NOHSSNational Oral Health Surveillance System
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The ACA expanded this program, requiring that all 50 states participate, and included additional criteria to be measured by the NOHSS.
By monitoring oral health indicators such as frequency of dental visits, teeth cleaning methods, tooth loss and fluoridation status, the NOHSS is keeping smiles bright one state at a time.
The CDC's NOHSS provides 12 states (Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas) with funds, technical assistance and training to build strong oral health programs that combat these issues.