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Oral Health Coalition : About Us

The South Dakota Oral Health Coalition is a diverse group of individuals and groups formed to advocate for policies, laws and funding for effective programs that will improve the state’s oral health status, especially among children and high-risk groups.   

Mission: To promote quality of life by facilitating the availability of accessible oral health services. 

Members of the South Dakota Oral Health Coalition include: 

       ·        Dentists
·        Dental Axillaries
·        Academic Institutions
·        Advocacy Groups
·        Community Action Agencies
·        Community Health Centers
·        Dental Insurers
·        Health Care Organizations
·        Head Start agencies
·        Indian Health Services
·        Parents/consumers
·        Private Foundations
·        Social Services Agencies
·        State Agencies
·        Tribal Agencies

The Steering Committee of the South Dakota Oral Health Coalition includes: 

Indian Health Service
Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
Delta Dental of South Dakota
South Dakota Dental Association
South Dakota Dental Hygienists Association
South Dakota Department of Health
South Dakota Department of Social Services
Lake Area Technical Institute
Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board
South Dakota Voices for Children
South Dakota Head Start Association
 
The Coalition has pursued addressing oral health disparities through three priority areas: dental workforce development, access to care, and education and prevention.
 
SD State Oral Health Plan 2015-2020

 

 


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ADA President to Visit Rosebud

Dr. Carol Summerhays will pay a visit to the Rosebud Reservation on Friday, July 15, 2016.  Dr. Summerhays' visit will be the capstone of a week of dental care provided by SDDA member dentists at the St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic located on Rosebud.  Dr. Summerhays will visit with Tribal Leaders about the dental needs of the people of Rosebud.