Primary Resources

Portrait of Oral Health

This report provides a rich overview of the current state of oral health in North Carolina, acknowledging the progress that has been made since the 1999 NC Institute of Medicine Report, while highlighting the challenges that persist and the opportunities for systemic change.

Innovations in Oral Health Care

Exemplary stories of individuals who are transforming the delivery of dental care and dramatically improving the lives of people in NC and in other states. Each story includes an overview of the history, purpose, structure, and impact of the program, as well as a feature on the innovators themselves.

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Unlocking the Door to the New Thinking: Frames for Advancing Oral Health Reform – a FrameWorks Institute MessageMemo, May 2017

Oral health equity paradigm shift in public thinking and public policy. This FrameWorks Institute MessageMemo, produced in partnership with Oral Health 2020 and sponsored by DentaQust Partnership, walks oral health advocates through research-based strategies for making a more powerful case for change. Recommendations include two tested frame elements to make the case for oral health equity: the value of Targeted Justice and the metaphor Key to Oral Health.