Oral conditions have an impact on overall health and disease. Bacteria from the mouth can cause infection in other parts of the body when the immune system has been compromised by disease or medical treatments (e.g., infective endocarditis). Systemic conditions and their treatment are also known to impact oral health (e.g., reduced saliva flow, altered balance of oral microorganisms).
The MOHC was formed in 2009 to be a statewide coalition promoting oral health under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant agreements entered into with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)’s Minnesota Oral Health Program division. MOHC’s initial governance structure was a transitional taskforce of appointed directors.
Our Executive Director (pictured here) is Nancy Franke Wilson, MS.
On September 25, 2024 the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition will celebrate its 10th year anniversary of being a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Board of Directors
|Appointed or Elected
|Instructor, Dental Hygienist
|Dental Program Administrator
|Dental Policy, Development
|Dental Director, MDH
|Collaborative Dental Hygienist
|Dr. Erin Westfall