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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.
More than half of low income children and two-thirds of adolescents between 12 and 19 years of age have dental decay. (1)
In 2011, 33.3 million unserved individuals lived in areas without enough dentists to serve the needs of the population. (2)
The crisis is multifaceted, but a shortage of providers in rural and inner city areas is a large piece of the puzzle. NNOHA supports dental teams being able to expand access to oral health care in safe, quality and cost-effective ways.
Several states have add new oral health team members, one state is using technology to adapt the reach the current oral health team, and the ADA is piloting a health coordinator model that focuses on oral health in several communities. Other states are utilizing the experience of these early adapters and discussing how to best meet the needs of their state.