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Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who have dental caries experience in their primary or permanent teeth.
Increase the proportion of oral and pharyngeal cancers detected at the earliest stage. (Objective 21-06)
Increase the proportion of adults who, in the past 12 months, report having had an examination to detect oral and pharyngeal cancers. (Objective 21-07)
Increase the proportion of children who have received dental sealants on their molar teeth.
Increase the proportion of children and adults who use the oral health care system each year. (Objective 21-10)
Increase the proportion of low-income children and adolescents who received any preventive dental service during the year. (Objective 21-12)
Increase the proportion of school-based health centers with an oral health component.