OHA’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health literacy and advocate for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable.

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A national non-profit organization working to educate Americans about the importance of mouth health to overall health and well-being

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  • The Impact of Volunteers on Children’s Oral Health

    Oral Health America (OHA) reaches more than 460,000 students each year with needed oral healthcare and education in school-based and school-linked settings through its program Smiles Across America® (SAA). Our network of 304 SAA program partners across the country provide these services thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers, including dental professionals who donate […]

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  • Smiles Across America Celebrates National Children Dental Health Month

    Our Smiles Across America program partners celebrated National Children’s Dental Health Month in February to providing youth in school-linked and school-based settings. Check out testimonials from our partners below. “For Gives Kids a Smile Day, we provided free services to 54 uninsured children at our Clinics. This included 303 procedures.  Sixty-nine percent of the children […]

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  • Think Teeth with Dental Sealants

    Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America, with more than 51 million school hours lost each year to dental-related illness. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of American children ages 2-11 have tooth decay. In addition, 23% of children ages 2-11 have untreated dental caries. Many […]

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