Prevention

Works to improve health equity by increasing access to oral disease prevention and treatment measures for all residents of Massachusetts.

The goals of the Prevention Committee include:

  • Promoting expansion of community water fluoridation as the foundation of better oral health
  • Promoting preventive oral health services including sealants and access to fluoride products
  • Increasing healthy equity by improving access to preventive, restorative, and rehabilitative oral health services for vulnerable and diverse populations. These include: people of color; low-income populations; people with special health care needs; women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and new mothers; children from 0–21 years of age; older residents living independently, in nursing homes, and in assisted living residences; uninsured and under insured individuals; and the homeless
  • Promoting oral health knowledge and awareness
  • Educating the public about the connection between oral health and general health
  • Engaging a broad coalition of community-based providers in oral health promotion

View the Prevention Committee's 2015 Annual Report Presentation (PDF)
View the Prevention Committee's 2014 Annual Report Presentation (PDF)


Chair

Kathryn Dolan, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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