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WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

Better Oral Health Through Integration

Diabetes. Heart disease. Pregnancy complications. Research has linked chronic oral infections to all of these major health care challenges.  

Yet, hundreds of thousands of Virginians do not have access to health-saving dental care.

We want this to change. We need this to change. 

We strive to increase access to oral health care for all ages and abilities through:

  • Advocacy: To ensure Virginia laws and policies support access to oral health services.  Plans and legislation should increase - and not inhibit - access to dental care. 
  • Provider Education:  To increase the capacity of the health care workforce and integrate oral health into all aspects of health care. Specialized trainings and interprofessional education ensure existing and future dental and medical providers have the tools to meet the dental health needs of every Virginian, and teach educators, health professionals and caregivers how to facilitate routine, preventive care through a dental home.  
  • Public Awareness:  To ensure that oral health is considered a critical component of overall health.  More than 8,000 people learn from our website, newslettersspeakers and summits.  

Learn all the ways you can get involved. And, read why many Virginians lack access to dental care.

We are... 

an alliance of hundreds of partners who believe oral health is an essential part of overall health care.

A Plan for Change

We have a road map to increase access to oral health care for all Virginians.  

Read the Virginia Oral Health Plan.

Join Us

Our partners - and your support - keep us going.

Learn how you can impact change.

Contact Us

4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060  |  804.269.8720  | info@vaoralhealth.org
 
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