Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, Inc.

175 Main Street Hartford, CT 06106

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Telephone: 860-246-2644

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Our Story

2018

  • Cultural competency continuing education for dental hygienists statute enacted.

2017

  • Enactment of Oral Health Assessments for school children. 

  • Expanded definition of public health settings for dental hygienists. 

  • Restoration of Medicaid expansion eligibility.

  • 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.

2015

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

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

2008

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

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 in partnership with Connecticut Health Foundation to further oral health issues through advocacy efforts.