IHS Dental Portal
The purpose of the Dental Portal is to have one place where staff who work in Indian healthcare can locate essential resources to support to the operation of effective clinical and community dental programs.
IHS Dental Strategic Plan
The IHS Division of Oral Health (DOH) has created a strategic plan that will serve as a framework from which the DOH will carry out its national program in support of the IHS mission. Click on the link below to read this DRAFT Plan.
Written comments will be accepted through May 31, 2018. Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders may provide written comments and recommendations by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with "IHS Dental Strategic Plan" as the subject line. IHS employees and the general public may provide comments by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items of Interest
Data Brief - The Oral Health of AI/AN Children Aged 6-9 Years: Results of the 2016-2017 IHS Oral Health Survey (PDF - 1.1MB)
Data Brief - The Oral Health of AI/AN Adult Dental Patients: Results of the 2015 IHS Oral Health Survey (PDF - 401KB)
Data Brief - IHS Oral Health Survey of AI/AN Adolescents Aged 13-15 Years (PDF - 750KB)
Data Brief - The Oral Health of AI/AN Children Aged 6-9 Years: Results of the 2014 IHS Oral Health Survey (PDF - 535KB)
Data Brief - The Oral Health of AI/AN Children Aged 1-5 Years: Results of the 2014 IHS Oral Health Survey (PDF - 630KB)
The 2010 Oral Health Survey of American Indian/Alaska Native Preschool Children (PDF - 4.1 MB)
The 2010 Oral Health Survey of American Indian/Alaska Native Preschool Children is a report of the nationwide Basic Screening Survey of 8,450 0-5 year-old AI/AN children in 2010. This survey assessed caries prevalence (early childhood caries prevalence) and untreated decay rates in this age group.
- Current Use of the Dental Health Aide Therapist in Indian Country and Beyond - Posted 1-16-14 (PDF - 135KB)
- FDA Drug Safety Communication: Safety review update of codeine use in children; new Boxed Warning and Contraindication on use after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
Dental Radiograph Recommendations Updated By The ADA
Working in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Dental Association (ADA) had issued updated recommendations for the prescription of dental radiographic examinations.
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