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ORAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

The PCOH is proud to partner with our PA Oral Health Collective Impact Initiative partners to offer free online webinars and many virtual resources for the oral health community.

Online CE - Webinar Portal
PA Head Start Association
Healthy Teeth Healthy Children
PA Association of Community Health Centers
Working with State Legislators: Guide for Oral Health Professionals
MCO Liaison Project
PA Dental Association
Mission of Mercy Dental Care
Donated Dental Services
Give Kids a Smile
The Wisdom Tooth Project
Campaign for Dental Health
Charitable Smiles
Live Healthy PA
Oral Health in Pregnancy Tip Sheet
Tip Sheet from The March of Dimes

CURRENT STATE OF ORAL HEALTH

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The PA 2017-2020 Oral Health Plan is now finalized and available for download on our priorities page. PCOH is thrilled to assist with the implementation of the goals of the plan; we hope you will consider joining us in this mission!
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Pennsylvania is working on our sealant initiatives to create an even bigger reach for children. The full report will be posted in the Spring of 2018.
3

Tens of millions of Americans go without needed dental care because they cannot find a dental provider, can’t afford care, lack of dental insurance or are unaware of the importance of dental care.
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By the time they reach kindergarten, more than 40 percent of American children experience tooth decay. Painful dental problems affect children’s overall health and ability to focus in the classroom.
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A 2012 report from the Pew Center on the States comparing children's oral health care across 50 states graded Pennsylvania a "D".
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Increasing numbers of adults are seeking care at emergency rooms for dental problems because they have nowhere else to go creating a large unnecessary expense to the healthcare system.