Oral Health Forums

Historical Background on the Forums

During 2010, the Head Start Healthy Smiles Oral Health Initiative hosted three regional oral health forums bringing together Head Start programs and Oral Health providers.

The Oral Health Forums were very successful. Each one had its unique strengths and highlights. We want to thank again the hosts of the forums – Community Services for Children, Cen-Clear Child Services and the Lawrence County Community Action Association – for their generous support. Also, we want to thank the presenters and participants for making each of the forums productive and valuable to everyone.

At the forums summaries of issues and barriers were developed to be addressed at future oral health meetings.

Oral Health Forum Resources


Head Start Dental Home Initiative – Barriers to Access to Care

DHI Access to Care Issues

Building Relationships Between Head Start & Dental Community

Building Relationships between HS & Dental Community