The Dental Care Work Group is researching and gathering data to determine the gaps and available resources for dental care (adult and pediatric) in Blair County. In addition, they are discussing options available for addressing access to dental care and/or oral health prevention programs. Training is available to primary care physicians, dentists, and parents to increase regular oral health assessments. Please contact us for more information. Meetings are scheduled the second Tuesday bi-monthly at 3:00 pm.
Goals and Moving Forward
Support the establishment of a dental home for children and youth to have access to continued dental care.
Increase local opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to have access to dental care.
Educate partners who can share oral health messages with those individuals/organizations working with young children.
Encourage/educate medical providers to understand and promote the importance of oral health.