Mission and Vision


The Office of Oral Health (OOH) was established in 1996 to address a myriad of dental or oral diseases affecting the State's neediest children and adults. The mission of OOH is to improve the oral health of Maryland residents through a variety of public oral health initiatives and interventions.


The Office of Oral Health (OOH) has built awareness in our community and has made oral health a critical part in the daily lives of the citizens of Maryland. OOH is a leading public health division that is recognized as a best practice oral health program. Guided by data, we use evidence-based information to serve as an exemplary oral health resource to our stakeholders. Through our activities, initiatives and strong partnerships, all residents regardless of socio-economic status will be freed from tooth decay, and will have timely access to preventive dental services in the state of Maryland.