The Status of Oral Disease in Massachusetts 2009: The Great Unmet Need is a comprehensive report summarizing the most up-to-date and available information on the burden of oral disease in our state. The report was developed in collaboration with many different programs within the Department of Public Health exemplifying a commitment to oral health and its integration with general health and wellness.

This report demonstrates that we have made great strides in improving and promoting oral health in our state since the Massachusetts Special Legislative Commission Report was released in 2000. It also demonstrates that there is still much more work to be done, especially among our most vulnerable residents who continue to experience a crisis in accessing dental care.


This information is provided by the Oral Health within the Department of Public Health.