Poor oral health is linked to diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, heart disease, childhood illnesses, even lost school and work hours -- yet oral health is an isolated, and often too neglected, part of health care.
The Virginia Oral Health Coalition is an alliance of hundreds of partners who believe oral health is an essential part of overall health care. Our mission is to ensure all Virginians have access to affordable, comprehensive health care that includes oral health.
We strive to improve overall health by integrating oral health services, education and referrals into all aspects of health care -- enabling Virginians of all ages and abilities to achieve optimal oral health. We accomplish this through advocacy, provider education and public awareness.