The State of the State of Missouri Oral Health

Presented by Dr. Jacqueline Miller, DDS, MS, MPH

Missouri State Dental Director

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Course Description: A discussion of the oral health activities, plans and program objectives of the Office of Dental Health, Department of Health and Senior Services for the coming year.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Update on the oral health of Missourians
  • Update on the activities the Department of Oral Health is facilitating and recent grant opportunities
  • Recognize the challenges we are facing including work force shortages and lack of access to dental care in Missouri

Dr. Jacqueline Miller became the State Dental Director for Missouri on August 1, 2022. Dr. Miller brings an extensive history of leadership, advocacy for dentistry and volunteerism both in Missouri and abroad. She has served multiple positions in the American Association of Orthodontists, most recently on its Council on Communication. In 2011, she was the first female to hold the office of president of the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists. She has made 24 dental mission trips and participated in Give Kids a Smile and Missouri Mission of Mercy. She is planning to continue her overseas mission trips in 2023.

Dr. Miller earned her DDS degree with distinction from the UMKC School of Dentistry and then was accepted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and graduated with a Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics. In July 2022, she earned her Master of Public Health degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. She looks forward to using her experience and education to extend dental services to the underserved populations of Missouri, initiating programs to address these dental needs and increase dental education to all Missouri citizens, partners and stakeholders in improving dental health. Visit to learn more about Missouri’s oral health programs. Contact Dr. Miller at or 573-751-5874.

This speaker has declared no commercial conflict of interest relative to this presentation.