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Grey Literature and Statistics for Dentistry

This guide provides a summary of grey literature resources and oral health statistics that are considered important for dental research. On the left hand side menu, the resources are organized geographically by Canada, the US and International resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is the federal health protection agency of the United States, and provides statistics and grey literature related to oral health through a number of different resources.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a federal regulatory agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Their website provides grey literature related to regulations of food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, cosmetics, tobacco products and more. Below are listed some particularly useful resources from the FDA for dental students and professionals. 

Use these helpful search tips from Robin Paynter, librarian at Oregon Health & Science University, for assistance in searching FDA databases and other resources for regulatory materials. 

Organizations and Professional Associations

The following is a list of additional U.S. organizations and associations whose websites provide access to statistics, data, and grey literature related to oral health.

Databases and Web Resources

Search these databases to locate dental statistics and grey literature from a number of different sources.