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North Dakota
Oral Health Coalition

The North Dakota Oral Health Coalition’s mission is to foster collaborative solutions to achieve oral health equity. 

North Dakota Oral Health Coalition’s purpose 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 Amber Huez with the 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 Amber Huez with the coalition to join.


Upcoming Events



In-Person Coalition Meeting
September 13, 2023
10:00 am – 2:00 pm CT/ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm MT 

More information coming soon!


For questions regarding the ND Oral Health Coalition:

Shannon Bacon
Director of Health Equity & Partnerships

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