News & Updates December 2023

The Michigan Oral Health Coalition (MOHC) works to create a large, interconnected network of national, state and local advocates dedicated to working collaboratively on advocacy, education and awareness of oral health. We strive to keep our members informed on topics relevant to today's oral health advocates. The mission of MOHC is to equitably optimize oral health for all Michiganders.

A letter from the Executive Director

Greetings from MOHC,

The Michigan Oral Health Coalition (MOHC) cordially invites you to join our dynamic and inclusive organization dedicated to optimizing oral health for all Michiganders. Our mission is grounded in advocacy, education, and progressive action to ensure complete oral health for every resident of our state. We champion for dental providers, ensuring they receive adequate payments for their crucial services. Moreover, we provide continuing education programs on topics such as oral health workforce, oral health care innovations, and dental public health.

At MOHC, we are proud of our diverse initiatives to address the needs of underrepresented groups and fill gaps in oral health care. Our successful development and execution of the State Oral Health Plan for 2025, advocacy for increased Adult Medicaid Dental rates, and hosting of highly acclaimed annual conferences are just a few examples of our accomplishments. Together, we can significantly impact the oral health landscape in Michigan. Thank you for considering this invitation—we look forward to collaborating with you to further our mission.

Warm Regards,

Ellen Sugrue Hyman

Girl getting teeth cleaned.

FREE Continuing Education

Join us from 7-8 p.m. THIS Wednesday, January 17, for "Dental Public Health 101". This course delves into the complexities of health equity and disparities in dental care. It provides insight into US/Michigan-specific data on various dental health issues and public health interventions to tackle these inequities. An exploration of career opportunities in dental public health, especially in underserved communities and dental public health clinics, is also included. Both novice and seasoned clinicians will gain a critical understanding of how dental public health clinics are addressing oral healthcare disparities.

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Become a Partner or Member Today!

Over the past 19 years, MOHC has advocated for policies and programs that improve oral health for all Michiganders. Together, we share our vision that all Michiganders have the knowledge, support, and care they need to achieve optimal oral health.

Our partnership and membership options provide the foundation for MOHC to pursue its mission to optimize oral health for all Michiganders equitably. Become a partner or member today!

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