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Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year

This indicator shows the percentage of parents/guardians reporting that their child (age 2-17) has visited a dentist or dental clinic (for any reason) in the past year.

Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year

79.2
85.5
Comparison: U.S. Value 

85.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Categories: Health / Oral Health
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value; national data are derived from the PRC National Health Survey.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

The health of the mouth and surrounding craniofacial (skull and face) structures is central to a person's overall health and well-being. Oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions include: dental caries (tooth decay); periodontal (gum) diseases; cleft lip and palate; oral and facial pain; and oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Oral health is essential to overall health. Good oral health improves a person's ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for many Americans. Good self-care, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health.
 
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is for 49.0% of children (2-17) to have a dental visit each year.

Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year : Time Series

2002: 84.5 2008: 84.4 2011: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

2-5: 67.0 6-12: 94.0 13-17: 92.9 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

Northeast Omaha: 93.1 Southeast Omaha: 83.4 Northwest Omaha: 79.7 Southwest Omaha: 86.4 Western Douglas County: 84.7 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year

Comparison: Prior Value 

85.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Categories: Health / Oral Health
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

The health of the mouth and surrounding craniofacial (skull and face) structures is central to a person's overall health and well-being. Oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions include: dental caries (tooth decay); periodontal (gum) diseases; cleft lip and palate; oral and facial pain; and oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Oral health is essential to overall health. Good oral health improves a person's ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for many Americans. Good self-care, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health.
 
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is for 49.0% of children (2-17) to have a dental visit each year.

Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year : Time Series

2002: 84.5 2008: 84.4 2011: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

2-5: 67.0 6-12: 94.0 13-17: 92.9 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

Northeast Omaha: 93.1 Southeast Omaha: 83.4 Northwest Omaha: 79.7 Southwest Omaha: 86.4 Western Douglas County: 84.7 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

85.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Healthy People 2020 Target: 49.0 percent
Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Categories: Health / Oral Health
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

The health of the mouth and surrounding craniofacial (skull and face) structures is central to a person's overall health and well-being. Oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions include: dental caries (tooth decay); periodontal (gum) diseases; cleft lip and palate; oral and facial pain; and oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Oral health is essential to overall health. Good oral health improves a person's ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for many Americans. Good self-care, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health.
 
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is for 49.0% of children (2-17) to have a dental visit each year.

Children Aged 2-17 Who Have Had a Dental Visit Within The Past Year : Time Series

2002: 84.5 2008: 84.4 2011: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

2-5: 67.0 6-12: 94.0 13-17: 92.9 Overall: 85.5

percent

Children (2-17) With a Dental Visit Within The Past Year, by Age Group

Northeast Omaha: 93.1 Southeast Omaha: 83.4 Northwest Omaha: 79.7 Southwest Omaha: 86.4 Western Douglas County: 84.7 Overall: 85.5

percent