Oral Health Kansas Advocacy • Public Awareness Education

Mouth Matters




Look for our county-level oral health data book, Kansas Oral Health Snapshot.

Regional Oral Health Connection Team

Oral Health Kansas is a member of the DentaQuest Foundation’s Midwest Regional Oral Health Connection (ROHC) Team. The ROHC team is working with the DentaQuest Foundation to make progress on the Oral Health 2020 goals by building a strong oral health network in the 12-state Midwest region:

Goal 1: Mandatory inclusion of an adult dental benefit in publicly funded health insurance.
By 2020, at least 30 states have a comprehensive Medicaid adult dental benefit and no states that currently have a Medicaid adult dental benefit roll back or eliminate that coverage.
By 2020, Medicare includes a comprehensive adult dental benefit.

Goal 2: Oral health incorporated into the primary education system.
By 2020, the 10 largest school districts have incorporated oral health into their systems.

Goal 3: Comprehensive national oral health measurement system.
By 2020, a comprehensive national and state oral health measurement system is in place.

Goal 4: Eradicate dental disease in children.
By 2020, 85% of children reach age 5 without a cavity.

Goal 5: Integrate oral health into person-centered healthcare.
By 2020, oral health is integrated into at least 50% of emerging person-centered care models.

Goal 6: Improve the public perception of the value of oral health to overall health.
By 2020, oral health is increasingly included in health dialogue and public policy.


A Midwest Regional Convening will be held every summer to build the regional network.
To learn more, visit DentaQuest’s website dentaquestfoundation.org/oh2020 or email us.


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