Advancement of Sound Public Policy

Working in concert with key organizations and local communities throughout Missouri, the Coalition is pursuing public policy to improve Missouri oral health. The policy agenda of the Coalition includes establishing a State Dental Director, creating an Oral Health Caucus in the Missouri Legislature, expanding access to dental sealants for children without routine dental care, increasing fluoridation of public water systems, and expanding the Medicaid dental program to include prevention and treatment benefits for adults with developmental disabilities.