Indian Health Services National Oral Health Initiatives are formulated to provide systemic outcomes to achieve over a specific length of time. These initiatives for 2010-2018 include early childhood caries, periodontal disease, access to dental care, oral disease burden, perceived quality of care, and integration of oral health. One main focus is to reduce oral health disparities by increasing access to care and providing quality care as primary health care.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify six oral health disparities American Indians/Alaska Natives experience within their communities.
  • Understand the purpose of the Oklahoma City Area Dental Support Center.
  • State three strategic goals of Indian Health Services National Response to strengthen the oral care access of the American Indians/Alaska Natives population.