Oral Health


1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274


The Bureau of Oral Health at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is Kansas’ state level public health division dedicated to oral health improvement. The Bureau works to increase awareness and improve the oral health of all Kansans through:
      1.)  Oral Health Data Collection and Dissemination
      2.)  Statewide Oral Health Education
      3.)  Development of Evidence-based Oral Health Policy
      4.)  Programming Dedicated to Dental Disease Prevention



  • Kansas Department of Health & Environment
    Bureau of Oral Health
    1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210
    Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274
    Phone: (785) 368-8264


ADA Does Not Recommend Oil Pulling.
In an article titled, “Coconut Oil Is Not Dental Care,” Vice (1/17, Wetsman) said that although some claim oil pulling “can do everything from disinfecting the mouth, to whitening teeth, to detoxifying the body,” scientific evidence to support these claims is lacking. The article added that “because there’s so little evidence available, the American Dental Association (ADA) does not recommend oil pulling.”