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Nov

2016

Virginia Receives C+ Grade on Oral Health

Statewide Coalition Unveils Country’s First Oral Heath Report Card

RICHMOND, VA  [November 10, 2016] – Virginia earns a C+ when it comes to oral health, according to a first-ever statewide report card issued by the Virginia Oral Health Coalition, a statewide alliance of dental and medical providers, safety net clinics, youth and family advocates, and community members working to improve oral health.

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Jul

2016

Enhancing Education and Wellness through Oral Health Integration

A medical-dental team shares their approach to improving public health by integrating oral health education into clinical curriculum and community outreach.

I recently participated in the collaborative leadership program SYNC™ with a team of fellow colleagues from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Kay Lucas, RN, MEd, EDS, and Watson Edwards, BSN, and Lawrence Kyle, DDS, a local dentist in Blacksburg, with scholarship support from the Virginia Oral Health Coalition.  We chose to join the SYNC™ program to develop a multidisciplinary approach to improve oral health medical education, community education and, ultimately, care within communities, through interactive community outreach.  

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Feb

2015

Virginia Legislators Recognize Value of Oral Health Care During Pregnancy

On Sunday, February 8, Virginia's House and Senate both released budgets that included funding for dental benefits for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS. 

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Jan

2015

Happy 70th Anniversary, Water Fluoridation!

Happy anniversary to water fluoridation – otherwise known as dental disease prevention in the tap! On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city in the world to fluoridate its community water supply. [Read more]

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Oct

2014

Dental Program Brings Care to People with Developmental Disabilities

Virginia Oral Health Coalition's grant program aims ensure Virginians with developmental disabilities can access routine dental care.

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