Oral Health Committee
Committee Sponsor - Lansing Community College
Made up of dentists, government officials, hygienists, educators, administrators, and social workers, the Oral Health Committee (OHC) specifically addressed the dental needs of underserved Capital Area populations. The OHC has been responsible for procuring grants that have resulted in the creation of the Healthy Smiles dental clinic and the coordination of volunteer dental professionals to provide patient care for hundreds of patients who lack access to dental care. In 2012, members of the Oral Health Committee met to discuss the potential for using some of the resources at Lansing Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program to increase oral health capacity in the region. A preliminary plan was created, and funding sources are being sought to develop a business plan for the possible expansion. For further information about this committee and the contribution you can make to the oral health of the citizens of the Capital Area, please contact the Alliance.