Office of Oral Health
Safe and effective dental disease prevention measures exist that Connecticut residents can adopt to improve their oral health. These measures include daily oral hygiene activities, a healthy diet, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental preventive services that include fluoride treatments, dental sealant placement, tobacco cessation programs, and oral cancer screenings.
- collecting, analyzing, and reporting oral health data;
- implementing an oral health surveillance system to identify and detect disease, to inform policy, and to plan and evaluate programs;
- providing leadership in developing plans and policies through a collaborative process;
- mobilizing community partnerships to identify and implement solutions to address oral health needs;
- informing and empowering the public regarding oral health problems and solutions;
- supporting access to quality oral health services; and
- promoting laws and regulations that protect the public’s well-being.