Office of Oral Health

Our vision is achieving oral health justice for everyone in Massachusetts. We are starting with an equity focus by monitoring our state’s oral health status and developing measures for improvement, focusing on preventing tooth decay and other oral diseases, helping everyone in our state to find a place for dental care that works best for them, and making oral health part of all healthcare.

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Goals

1. Surveillance: Establish and utilize a statewide oral health surveillance system and strategic partnerships to facilitate monitoring and communicating health changes over time.

2. Prevention: Implement and promote evidence-based prevention practices to improve health.

3. Access & Workforce: Expand coverage, services, and timeliness of access to oral health treatment and care from a more robust, capable, qualified, and culturally competent oral health workforce.

4. Integration: Integrate oral health across the health care system and in all care settings.

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