Improving Oral Health Care Services in Rural America

The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services has released a policy brief with recommendations on improving oral health in rural america.

Improving Oral Health Care Services in Rural America
Discusses the link between oral health and overall health and issues affecting oral health access in rural areas, including shortages of dental providers, differences in dental hygienist scope of practice by state, and insurance coverage. Provides an overview of federal efforts related to rural oral health and offers policy recommendations. Includes a summary of local perspectives from a site visit to Winnsboro Smiles Family Dentistry in rural South Carolina as part of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting.

Join the mission to improve the oral health of all Missourians through sound public policy and public awareness by attending the 2019 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference, February 28-March 1, 2019 in Jefferson City.