Oral Health Profile - 2017

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Oral Health Profile, Alachua County, Florida - 2017
IndicatorMeasureYear(s)County NumberCountyState
Adults who could not see a dentist in the past year because of costPercent2007
22.9%19.2%
Adults who had a permanent tooth removed because of tooth decay or gum diseasePercent2016
39.5%47.3%
Adults who had their teeth cleaned in the past yearPercent2010
58.7%60.9%
Adults who visited a dentist or a dental clinic in the past yearPercent2016
62.3%63%
Birth defect: Cleft lip aloneRate Per 100,0002010-2014
<5
2.3
Birth defect: Cleft lip with cleft palateRate Per 100,0002010-2014
8
5.65.0
Birth defect: Cleft palate aloneRate Per 100,0002010-2014
6
4.25.1
Deaths from oral cancerRate Per 100,0002017
8
3.14.0
Emergency room visits due to dental conditions age 5 and overRate Per 100,0002017
2,978
1,214.8690.0
Oral cancer incidenceRate Per 100,0002015
35
12.913.3
Population receiving optimally fluoridated water Percent2017
189,688
91.9%77.3%
Preventable ER Visits Under 65 from Dental ConditionsRate Per 100,0002017
2,944
1,310.5819.0
Preventable hospitalizations under 65 from dental conditionsRate Per 100,0002017
17
7.612.0
Total licensed florida dental hygienists Rate Per 100,0002017
215
82.959.0
Total licensed florida dentistsRate Per 100,0002017
290
111.855.8

Data Note(s)

AHCA Data Visualization Tool
This website is maintained by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The Dental Services Profile provides demographic data of Medicaid dental clients as well as summary information on managed care plans. Data are available at the county or regional level.

Oral Health Florida Data Scorecard
The state oral health coalition, Oral Health Florida, provides annual estimates of key oral health indicators as identified in their "Florida’s Roadmap for Oral Health" strategic plan.

Public Health Dental Program Website
One of the primary functions of the Department of Health’s Public Health Dental Program is data collection and analysis. This website contains various surveillance reports on the oral health status of specific populations as well as summaries of the bi-annual dentist and dental hygienist workforce surveys.