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    Oral Health Improvement Program
    MC 1818
    PO Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 512-776-2008
    Fax: 512-776-7256


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About us

collage of 3 images: parent and kid holding toothbrushes with toothpaste, parent watching child brushing teeth, dental provider holding up toothbrush with toothpaste to child

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. The good news is that it is preventable.

Our Vision:

A healthy Texas, where all individuals enjoy the benefits of good oral health as an integral part of overall health. 

Our Mission:

Promoting oral health through leadership in public health practices, policy development, education, and population based preventive services.

To learn more about the impact of tooth decay on a child's ability to learn, view the presentation, It’s Hard to Make A’s with a Toothache: Oral Health Status of Texas Elementary Students.

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Mailing Address:

Oral Health Improvement Program

PO Box 149347, MC 1818

Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Physical Address:

1100 W. 49th Street

Austin, Texas 78756

Phone: 512-776-2008
Fax:      512-776-7256

Email:   dental@dshs.texas.gov





Last updated June 21, 2021