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The Missouri Coalition for Oral Health

Oral diseases are a devastating problem among a significant percentage of Missouri’s residents, affecting their overall health and ability to work and learn.  The Mission of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is to improve oral health with all Missourians by advocating for sound public policy.  The Vision of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is Oral Health for all Missourians. Join organizations and individuals across the state in achieving this mission. Your support and dedication are essential to ensuring oral health is a high priority for Missourians and for policy makers.


Pre-Conference Webinars

 Conference Registration Now Open!

March 3 & March 4, 2022

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

A socially-distanced, in-person conference with networking and learning to achieve the MCOH vision of oral health for all!

Join oral health advocates from around the state and country for the 2022 Oral Health Policy Conference by the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, featuring Champion Awards, networking and cutting edge presentations on oral health policy.

Information & Registration

For Capitol Plaza Hotel Accomdations click Here and use Code 220302MOC

Be a Sponsor!

Be an Exhibitor!

Share a Poster Presentation!


 Rural Children in Crisis: Access to Missouri Oral Care Video


BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test Webex
& Toolkit for Oral Health Care Providers

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) invites you to learn about FREE testing resources which can be available to oral health providers for testing staff, patients, visitors, vendors and contractors for COVID-19. These tests may be used to test individuals displaying symptoms of COVID, as well as for screening purposes. 

BinaxNOW Oral Health Providers Webex (On-Demand)

Click Here to Watch the Webex

This Webex originally was shown live on November 29. 

  • Guy Deyton has written a Summary Primer from BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test Webinar for Oral Healthcare Workersas an overview of the WebEx presentation. It is recommended to watch/review both items. 
  • In this Webex, DHSS reviews information at this link, and this page contains a link to the test ordering platform. This also is the link to apply for BinaxNOW tests (scroll down and click on the to the BinaxNOW Testingheading and click on BinaxNOW Hub.
  • The BinaxNOW antigen COVID-19 tests provide a result within 15 minutes and are easy to administer. These tests are available at no cost. There are some requirements and responsibilities associated with receiving these tests which will be discussed during this call. DHSS is providing these tests statewide to a diverse array of test users; they have successfully assisted test users to mitigate testing challenges and barriers.
  • Participation in the call in no way obligates you to use these tests or participate in DHSS BinaxNOW program. As well, your practice/organization can begin or discontinue use of these tests at any time; you are not being asked to commit to a certain timeframe or to conduct a certain number of tests.

 MCOH Summer 2021 Webinars – recordings and slides


 MCOH Executive Director delivers address for the 2021 graduating class of the ATSU MO School of Dentistry and Oral Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEi_5XZJn9g&t=1887s


 Dental Services and COVID-19:

Dental Reopening Infographic

A Guide to Dental Visits After COVID-19 Outbreak

What Should I Do If I Have Tooth or Mouth Pain?

Covid-19 Safety-Net FAQ


Teledentistry is available in Missouri now and can help with access to care - Learn more.

MCOH Webinar: Teledentistry in Missouri During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Missouri DHSS, the MDA, ADA, and CDC are recommending non-emergency dental care to be suspended for the coming weeks. Further information on these recommendations can be found below:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Missouri Dental Association

American Dental Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If you are needing to locate low-cost emergency dental services, resources are available below:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Missouri Primary Care Association

Missouri Dental Association

American Dental Association

DentaQuest

COVID Hotline: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: 877-435-8411


 The Missouri Coalition for Oral Health actively engages in OPEN

Conference Registration Now Open!


March 3 & March 4, 2022

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

Join oral health advocates from around the state and country for the 2022 Oral Health Policy Conference by the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, featuring Champion Awards, networking and cutting edge presentations on oral health policy.

Information & Registration

For Capitol Plaza Hotel Accomdations click Here and use Code 220302MOC

Information for Conference Sponsors

Information for Conference Exhibitors

Information for Poster Presentations


This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Missouri Primary Care Association and Missouri Coalition for Oral Health. The Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. MPCA designates this activity for 9 continuing education credits for full participation in all sessions. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. For further information contact Karen Dent, Oral Health Network of Missouri Director, 3325 Emerald Lane, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109, 573-636-4222, kdent@mo-pca.org.

Regular registration is $50. Limited Income registration is $30. Students may register free. If you are unable to attend following registration you may contact MCOH at info@oralhealthmissouri.org to request a refund or to donate your registration to MCOH.  Donations to MCOH are tax deductible as allowed by law. MCOH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. 

Thanks to the Missouri Primary Care Association for providing CEUs 


Campaign for Dental Health: Life is Better with Teeth