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Last Updated: 03/20/14 06:50:41 AM

Oral Health Initiative

Mission Statement


The mission of the Oral Health Program is to improve oral health of Nevadans through education and prevention.


Contact Info


Name: Christina Demopoulos, DDS, MPH
Title: State Dental Director
Phone Number: 702 774-2545

Name: Melanie Flores, MSW
Title: Health Promotion, Oral Health Program Manager
Phone Number: 775- 687-7509

Name: Vacant
Title: Administrative Assistant II
Phone Number: 775-687-7525


Program Overview


The Oral Health Program is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of a State Oral Health Program is to reduce the burden oral health disease by:

  • Increase program capacity and staff competency

  • Increase the use of data resources to inform program decisions

  • Increase school-based/linked Dental Sealant Programs in Nevada who serve at-risk/underserved elementary schools with a high enrollment of free and reduced lunch or low-income students

  • Maintain quality control and management of fluoridated water systems and increase the number of water systems in Nevada delivering optimally fluoridated water

  • Increase oral health education/awareness through collaborative relationships to influence healthy systems change and access to clinical preventive services

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