The NC Oral Health Collaborative brings together partners from across the state to improve the oral health status of all North Carolinians.
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JOIN US on Friday, May 13th at our Spring Convening!

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens
215 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

We are partnering once again with our friends at the Interaction Institute for Social Change to guide us through the exploration of forces, structures, and thinking that hold the oral health system in place and reproduce inequitable outcomes. We hope to develop a shared understanding of why we must take a whole-systems change approach to achieve our vision and why equity is one of our core values.

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There is an oral health crisis in the state of North Carolina that impacts North Carolinians of all ages and in every county.

Tooth decay is recognized by the CDC as the most prevalent chronic disease among children in the U.S., yet few outside the dental profession recognize it as such.

But poor oral health results in more than just tooth decay. It has consequences that dramatically lower quality of life, health care costs, and both a child’s ability to learn and an adult’s employability.

A partnership between the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation and other stakeholders, the NC Oral Health Collaborative is working to highlight solutions, local and national, and disseminate them locally with an early emphasis on supporting exemplary medical-dental collaboration and improving oral health literacy.