About Oral Health and Dental Services

These practices include but are not limited to:
  • Assisting individuals in reaching and maintaining their optimal oral health status.
  • Promotion of oral disease prevention, early detection and education for individuals, families and support staff.
  • Disseminating oral health related information.
  • Participating in oral health related research and educational endeavors.
The Oral Health and Dental Services Unit is a vital component of the quality and risk management systems present within the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) system. This unit is committed to identifying important patterns and trends that may help increase knowledge about oral health risk factors for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and guide systems enhancements to mitigate these risk factors in the future.