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June 19, 2014
GA Burden of Oral Health Report
Oral diseases are major public health problems. They affect most children and adults in most communities and can have high individual, social and economic consequences. This document aims to assess the magnitude of oral diseases in Georgia and the state’s response to the burden of oral health.
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January 14, 2014
Dental Cleaning Before Pregnancy in Georgia
Several studies have suggested that maternal oral health has significant implications for birth outcomes and infant oral health.1,2,3 In fact, maternal periodontal disease has been associated with preterm birth, development of pre-eclampsia, and delivery of low birth weight infants.1 Dental cleaning may prevent or retard the progression of periodontal disease.1 We analyzed data from the Georgia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) to assess the characteristics and birth outcomes of women who had their teeth cleaned during the 12 months before pregnancy. Read More

December 1, 2013
Georgia Older Adult Basic Screening Survey
Older adults are a fast growing segment of the United States (U.S.) population. According to the 2010 Census, there were 40.3 million people 65 years and older. By 2050, that number is expected to increase to 48 million. In Georgia, the aging trend is one of the most important issues. Georgia has the 11th fastest growing population of adults 60 years of age and older and the 10 fastest growing population of elderly 85 years of age and older. The population of elderly 60 years of age and older is expected to increase 65.8% between 2010 and 2030 while the population of elderly 85
years and older is expected to increase 97.6% during the same time period. The state is projected to total 224,926 older adults 85 years and older by 2030. Read More
August 1, 2013
2012 Georgia Oral Health Summit
Download and read a report from Health Resource and Services Administration entitled Oral Health Access: Collaborating to Bridge the Gap / Final Report of Meeting Proceedings. Download Report