Oral health is fundamental to overall health and well-being. Besides chronic pain, dysfunctional speech, and diminished employability, untreated tooth decay and periodontal disease can lead to long-term bacterial infections, which contribute to more serious systemic diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke, pre-term births and developmental delays.
The VtPHA supports access to preventive and therapeutic oral care for all Vermonters. VtPHA supports initiatives that include:
Access to screening and routine preventive care
Appropriate restorative care
About the association
VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.