The Office of Oral Public Health strives to promote health and reduce disease and health disparities in Connecticut through enhanced oral health and oral health care access.  The office works to build the public health infrastructure for oral health within the Department of Public Health and throughout Connecticut in order to reduce the prevalence and impact of oral diseases and conditions and to enhance oral health care access.  Goals of the office also include implementing effective, culturally appropriate oral health promotion and disease prevention programs that adopt, adapt and enhance best practices.  The office also works to centralize, coordinate, enhance and integrate oral health data, information and monitoring systems to detect disease, inform policy, and evaluate programs.