Oral Health Profile - 2016

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Oral Health Profile, Alachua County, Florida - 2016
IndicatorMeasureYear(s)County NumberCountyState
Adults who could not see a dentist in the past year because of costPercent200722.9%19.2%
Adults who had a permanent tooth removed because of tooth decay or gum diseasePercent201041.9%53%
Adults who had their teeth cleaned in the past yearPercent201058.7%60.9%
Adults who visited a dentist or a dental clinic in the past yearPercent201065.9%64.7%
Deaths from oral cancerRate Per 100,0002016114.34.1
Emergency room visits due to dental conditionsRate Per 100,00020162,9221,201.1747.7
Oral cancer incidenceRate Per 100,00020143212.718.2
Oral clefts rateRate Per 100,00020054148.7135.3
Population receiving optimally fluoridated water Percent2015189,68891.9%77%
Preventable ER Visit hospitalizations under 65 from dental conditionsRate Per 100,00020153,0311,354.8854.7
Preventable hospitalizations under 65 from dental conditionsRate Per 100,00020163415.213.7
Total licensed florida dental hygienists Rate Per 100,000201623290.160.4
Total licensed florida dentistsRate Per 100,0002016304118.157.5

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.