshot
Read Section 1 of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 304 KB)
Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Children
View Section 2A Snapshot
Read Section 2A of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 288 KB)
Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Adolescents
View Section 2B Snapshot
Read Section 2B of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 289 KB)
Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Working-Age Adults
View Section 3A Snapshot
Read Section 3A of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 300 KB)
Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Older Adults
View Section 3B Snapshot
Read Section 3B of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 301 KB)
Oral Health Workforce, Education, Practice, and Integration
View Section 4 Snapshot
Read Section 4 of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 301 KB)
Pain, Mental Illness, Substance Use, and Oral Health
Read Section 5 of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 289 KB)
Emerging Science and Promising Technologies to Transform Oral Health
Read Section 6 of the Report
Download the fact sheet (PDF – 299 KB)
Download the Full Report
Download PDF—790 pages (35.6 MB)
Executive Summary—28 pages (PDF – 1.8 MB)
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Nearly 1 in 5 US adults experience moderate to high dental fear and anxiety.
 
About half of all American children do not receive regular dental care.
 
Periodontal (gum) disease affects more than 2 in 5 adults between the ages of 45 and 60.
 
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Download the Report—790 pages
(PDF – 35.6 MB)

Executive Summary—28 pages
(PDF – 1.8 MB)

Email oralhealthreport@nih.gov or call 1-866-232-4528.
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