Vermont children ages 3 to 8 regularly see the dentist for preventive care [1]. Vermont also recognizes the importance of oral health within the first two years of life and has initiated efforts to increase preventive dental care visits for children under the age of 3.

Additional information about how Vermont addresses the health of children and families can be found in the State Health Improvement Plan and in the Division of Maternal and Child Health’s Strategic Plan.

Return to the Table of Contents for the 2019 How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families? report.

1. The United States Census Bureau (2019). National Survey of Children’s Health. 2016, 2017, 2018. Indicator 4.2a
Analyses of the 2016-2018 NSCH multi-year weighted data was conducted by Laurin Kasehagen, MA, PhD, an epidemiology assignee to the Vermont Department of Health.