Impacting oral health of Oklahoma children and their families through collaboration, coordination and education.

position papers

The mission of the Oklahoma Oral Health Coalition is to impact the oral health of Oklahomans through collaboration, coordination and education.

We use our position papers to educate policymakers, health professionals and the public about key oral health issues.


Community Water Fluoridation Position Paper

Community water fluoridation is equitable - anyone who drinks fluoridated water receives its benefits. The Oklahoma Oral Health Coalition supports fluoridation of community water. Every applicable public water system in Oklahoma should be fluoridated at the optimal level recommended by the U.S Public Health Service.

CWF Position Paper - English (PDF)
CWF Position Paper - Spanish (PDF)

Preventing Early Childhood Caries (ECC)

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a highly preventable disease that affects children under age six. OOHC believes that every child deserves a healthy start; and this health start begins with good oral health.

ECC Position Paper - English (PDF)
ECC Position Paper - Spanish (PDF)