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Oral Health America’s mission was to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health literacy, and advocate for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans. Today, Oral Health America is a part of Authority Dental.

Oral Health America history and programs

Oral Heath America was founded in 1955 as “America’s Fund for Dental Education,” a supporting organization of the American Dental Association (ADA), to raise funds for dental education and research. In 1994, the fund reorganized as Oral Health America, an independent non-profit organization, and embarked on a course to represent the oral health needs of the American public. After the release in 2000, of the first ever U.S. Surgeon General’s report on oral health in America, OHA redoubled its efforts to raise public awareness of oral health’s importance to overall health.

Through Smiles Across America, which served 501,000 children annually, the Wisdom Tooth Project, which reached hundreds of thousands of older adults annually, and the Campaign for Oral Health Equity, which prioritizes oral health alongside other chronic diseases, OHA helped Americans of all ages have a healthy mouth and understand the importance of oral health for overall health.

Oral Health America is now Authority Dental

Authority Dental is proudly continuing Oral Health America’s mission to educate American families about the importance of dental health.

Started in 2015, Authority Dental is one of the fastest-growing dentistry websites in the United States, reaching millions of people every year. We are famous for creating the most trusted dental content on the Internet. All information on our website is verified by multiple dentists for medical accuracy.

Just like OHA, we believe all Americans should have equal opportunity to achieve good oral and overall health throughout their lives. We are commited to providing easy access to verified dental information and connecting senior patients with affordable dentists.

Authority Dental is offering a unique “dentist near you” service. We will match you with a trusted dentist nearby that accepts your insurance.

100% FREE SERVICE
  • Find a gentle and affordable dentist near you
  • Get high quality dental care at the lowest cost
  • A huge network of trusted dental profesionals
  • Same-day dental appointments available
  • Contact us anytime, we're available for you 24/7
Call now 855-429-8573

This is a 100% free, no obligation service. We’re available for help 24 hours a day.

FAQ

Is the Oral Health America 501(c)(3) non-profit organization active?

OHA has currently ceased, and does not intend to renew, active operations. The OHA Board has determined that, due largely to an unanticipated precipitous decline in contributions in the last quarter of 2018 and the unlikely renewal of sufficient contributions in the near future, OHA does not have and is not likely to have sufficient capital and reserves to continue as an ongoing concern.

Today Oral Health America is a part of Authority Dental, where we continue to fight for the equal access to dental care for all Americans.

What dental programs were created by OHA?

Some of OHA’s most notable programs include: Smiles Across America, Wisdom Tooth Project, NSTEP (National Spit Tobacco Education Program), The Campaign for Oral Health Equity, National Sealant Alliance (now a part of the Smiles Across America Product Donation Project), and Medical Dental Dialogues.

OHA is reviewing options to transition pending programs and projects to other entities which may have the financial ability to sustain or manage them; however, OHA cannot at this time guarantee that such options will be viable.

Where can I get more help?

Please contact us at [email protected] with your questions and concerns.