Just the Facts: Oral Health of AIAN 6-9 Year Olds
Just the Facts: Oral Health of AIAN 13-15 Year Olds Data Sources: The IHS 2013-2014 Oral Health Survey of AI/AN Adolescents National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2009-2010
Just the Facts: Oral Health of AIAN Adults 68% of AIAN 35-44 year olds had untreated decay. 79% had lost at least one tooth 96% had gingivitis 36% had periodontal disease
Dental Access Nationally, dental access for AIAN people hovers around 29% while about 45% of the US population visited the dentist in the past year. Barriers to dental access include a lack of dental providers, long geographical distances between dental providers, and limited services available. To ration dental treatment, AIAN people often are faced with complicated call-in systems and long waits for appointments.
Baby Teeth Matter Swinomish Puyallup Tulalip Port Gamble Skokomish Sophie Trettevick Grand Ronde Objectives Increase the number of 0-5 year olds who receive dental access, with an emphasis on 0-2 year olds. Increase the number of 0-5 year olds who receive comprehensive dental care at their IHS/Tribal dental program.
What can YOU do? Tribal Policies -well-child visits and collaboration with medical and community health partners. -tribal daycare -case management -real open access Be picky when hiring new dentists Consider alternative workforce models
Prevention Matters! In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. Iroquois (1700-1800) Together we CAN make a difference!