Texas

Name Description Variables
Super Smile Savers Program – Harris County / Houston level data Data on school children oral health in Houston Schools. Tooth decay

(open data not available to list the exact variable list).

Texas Oral Health Surveillance System (TOHSS) county level data on fluoridation levels in Texas. Fluoridation level of water by county
ROHDEO – Repository of oral health data evaluation and outcomes Basic Screening Survey (BSS) data on preschool children, school-age children, and adults.

Data modules : demographic data (county, gender, race/ethnicity, etc.) and data on access to dental care (last dental visit, dental insurance status, etc.)

Current data available: Dental health professional shortage area by county, untreated decay by county stratified by age.

Upcoming data: Oral health workforce

Variables of the data module mentioned in “Description.”
Texas Oral Health Coalition They do not have a data source, but their website has a report card on Texas Oral Health statistics, which has a summary of oral health variables.
Kaiser Family Foundation They do not have a data source, but their website has a report card on Texas Oral Health statistics, which has a summary of oral health variables.

 

The website has state-level information on

Demographics and the Economy
Health Costs & Budgets
Health Coverage & Uninsured
Health Insurance & Managed Care
Health Reform
Health Status
HIV/AIDS
Medicaid & CHIP
Medicare
Minority Health
Providers & Service Use
Women’s Health

Texas Health Institute The website has a report and the report has sources of variables relating to oral health.

County level data sources:

oral cleft palate rate – https://www.dshs.texas.gov/birthdefects/
oral cancer incidence rate – http://www.dshs.texas.gov/tcr/home.aspx
oral cancer mortality rate – http://www.dshs.texas.gov/tcr/home.aspx

From source https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chs/hprc/health.shtm
Population to General Dentist Ratio
Population to Specialized Dentist Ratio
Population to Dental Hygienist Ratio
Population to Dental Assistant Ratio

Population enrolled in Medicaid (Dental) & CHIP – https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/records-statistics/data-statistics/healthcare-statistics

BRFSS

Available for all states through BRFSS.

more than one year since they have seen a dentist
BRFSS

available for all states through BRFSS.

Number of permanent teeth extracted
ADA The data is available through ADA health policy institute Adults with Private Dental
Benefits Coverage
ADA The data is available through ADA health policy institute Children with Private Dental
Benefits Coverage
ADA The data is available through ADA health policy institute Children with Medicaid Coverage
ADA The data is available through ADA health policy institute Percentage of Population on Community Water Systems
Receiving Fluoridated Water
ADA The data is available through ADA health policy institute Number of Dentists
per 100,000 Population
ADA The data is available through ADA health policy institute Percentage of Dentists Participating in
Medicaid for Child Dental Services
Pregnancy
Risk Assessment and Monitoring System, 2011
dental visits during pregnancy
Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas and Safety Nets 2016 Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas and Safety Nets