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Oral Health Resources

State of Kids’ Oral Health in Illinois:  A CDC survey detailing the National Center for Health Statistics findings on dental caries and sealant prevalence in children and adolescents in the United States. 

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation:  The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) has a vison to ensure every child in Illinois has the opportunity to grow up healthy.  They work through grantee partners across the state and focus its grant making on identifying and funding solutions to the barriers that prevent children from accessing the ongoing health care they need.

iFloss:  The IFLOSS Coalition is a public-private partnership founded in November of 1998 with a mission is improve the oral health of all Illinois residents through advocacy and education. 

Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Oral Health:  The Division of Oral Health page provides school dental examination forms, oral health fact sheets and much more on oral health in Illinois. 

Illinois’ Oral Health Plan Healthy People, Healthy Smiles:  The State of Illinois Department of Public Health released this agenda for action. Traditional and non-traditional sectors in the state work together to continue to improve the oral health of Illinois.

Healthy Smile Healthy Growth:  An assessment of oral health status and body mass index among Illinois third-grade children.

Foundation Newsletter:  Read the latest issue of the Foundation’s eNewsletter. 

Annual Report:  A comprehensive report on the Delta Dental of Illinois’ activities throughout the past year. 

Grin! For Kids:  Delta Dental of Illinois’ publication focused on oral health made for children released each season.

Kids Oral Health Coloring Sheets:  Print out this fun activity and let your child’s imagination grow!

Dentist By 1:  The Foundation launched Dentist By 1 statewide in 2012 to educate caregivers about the importance of starting oral health habits early and getting children to the dentist by age 1.

YourOralHealthHub.com:  This website offers several oral health resources and tools to help promote oral health education and wellness including:

  • Delta Dental of Illinois blog - Oral health content to help improve your and your family's overall health. Ask a Dentist an oral health question to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • myDentalScore - Our online risk assessment tool with a report you can use to start a conversation with your dentist.
  • Videos - Find helpful information on various oral health topics – from what to do in a dental emergency to the importance of fluoride.
  • Oral Health Articles - Access oral health flyers, recipes and survey findings to download and share.