Oral health is a sometimes overlooked, often fascinating facet of health care coverage. When you start to look, the stories are surprising in their variety. While some concern the need for more care in rural places or nursing homes, others touch upon oral health disparities across racial or ethnic lines. There are accounts of local battles over water fluoridation programs, coverage of new dental care provider models, reports on research into connections between oral and systemic health and investigations into cases of Medicaid fraud.

This site will highlight the work reporters are doing to explore oral health within their communities and beyond, as well as point you to useful data, news about upcoming events and shared wisdom as well as a growing glossary of terms, and information about key oral health concepts.

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