Dental and Oral Health

According to the data collected from the Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJ) during the Needs Assessment process, access to dental care and oral health are priority problems identified by MCAH and MCH Bureau

Please see the links below to start to meet some of your LHJs dental and oral health needs:

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice
The Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice initiative strives to improve access to early detection and preventive interventions by expanding oral health clinical competency of primary care clinicians, leading to improved oral health.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
The overall intent of this program is to increase awareness and enhance the quality of oral health services for pregnant women, infants, and children.

Special Care: An Oral Health Professional Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs
A series of five modules is designed to provide oral health professionals with information to help ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to health promotion and disease prevention services that address their unique oral health needs in a comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based manner.