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2022 Oregon Smile and Healthy Growth Screening

(In past years, this was called the Oregon Smile Survey)

The 2022-23 school year is when the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will conduct a statewide childhood health screening effort. This is a unique health assessment which provides local communities and the State with a better understanding of our childhood population health status and identifies health concerns which would otherwise be missed. Programs throughout the state rely on this data for program planning. The data collected is confidential.

This year it is more important than ever that we screen children for their oral health, height and weight, as many children have missed dental and well-child visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children with cavities often experience pain, which can be connected with school absenteeism. One of the goals of this screening is to identify children who need to be treated by a dental professional and give this information to their families and schools. 

One first-, second- and third-grade classroom will be selected at each participating school. A trained dental hygienist will screen children from these classrooms by measuring their height and weight and looking inside their mouth for any tooth decay. The screening will take less than two minutes per child and does not hurt. If any dental problems are found, the dental hygienist will tell a school staff person who can help families find a dental provider if needed. This screening does not include dental treatment or x-rays. 

Please contact the OHA Oral Health Program with any questions at oral.health@dhsoha.state.or.us.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) wants to hire a contractor to coordinate the 2022 Oregon Smile & Healthy Growth Screening during the 2022-23 school year.  

The Oral Health Program plans to contract with someone who has good communication skills and some experience working or volunteering in schools. This contract will be for part-time work at $30.00 per hour and will require working from September 2022 – June 2023. Most of this work can be done remotely but may require some in-state travel. As a contractor, benefits beyond the hourly compensation are not provided by The State of Oregon.

The Coordinator will be responsible for helping the OHA Oral Health Program with project management, planning and implementation of the screening survey. OHA anticipates that it will be part-time contracting work and are looking for someone that has experience (paid or unpaid) working with and building relationships with schools and/or school districts. This could be a part-time or retired teacher, teachers’ aide, substitute teacher, school nurse, or a parent volunteer, etc.


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If you are interested in learning more about this contracting opportunity and applying, please follow these instructions:

Step 1: Go to the OregonBuys website, https://oregonbuys.gov, and search for bid solicitation S-44300-00004166

  • In the search box, type 'S-44300-00004166' and select 'Bid Solicitation' in the drop box menu. Click on the search icon.
  • Click on the bid solicitation number 'S-44300-00004166'.

Step 2: Download the bid solicitation under File Attachments

  • Click and download the file titled '5513.pdf'. You can also download here: S-44300-00004166 Bid Solicitation.pdf
  • This is a very long document, so we have outlined some important pages within the document to help you navigate this. See steps below.

Step 3: Read through the bid solicitation to see if you are interested in being a contactor for this work.

  • Scope of work is outlined on pages 5-6.
  • Minimum and technical requirements are outlined on page 6.

Step 4: Prepare the materials that are required to be submitted.

  • Requirements are outlined on page 10 for the Cover Letter, Offeror Information and Certification Sheet, and References.
  • The Cover Letter can be any length up to ten pages.

Step 5: If you want submit materials, you must register with the OregonBuys system first.

Step 6: Submit your materials either electronically or by email.

  • Submission instructions are outlined on page 8.
  • Even if you plan to submit materials by email, you must be registered with the OregonBuys system.

The deadline to submit materials is 3:00 PM on September 9, 2022. If you have any questions about the solicitation or submission process, please reach out to the single point of contact, Mark Bustamante at mark.bustamante@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Thank you for considering contracting with our team to coordinate this important work!

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Oregon Oral Health Surveillance System Report

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

Learn more and read the 2021 report (pdf).

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Oregon Smile Survey Report

At the end of each state-wide Smile Survey/Screening (which is conducted about every five years) data is collected, analyzed, and reported by the OHA Oral Health Program. This is called the Oregon Smile Survey Report and is an important step in understanding and addressing the problem of tooth decay. cover

Below are reports from surveys/screenings conducted in previous years: