The N.C. Oral Health Section (OHS) works to prevent dental caries by using evidence-based data driven decision making to advance the oral health, overall health, and well-being of N.C. citizens. Twenty-five field dental hygienists cover the state, offering dental screenings, educational services and programs aimed to maintain oral health.
Welcome to the North Carolina Dental Society, home of more than 3,900 member dentists and your source of oral health information in North Carolina. We can help you Find A Dentist and learn about oral health, Good oral health is a key component of overall health, and our dentists are here to serve you.
Founded in 1923, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 185,000 registered dental hygienists (RDHs) across the country. We believe dental hygienists should be valued and integrated into the broader health care delivery system in order to improve the public’s oral and overall health.
Be a part of the GKAS movement! Through the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than 6 million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by volunteers including approximately 7,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members.
The ADA powers the profession of dentistry to advance the overall oral health of the public Fulfills our Mission Helping dentists succeed Leading to our Vision Achieving optimal health for all Guided by our Values Commitment to Members Integrity Excellence Commitment to Improved Oral Health Science and Evidence-Based Diversity Inclusivity The American Dental Association (ADA) exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist our members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients.
We help North Carolinians in need – including children, veterans and adults. Some have never been to a dentist. From prevention and education to treatment, the Foundation focuses on individuals in dire need. More than 35% of children enter kindergarten with some tooth decay, and 21% of seniors statewide have lost all their teeth.
WHO WE ARE JOIN NCOHC RESOURCE CENTER In the midst of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the health care system, we have put together a dedicated page of resources for oral health care providers and patients. We will continue to update the page with relevant information as it is released from state and national officials.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) works to improve children’s oral health through communication and collaboration between the medical and dental homes, and to make pediatricians and other health professionals an essential part of the oral health team.