OHCE serves as an oral health clearinghouse and resource center for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Bureau of Dental Health and community partners. Our goals are 1) to inform oral health stakeholders about effective oral health prevention strategies through examination of scientific evidence and practice examples, and 2) to effectively prevent dental diseases in the community and achieve the state and national oral health goals by sharing and helping to implement best practice strategies and approaches
Cavity-Free NY Campaign
Based on the findings from studies using a system dynamics model to determine the intervention strategies that have the greatest effect in reducing caries experience and treatment costs in a population of children aged birth to 5 years, four communities in NYS (Jefferson County, Buffalo, Albany, and Cortland) are making progress in the development and implementation of unique Cavity Free Campaigns with guidance and technical assistance provided by Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, Children’s Dental Health Project, and OHCE. Each campaign emphasizes the community’s assets and stakeholder engagement in the planning, implementation, and evaluation stages to better facilitate local actions for achieving the community's oral health goals for young children.
- A Simulation Model for Designing Effective Interventions in Early Childhood Caries (Colorado model, Source: CDC)
- Reducing early childhood caries in a Medicaid population (New York model, Source: JADA April 2014)
- Oral Health Community Campaign Kit for New York State (Please contact OHCE to obtain this toolkit)
- Cavity-Free Kids (Source: WDSF)
- Best Practice Approaches on Prevention and Control of Early Childhood Tooth Decay (Source: ASTDD)