ARIZONA ORAL HEALTH COALITION PRIORITIES

PROTECTING MEDICAID

  • Preserve Medicaid including the recent Medicaid expansion
  • Promote policies to include comprehensive AHCCCS adult dental benefits, focusing first n pregnant women.

STATEWIDE ORAL HEALTH PROMOTION

  • Community outreach, education, and consumer engagement
  • Developing culturally appropriate messaging

COMMUNITY-BASED WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

  • Investigate models that improve the access to oral healthcare

TELEDENTISTRY

  • This is an expansion of the traditional dental practice, where patients can have a virtual dental home instead of a physical one by using: recorded health information. remote patient monitoring, mobile health, and/ or live audiovisual technology. Expands access to care, especially in rural areas.