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Our Impact

Even seemingly small changes and steps toward progress can create a massive impact. 


Recent Impact Areas:

MORE Care—Medical Oral Enhanced Care─is a care improvement program that integrates oral health into primary care. 

In partnership with the  CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, OHO is working to improve the oral health of children, and reduce costly, invasive dental procedures by advancing value-based care and integrating care between dental and medical providers.

Medicaid Oral Health Policy Academy for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Ohio is one of six states participating in a policy initiative with Medicaid|Medicare|CHIP Services Dental Association (MSDA) aimed at increasing access to dental/oral healthcare services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  OHO is leading this initiative in Ohio.

Area 3

Oral Health Ohio Receives Funding for the 2023-2027 State Oral Health Plan (SOHP)

We have received funding from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health to lead efforts in creating the next SOHP. The Ohio SOHP is an actionable roadmap to ensure oral health is integrated with, and elevated to, the same importance as the rest of health care and is designed to guide actions taken by policymakers, advocates, educators, providers, and funders. The SOHP process will incorporate guidance from, oral health experts, state agencies, advocacy organizations, consumers, and healthcare providers.



Ohio policy makers make informed oral health policy decisions.


Ohioans know the relationship between oral health and general health and the importance of oral health care. 



Adequate public funding for oral health in Ohio including Medicaid reimbursement, public and private insurance, and other funding sources


Professionals in a variety of disciplines have access to oral health training and resources.

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