North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative

NCOHC brings partners together from across the state to improve the oral health status of all North Carolinians.

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The Keys to Oral Health.

An important part of overall health is oral health—having a healthy mouth, including teeth, gums, and tongue. Achieving good oral health can be thought of like going through a series of doors.


It Will Take All of Us.

Oral health involves a team of professionals that work across the community. 



Using Our Resources Wisely.

When it comes to oral health, we know we can reduce costs by stopping problems before they even start.


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Oral Health Day.

Join us as we continue to build the movement to achieve oral health equity for ALL!



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Meet the team.

The NCOHC consists of a network of over 130 individuals and 80 organizations.  We are led by a committed group of individuals.

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NCOHC's Invited Commentary in

NC Journal of Medicine's

2017 Oral Health Issue

To overcome persistent disparities in oral health access and status, it is vital we adopt a paradigm shift from addressing symptoms to also addressing root causes.  This article delineates why an equity lens and a collaborative systems change approach are essential elements.

YES! Youth Elevate Stories From Free Dental Clinic

Our partners at Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) had the opportunity to visit a Missions of Mercy (MOM) dental clinic.  Learn more from their experience and perspectives on oral health equity.