Oral Health Zone Program


Oral Health Zones (OHZ) and initiatives focus on expanding access to care and increasing oral health literacy in a specific state or region through education and community engagement.  Each OHZ or initiative differs slightly in accordance with the objectives outlined in cooperation with local funders and community needs. OHZs and initiatives typically work to collaborate with regional partners and may include but are not limited to:

  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • School Districts
  • Oral Health Coalitions
  • Dental and Dental Hygiene Associations
  • Departments of Health and Education
  • University Dental and Dental Hygiene Programs
  • Non-profit/safety net dental clinics
  • Youth-serving organizations/clubs
  • Public Health Organizations
  • Local Government Agencies
  • Faith-based organizations

The goals of the Oral Health Zone Program are to:

  • Increase oral health literacy among children, youth and their caregivers
  • Expand delivery of oral health preventive and treatment services through support of non-profit dental clinics and programs
  • Elevate understanding of the importance of oral health

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