Our Story

  • Restoration of Medicaid expansion

  • Dental Therapy authorized and COHI participated in Dental Therapy Workgroup, per enacted statute.

2019

  • Cultural competency continuing education for dental hygienists statute enacted.

2017

2015

  • Oral health factors accepted as Core Areas of Emphasis in SIM Advanced Medical Home.

  • Oral health objectives accepted as 2016 priorities in Healthy CT 2020.

2018

  • Enactment of Oral Health Assessments for school children. 

  • Expanded definition of public health settings for dental hygienists. 

  • Restoration of Medicaid expansion eligibility.

2016

  • Oral Health integrated in the Community & Clinical Integration Plan and Quality Measures in Connecticut’s State Innovative Mode.

  • Community Water Fluoridation statue enacted with US HHS recommendation for optimal fluoride level in water.

2013

2008

  • Recruitment of dentists to provide dental services to HUSKY patients, after the settlement of a class action lawsuit (Carr vs. Wilson-Coker)

  • Child dental coverage embedded in the Qualified Health Plans of Access Health CT.

2003

  • COHI certified as a 501(c) (3) organization.

2005

  • Enactment of Oral Health Access Bill

  • Establishment of the State Office of Oral Public Health within the Department of Public Health.

  • Carr v. Wilson-Coker lawsuit settled to improving access to oral health care for children enrolled in HUSKY.

  • Enactment of Oral Health Access Bill

  • Establishment of the State Office of Oral Public Health within the Department of Public Health.

  • Carr v. Wilson-Coker lawsuit settled to improving access to oral health care for children enrolled in HUSKY.

2002

  • COHI established and incorporated with funding from the Connecticut Health Foundation to further oral health issues through advocacy efforts.  

Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, Inc.

175 Main Street Hartford, CT 06106

info@ctoralhealth.org

Telephone: 860-246-2644

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