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Our Story

The Rhode Island Oral Health Coalition (RIOHC) provides a forum through which statewide efforts are coordinated to achieve optimal oral health and improve access to dental providers for all Rhode Island residents. The RIOHC was formally established in 2010 as a group of stakeholders; many RIOHC members were involved previously in the Special Senate Commission to “Study and Make Recommendations on Ways to Maintain and Expand Access to Quality Oral Healthcare for All Rhode Island Residents”, with an initial report in 1998, and concluded in 2007. The 2017-2021 Oral Health Plan is the result of many devoted volunteer individuals working with the RIOHC and other organizations to increase the number of qualified dental professionals available to Rhode Island residents. The Coalition and its members look forward to new and ongoing opportunities expanding on efforts to further improve the oral health environment in Rhode Island.

Mission Statement

The mission of the RIOHC is to promote life-long optimum oral health through primary prevention at the community, healthcare professional and family levels; through accessible, comprehensive, and culturally competent community-based oral health care provided through a variety of financing mechanisms; through educational opportunities that will allow individuals to make better health decisions; and through informed and compassionate policies at all levels of government.

Our Goals

Increase education, licensure and practice for oral health professionals

Promote policies that supports oral healthcare as part of total health at all levels of government.

Will be recognized as a community resource for oral healthcare advocacy

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