South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Telephone: (605) 773-3361
Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301
Available from the website.
These reports summarize findings from statewide oral health assessments of third grade students in South Dakota.The surveys collected information on dental caries experience, the prevalence of dental sealants, and the need for urgent treatment. Topics include demographic characteristics; indicators of oral health status and access to care; and the impact of dental visit frequency, race and ethnicity, insurance type, and socioeconomic status on children's oral health status. Comparisons over time, with Healthy People 2010 objectives, and with other states are presented. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Oral health, School age children, Elementary schools, Health status, Access to health care, Healthy People 2010, Population surveillance, State surveys, South Dakota, Statistical data, Trends, Children