Office of Oral Health

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Oral Health is an essential part of a healthy life

Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most common chronic disease of childhood, occurring five to eight times as much as asthma. Poor oral health has recently been linked to heart disease, low birth weight and diabetes.mother and baby smiling

Despite the reduction in cases of decay in recent years, nationally more than half of all children have cavities by the second grade, and by the time students finish high school, about 80 percent have cavities. Unless it is stopped early, dental decay is irreversible.

The good news is that dental disease is mostly preventable, and Vermont ranks high among other states in the number of people who access dental services.

Programs & Services

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Find a Dentist

Use these searchable directories to find a dental practice in Vermont. Search by name or by town and zip code to find one near you.

Affordable Dental Health Care

Oral Health Survey cover of children smilingWe want as many Vermonters as possible to have access to affordable dental care. If you are uninsured, or want information about dental and other health care coverage programs, here are some places to start:

Federally Qualified Health Centers

You can get health care at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.

These FQHCs provide dental care. If you do not have dental insurance, and live in their service area, you may be eligible for a sliding scale fee. All accept Medicaid insurance.

You can also check this searchable website of FQHCs and other federally-funded health centers. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Plans, Surveys and Reports

Vermont Oral Health Plan PDF document

Burden of Oral Disease in Vermont PDF document

Keep Smiling Vermont: The Oral Health of Vermont's Children
Statewide assessment of the oral health status and treatment needs of children.

Dentist Survey

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Oral Health Resources

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Contact Us

Office of Oral Health
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402

Tel: 866-331-5622 (toll free) or 802-863-7330
Email: Use our Web contact form or email vdhco@state.vt.us

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