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Oregon Oral Health Surveillance System Report

The Oregon Oral Health Surveillance System Report is a compilation of data designed to inform policy and program development by providing an overview of health outcomes, behaviors and capacity related to oral health.

Learn more and read the report.

2017 Oregon Smile & Healthy Growth Survey

The OHA Oral Health Program is contacting schools to seek participation in the 2017 Oregon Smile and Healthy Growth Survey during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. The goal of the survey is to collect data to describe the extent of oral health problems and overweight/obesity among Oregon children in first, second and third grades. These health problems can contribute to increased absenteeism, poor school performance, poor self-esteem, and less success later in life. This survey is the only one of its kind for Oregon children. Programs throughout the state rely on this data for program planning.

The survey will be conducted during the 2016-17 school year. One first-, second- and third-grade classroom will be selected at each participating school. Children from these classrooms will have their teeth screened and height and weight measurements recorded by a trained dental hygienist. The free assessment should take no more than 1-2 minutes for each student. The data collected is confidential. Please contact the OHA Oral Health Program with any questions at

Oregon Smile Survey 2012 Report


The 2012 Oregon Smile Survey is an important step in understanding and addressing the problem of tooth decay. Tooth decay is a significant public health concern and causes needless pain and suffering for many of our children in Oregon.

This survey is the third in a series of assessments and presents the findings of oral screenings of 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-graders attending Oregon elementary schools during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. Surveys were previously conducted in 2002 and 2007.

2012 Oregon Smile Survey

2007 Oregon Smile Survey

2002 Oregon Smile Survey