Oral Health in Rural Communities – Organizations
(National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network)
Works to help physicians and other healthcare professionals find practice opportunities in rural areas throughout the country. Also allows employers from rural and underserved communities to post healthcare job opportunities. Includes state information and a list of state contacts.
Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning medicine and dentistry. Members are health professionals representing the primary care professions/disciplines of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, preventive medicine, physician assistants, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene.
American Dental Association
Professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement. Site offers a state directory of dental organizations.
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
A transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates,
and healthcare organizations that provide healthcare for
the underserved. Provides professional education, clinical
tools, advocacy, patient education, training, and technical
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
Works to connect key stakeholders, raise awareness, and support solutions to oral health in America. Combines grantmaking, health improvement programs, research, education, and policy to support oral health care delivery.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Operates the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national healthcare programs that benefit millions of Americans. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Website includes access to research, statistics, and data related to these programs.
Children's Dental Health Project
Promotes public and clinical policies to improve health and increase access to comprehensive dental care for children and other vulnerable populations. Site offers publications, news, resources, and projects.
Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
A foundation that directs its programs and grantmaking to increase
access to oral healthcare and to increase awareness of the
impact that oral health has on overall health.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Responds to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues. Supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
Oral Health Workforce Research Center
Based at the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, this research center is one of 9 health workforce research centers in the United States, focused solely on oral health. Conducts research projects and publishes oral health workforce reports.
Special Care Dentistry Association
Promotes the oral health of special needs patients. Members include dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, non-dental healthcare providers, health program administrators, residents, students and hospitals.