The Maine Dental Access Coalition is the recipient of a $15,000
operating support grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation.
Thank you Northeast Delta
Maine receives an "A " on dental sealants. The Pew Center
of the States released a 50 state report card on states use of
sealants, a low cost and effective preventive measure. It was
one of only 2 states to receive the maximum number of points. The
Report Card is
here , the full report is
here, and a nice "infographic" illustrating the importance of
here. Here is a January 9
Bangor Daily News article on the award and the
Coalition's press release.
A healthy body must have a healthy mouth Maine professionals
Watch the Video
Maine Voices for Oral Health
Dental disease has a significant impact on cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke, and complications of diabetes
as well as being associated with low birth weight and pre term
births. See below for a short video produced by MDAC on the need for oral health policies that recognize the role oral health plays in overall health, and the need for better access to oral health services.