Oral Health


The Hawaii State Department of Health, Family Health Services Division, Oral Health Program is responsible for statewide surveillance, planning, and prevention.

The Department of Health also operates five dental clinics on the island of Oahu that serve those individuals with chronic and severe developmental and intellectual disabilities, medically indigent, frail elderly, and clients under the Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD).  The DDD manages the state dental clinics.

In 2013, Family Health Services Division received a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control that assists state health departments to build and maintain effective public health capacity to implement, evaluate, and disseminate best practices to prevent oral disease and improve oral health for the state population.