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Access for All

We’re dedicated to improving access to oral health services by advocating for policies and legislation that ensure more Virginians have dental care and insurance coverage.

We Support:

  • Medicaid Expansion:  VaOHC will be responsive and supportive of Governor McAuliffe's strategy regarding the coverage gap. 
  • Dental Hygienists - Remote Supervision:  VaOHC will support potential legislation related to the oral health plan goal, "The oral health workforce in Virginia adequately meets the needs of its citizens by working to the full extent of their education and training." 
  • Adult Dental in Medicaid:  VaOHC will continue to lay a foundation of need for adult dental benefits in Medicaid (no proactive legislation). 

View our current legislative priorities.  


Our Successes:
  • Saving over 20,000 patients, mostly children, from losing their dental care provider by advocating to restore funding to state-supported dental clinics and working with a stakeholder group to ensure dental homes for patients as state-supported clinics transitioned to a preventive model.
  • Advocating for comprehensive dental coverage for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS.
  • An annual Legislative Day during the Virginia General Assembly session.

See what we fought for in 2016, 20152014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

Policy News & Updates

Take Action

Join our email list to stay up-to-date on policy news, and consider joining our legislative committee. Also, call or email your local or state legislators and let them know oral health matters.  Find your representatives

Legislators

Learn about Health Reform and Dental Care or view our 2017 Legislative Priorities.

Questions? Sarah Holland, VaOHC Executive Director, will be happy to answer them. Contact Sarah directly at 804.269.8721.

Contact Us

4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060  |  804.269.8720  | info@vaoralhealth.org
 
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