Oral Health


MPCA provides dental teams with training and technical assistance to support their ability to provide high-quality care to the communities they serve. Additionally, we provide health centers with unique opportunities to innovate and lead the advancement of the dental field into the future. We partner with funders and other entities to align health center teams with programs related to integration, value-based care, population health and innovative workforce models.

Highlighted Topics

  • Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration (MNOHI)
    • A four-state collaborative network between MPCA, Illinois Primary Health Care Association, Iowa Primary Care Association and Ohio Association of Community Health Centers. This project is being funded by HRSA beginning September 2019 and ending August 2024.
  • Dental Therapy: Employment, Hiring Incentive, and Scholarship
  • Oral Health Value-Based Care
    • In a VBC delivery model, quality and outcomes improve while costs remain the same or fall because the healthier a person is, the less they require expensive services. A key driver in the success of a value-based system is aligning new payment models that reward care and outcomes and not the volume of services.
  • Adult Medicaid Restructure


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