Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Surveillance Program (OHSP) at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) encourages Texas residents to improve and maintain good oral health.

The OHSP works with various partners across the State to identify the oral health needs of Texans and the resources to meet those needs.

Our Vision-Our vision is a healthy Texas, where all individuals enjoy the benefits of good oral health as an integral part of overall health.

Our Mission -Promoting oral health through leadership in public health practices, policy development, education, and population based preventive services.


The program's regional dental teams are based in El Paso, Lubbock, Tyler, Houston, and San Antonio. The dental public health professionals in these teams provide preventive dental services to eligible low-income, underserved, pre-school, and school-aged children who are Texas residents.

For more information, please contact Austin Central Office at:

    Oral Health Program
    Department of State Health Services
    Mail Code 1938
    PO Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756-3199
    Phone 512-776-7323, Fax 512-776-7256
    E-mail the Oral Health Surveillance Program
    Relay Texas Dial 7-1-1
Last updated June 26, 2018