National Oral Health Surveillance System
NOHSS is a collaborative effort between CDC's Division of Oral Health and
the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD). NOHSS is
designed to monitor the burden of oral disease,
use of the oral health care delivery system, and the status of community
water fluoridation on both a national and state level.
NOHSS is designed to track oral health surveillance
indicators based on data sources and
surveillance capacity available to most states. The Council of
State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Chronic Disease Directors (CDD) were
instrumental in developing the framework for chronic disease
surveillance indicators, including these oral health indicators.
Page last reviewed: January 23, 2008
Page last modified: May 23, 2006
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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion