The Oral Health Program collaborates with agencies across the state to provide preventive and restorative dental care for NH's children and adults who don't have access to dental care. In cooperation with NH's Medicaid program, community organizations, schools, private foundations and medical and dental professionals, the Oral Health Program is raising the public's awareness of good oral health as an important part of total health and wellness. The Oral Health Program promotes the benefits of community water fluoridation and protective dental sealants to prevent dental disease and improve the oral health of all NH residents.
The Oral Health Program collaborates with agencies across the state to provide preventive and restorative dental care for NH's children and adults who don't have access to dental care.
The Oral Health Program collaborates with and supports school-based oral health programs that provide no-cost, preventive oral health care to elementary and middle school aged students throughout NH.
Sliding fee scales
The Oral Health Program supports several community-based and Federally Qualified Health Centers that utilize sliding fee scales to assist low-income patients access oral health care services.
Oral Health Education
The Oral Health Program provides oral health education and resources to the public though accessible online resources that include oral health data, initiatives, and publications.
New Hampshire Oral Health Surveillance Plan 2020
This is a living document that annually tracks NH Oral Health data and statistics which will be used to inform program priorities and strategies, policy, and guidelines.
The Role of Oral Health in Mental Health, Substance Use and Addiction Recovery
In August 2018, the NH Oral Health Coalition partnered with the NH Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Program to offer a three-session series on the role of oral health in addiction, treatment and recovery services in different regions of New Hampshire. The purpose of the series was to provide information to providers, programs and the public on a recent DHHS environmental scan, to disseminate baseline information on the relationships between oral health, mental health, and substance use, to connect diverse stakeholders working in this sector, and to learn what is happening at the local level to ensure oral health access for this population.
6 Reasons to Discuss Dental Health with Your Employees (Infographic)
School-Based Oral Health Program Infographic
This infographic gives an overview of what oral health care is provided in school-based programs, why oral health matters, and where to locate school-based programs.
The 2015 New Hampshire Oral Health Plan
The 2015 Oral Health Plan is a living document that was created through collaboration among oral health leaders and advocates. It captures the unique, thoughtful perspective of over 100 subject matter experts, dedicated representatives of community-based organizations, diverse community members, and others with a stake in the health status of NH residents. The New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition is once again collaborating with subject matter experts and stakeholders as they update this Oral Health Plan. The updated plan should be complete in 2021.
Oral Health Status of Substance Use Disorder Patients in Recovery in New Hampshire: An Environmental Scan
In 2018, the New Hampshire Oral Health Program conducted an environmental scan to assess the oral health status of substance use disorder patients in recovery and to evaluate current methods and systems in place to deliver preventive and restorative dental services to those recovering from substance use disorder. The scan also evaluated whether the deployment of alternative workforce models (Certified Public Health Dental Hygienists) within substance use disorder treatment centers and other community settings to deliver preventive services would be beneficial to patients in recovery.