NH Oral Health Initiatives

NH Oral Health 2020

The NH Oral Health Coalition, in conjunction with its fiscal sponsor the NH Public Health Association, is pleased to have been selected  by the DentaQuest Foundation to join their family of grantees for its Oral Health 2020 Initiative.

Oral Health 2020 is a multi-year effort to strengthen and unify the national oral health network, build upon current initiative strategies, and expand impact.  The DentaQuest Foundation believes that the time is right to bring about lasting systems change through the power of collective action.

For more information on Oral Health 2020, please visit http://dentaquestfoundation.org/oh2020.

From the First Tooth Training

The NH Oral Health Coalition and North Country Health Consortium are moving into the second year of “From the First Tooth” training on fluoride varnish in the medical setting with primary care medical staff throughout NH.  Using the “Smiles for Life” oral health national curriculum, over 10 offices and sites have received the training and are now in the implementation phase of providing oral health risk-assessment and fluoride varnish in the medical setting.  Training to medical offices is provided free of cost and takes approximately 60 to 75 minutes over a lunch or breakfast break. Clinical and administrative training is included. Each office trained receives a complimentary box of 36 doses to start their program.  If your office is interested in a training, contact Gail Brown at: gbrown@nhoralhealth.org.  To learn more about fluoride varnish in the medical setting: http://www2.aap.org/commpeds/dochs/oralhealth/index.html