About Maine Oral Health Program

About Our Program

The Oral Health Program seeks to reduce dental disease and improve the oral health of all Maine citizens by planning, implementing and evaluating primary and secondary prevention efforts in oral health promotion and disease prevention. To carry out its mission, the Oral Health Program engages in:

  • Public leadership to enable communities to prevent, control and reduce oral diseases
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating programs for oral health promotion and disease prevention
  • Statewide coordination of community-based oral health services through increased access and removal of barriers
  • Funding for school-based oral health education and sealant programs and for community agencies providing education and clinical services

Our Vision

Maine people will have an improved quality of life through optimal oral health.

Our Mission

The Oral Health Program seeks to improve the oral health of Maine people through:

  • Public leadership in assisting community initiatives to prevent, control and reduce oral diseases;
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating programs for oral health promotion and disease prevention;
  • Statewide coordination and integration of community based oral health services through increased access and removal of barriers.