Making a gift to the National Network for Oral Health Access is one of the easiest ways to positively impact our work, enhance our services, and help our community strengthen and increase access to oral health services. NNOHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.
Who We Are
National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is a nationwide membership association that exists to promote access to oral health care for underserved populations by encouraging community health centers (CHC) to start and maintain dental programs. NNOHA provides training, technical assistance and networking for oral health professionals who work in the safety net. Members include dentists, dental hygienists, other oral health professionals, community health center leadership, primary care associations, medical professionals, and others interested in the NNOHA mission.
NNOHA envisions a future in which individuals and communities are aware of the importance of oral health to overall health, engage in recommended oral health practices, and receive affordable, high quality oral health services. Achieving this vision requires everyone to have access to care, regardless of income or geography.
Access is created by strengthening and expanding the nation’s oral health safety-net system.
NNOHA was founded in 1991 by a group of Dental Directors from Federally Qualified Community Health Centers who identified a need for peer-to-peer networking, collaboration, research and support in running effective oral health program. From those humble beginnings, NNOHA’s membership has grown to represent the full diversity of safety-net oral health providers and has become a leader in strengthening and supporting the oral health safety-net.
NNOHA provides resources and learning opportunities ranging from the Operations Manual that outlines the best approaches to running an efficient and effective practice, to the Annual Conference which provides both training and networking opportunities for participants.
To improve the oral health of underserved populations and contribute to overall health through leadership, advocacy, and support to oral health providers in safety-net systems.
Oral health is integrated with primary care.
Evidence-based dental disease management models are in place.
Every Health Center has an oral health program.
Oral health providers have the information, education, skills, resources, and support they need to deliver efficient, high quality services.
We value collaboration with other entities as we pursue our vision.