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North Dakota
Oral Health Coalition


Mission:  The mission of the North Dakota Oral Health Coalition (NDOHC) is to foster collaborative solutions to achieve oral health equity. 

Purpose:  The purpose of the North Dakota Oral Health Coalition is to coordinate partners and organizations throughout the state of North Dakota to create a collective impact by targeting oral health disparities. This proposed work focuses long-term on increasing access to oral health, improving North Dakotans’ oral health literacy, and developing integration between all professions impacted by oral health. 


Bridging the Dental Gap

Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas 

Family HealthCare 

Indian Affairs Commission, North Dakota 

North Dakota Dental Association 

North Dakota Dental Foundation 

North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Health Promotion, Primary Care Office 

North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Health Promotion, Oral Health Program 

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction 

North Dakota Human Services, Head Start 

North Dakota Human Services, Medical Services Division 

Northland Health Centers 

Quality Health Associates of North Dakota 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Bismarck 

Spectra Health 

Third Street Clinic, Grand Forks

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Indigenous Health 

Family Voices of ND

Get Involved

What you can do to improve overall health if you are a: 


A community-based organization:


A medical provider:


A health care student or a college or university:

            • Contact the ND OH Program or Kim Kuhlmann with the ND Oral Health Coalition to find out more on how you can get involved.
            • Complete or implement Smiles for Life modules.
            • Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Tool Kits
              • The Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Tool Kits are organized by program and describe how to “weave” evidence-based oral-systemic health content, teaching-learning strategies, and clinical experiences into undergraduate, nurse practitioner and midwifery programs.


A person passionate about oral health:

            • Join an OH Coalition workgroup. Contact Kim Kuhlmann with the ND Oral Health Coalition to join.

2024 Upcoming Events

September 11
ND Oral Health Coalition In-Person Meeting

North Dakota Heritage Center, Lecture Rooms
Bismarck, ND
Registration begins at 9:00 am CT, Schedule TBD
Contact Kim Kuhlmann for more information.
Registration opening soon!

September 12 – 13
ND Dental Association (NDDA) Annual Session

Radisson Hotel, Bismarck
Contact Camie Mosbrucker with NDDA for more information

Contact Kim Kuhlmann to join the Action Plan or Steering Committee meetings.

2024 Action Plan Working Meeting Schedule:

    • April 18 at 12:00 pm CT
    • June 27 at 12:00 pm CT
    • August 15 at 12:00 pm CT
    • October 17 at 12:00 pm CT

2024 Steering Committee Meeting Schedule:

    • May 16 at 12:00 pm CT
    • July 18 at 12:00 pm CT
    • November 21 at 12:00 pm CT


For questions regarding the ND Oral Health Coalition:

Kim Kuhlmann
North Dakota Policy & Partnerships Manager

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