More than 17,500 Kansans visit an emergency room each year with dental pain.
The State Oral Health Plan is stakeholder-developed plan to guide the work of the Kansas oral health community in all aspects. Kansas stakeholders developed state plans in 2006 and 2010 that have included a range of goals designed to improve oral health through policy, financing, and educational opportunities.
The Kansas Oral Health Plan for 2015 – 2017 sets direction and priorities for achieving the overall vision of improved oral health for all Kansans. The plan was developed with the input of of over 60 key stakeholders representing a diversity of individuals and organizations from across the state. The plan establishes four goals which together will “move the needle” toward better prevention and treatment of oral disease as critical components of the overall health of all Kansans.
View the 2015-2017 State Oral Health Plan here.