Key Results & Takeaways

The 2018 results included in A State of Decay, Vol. IV, show continuation of state efforts to expand and improve the oral health of older Americans. The 2018 Overall Score includes new variables, making it a richer indicator of older adults’ oral health. Performance in categories previously evaluated shows modest but definite improvements.

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State Scores, Ordered from Highest to Lowest

The Wisdom Tooth Project is a program of Oral Health America