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    Oral Health 2020
    Growing the National Oral Health Network
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    Health Affairs Publication
    Explores the state of oral health
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    Legislative Progress on Medicaid Adult Dental in Maryland
    Bipartisan approval to SB - 169
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    Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care
    Understanding the need for integration


T he mission of the Maryland Dental Action Coalition is to develop and maintain a statewide partnership of individuals and organizations working together to improve the health of all Marylanders through increased oral health promotion, disease prevention, education, advocacy and access to oral health care.

Advocacy and Legislation

MDAC has begun work to develop a comprehensive plan targeting adult oral health in Maryland. In 2014, MDAC spearheaded a successful campaign to persuade the Governor to include an increase in Pediatric Dental Medicaid Rates to the state budget that went into effect January 1, 2015. Read more →

Interprofessional Collaboration

Through MDAC’s network of traditional and nontraditional partners, oral health education is reaching many non-dental professionals, organizations, students, and faculty members from a wide array of disciplines (e.g. medicine, dental , social work, law, pharmacy, and nursing).
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Literacy and Education

In partnership with the Maryland Office of Oral Health, MDAC created a national award-winning multimedia, bilingual oral health literacy campaign Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids. Since 2012, more than 400,000 educational brochures in both English and Spanish have been distributed.
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The Maryland Dental Action Coalition is currently seeking an experienced leader to assume the role of Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the achievement of MDAC's mission, goals, and financial objectives. He or she will act on behalf of the Coalition and will report to the Board of Directors. The MDAC, Maryland’s premier nonprofit oral health coalition, is a small 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and a member of the American Network of Oral Health Coalitions (ANOHC).

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Latest News

  • Moving dental health into primary care
    By Modern Healthcare, Elizabeth Whitman January 7, 2017

    Expanded-practice dental hygienist Jessica Steele works with children at an Advantage-run Dental Learning Lab at Ensworth Elementary in Bend, Ore., helping introduce children to oral health. Read more →

  • Dental Care is the Missing Piece of Population Health Management
    By HealthIT Analytics December 28, 2016

    Dental care often falls by the wayside for high-risk patients, but better integration with existing population health management programs could improve outcomes. Read more →