Provider Information

The Oral Health Improvement Program (OHIP) encourages Texas residents to improve and maintain good oral health. The OHIP works with various partners across the State to identify the oral health needs of Texans and the resources to meet those needs. As a result of Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General and the subsequent release of A National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health, the awareness of the link between oral health and overall health of individuals has been highlighted.

Contact Information for Oral Health Regional Representatives - OHIP regional staff are located in Austin, Lubbock, Tyler, Houston, San Antonio, and Midland. These dental public health professionals provide preventive dental services to eligible low-income, underserved, pre-school, and school-aged children who are Texas residents.

Resources

Healthy Mouths

Texas Oral Health Surveillance System (TOHSS)

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) - Data for indicators from the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS), Water Fluoridation Statistics biennial reports, and the annual Synopses of State Oral Health Programs. State-level data provided for all indicators. National-level data of state-level data also provided. Synopses data provided by ASTDD includes additional context for the NOHSS indicators. New data is added as it becomes available.

Helpful links

ADA Online (The American Dental Association)

American Dental Hygienists' Association

National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center

Texas Dental Association

Texas Dental Hygienists' Association

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.

Last updated May 7, 2019