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Learn about the strides OHA is making in achieving oral health equity through positive health legislation.

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Community Water Fluoridation

Fluoridated water has been shown to reduce tooth decay by 25% - show your support in your community today!

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Public Opinion Poll

Poll reveals grandparents face challenges raising children in their homes, including those related to oral health.

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A State of Decay Report

This report rates each U.S. state based on five variables that affect older adults' oral health.

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About Oral Health Advocacy

Oral Health America's advocacy efforts are grounded in the idea that all Americans should have equal opportunity to achieve good oral and overall health throughout their lives.

Our legislative priorities are based on increasing access to oral health care by advocating for innovative policies and evidence-based interventions, such as school-based sealant programs, guaranteed dental benefits in CHIP and Medicare, Community Water Fluoridation, and an interprofessional dental workforce.  

Campaign for Oral Health Equity

The Campaign for Oral Health Equity seeks to raise awareness about the most pressing issues in oral health, with the end goal of creating a level playing field and improving quality of life for all. 

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Advocacy News

Grandparents Are Caregivers Too! OHA’s 2016 Public Opinion Poll

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 Every year as part of its annual Fall for Smiles campaign, Oral Health America (OHA) conducts their Public Opinion Poll to better understand consumers’ oral health habits, experiences, needs and wants. For 2016, we focused on the 2.5 million grandparents across the nation who are raising grandchildren in their homes, otherwise known as grandfamilies. The poll... Read more →
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