National Capital Area Oral Health Zone

National Capital Area DC Oral Health ZoneThe National Capital Area / DC Oral Health Zone is uniting community leaders, direct-service organizations, students, managed care providers and allied health care professionals to identify the human and financial resources to combat tooth decay, promote prevention and raise awareness of the importance of oral health.


The National Capital Area / DC Oral  Health Zone has built relationships with a broad range with partners including schools, oral health care facilities, community agencies, and advocacy groups to expand service delivery for children in the National Capital Area.


  • Community Dentistry on Wheels
  • Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc.
  • Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County
  • Spanish Catholic Center-Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Community Partners and Coalitions

  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition
  • Edward C. Mazique Child Care Center
  • Fortis College of Dental Hygiene
  • George B. Thomas Sr. Saturday School
  • Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital
  • Maryland Dental Action Coalition
  • National Children’s Museum
  • United Way of the National Capital Area

Students United with America’s ToothFairy® Chapters

  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland College Park

Services Promoted Through National Capital Area Oral Health Zone Activities

Community Outreach: Delivery of educational presentations and public service announcements utilizing simple, effective messaging focused on prevention

Preventive Services: Including screenings, exams, sealants, fluoride treatments and dental cleanings

Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborating with community stakeholders to effect behavioral change in oral health through grassroots program delivery

For more information about the National Capital Area OHZ, contact:

Robin Vann, National Programs Manager