Oral Health Coordinating Committee

The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) ’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee (OHCC), with representatives from HHS and other federal agencies, directs and coordinates a broad range of oral health policy, research, and programs within the USPHS, across federal agencies, and between the public and private sectors.

cover of the Oral Health Strategic Framework 2016-2017 report

 

We want to increase the public's understanding that oral health is essential to overall health. We also want to leverage partnerships to achieve better health for all people.

In response to both needs, we created the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework 2014–2017 (PDF – 3 MB).

 

 

The published Framework’s strategies and key activities align to five major goals:

  1. Integrate oral health and primary health care
  2. Prevent disease and promote oral health
  3. Increase access to oral health care and eliminate disparities
  4. Increase the dissemination of oral health information and improve health literacy
  5. Advance oral health in public policy and research

OHCC Members

Administration for Children and Families
Marco Beltran, DrPH
Head Start Program Specialist
Office of Head Start
202-205-7844 | Email Marco Beltran

Administration for Community Living
Phantane J. Sprowls, MPA
Program Analyst
Administration on Aging
202-795-7443 | Email Phantane J. Sprowls

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Richard J. Manski, DDS, MBA, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar
Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends
301-427-1676 | Email Richard J. Manski

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Casey Hannan, MPH
Acting Director, Division of Oral Health
National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion
770-488-6211 | Email Casey Hannan

Gina Thornton-Evans, DDS, MPH
Dental Officer
Division of Oral Health
770-488-5503 | gdt4@cdc.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Andrew Snyder
Health Insurance Specialist
410-786-1274 | Email Andrew Snyder

Food and Drug Administration
Gail Cherry-Peppers, DDS, MS
CAPT, USPHS
Center for Tobacco Products
Office of Science
301-796-7379 | Email Gail Cherry-Peppers

Frederick Hyman, DDS, MPH
Dental Officer
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Division of Dermatology and Dental Products
301-796-0922 | Email Frederick Hyman

Health Resources and Services Administration
Renée Joskow, DDS, MPH, FAGD
CAPT, USPHS
Chief Dental Officer
301-443-6769 | Email Renée Joskow

Indian Health Service
Nathan Mork, DDS, MPH
CDR, USPHS
Staff Dentist
Bemidji Area Dental Field Consultant
218-983-6254 | Email Nathan Mork

National Institutes of Health/
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Bruce A. Dye, DDS, MPH
CAPT, USPHS
Dental Epidemiology Officer
Director, Residency Program in Dental Public Health
301-496-7765 | Email Bruce A. Dye

OS/ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Jessica O’Hara
202-260-0362 | Email Jessica O'Hara

OS/Office of Minority Health

Vacant

OASH/Office of the Surgeon General
Rochelle Rollins, Ph.D., MPH
Senior Policy Advisor
240-276-8786 | Email Rochelle Rollins

OASH/Office on Women’s Health
Vacant

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Edwin M. Craft, DrPH, MEd, LCPC 
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
240-276-1571 | Email Edwin M. Craft

On Detail from HHS

U.S. Coast Guard
David Lunduhl, DDS
CAPT, USPHS
USCG Chief Dental Officer (CG-1122)
USCG Headquarters
202-475-5180 | Email David Lunduhl

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Nicholas S. Makrides, DMD, MPH (Chair)
RADM, USPHS
Chief Dentist
202-353-4728 | Email Nicholas S. Makrides

 

 

 
Date Last Reviewed:  January 2018