Our Mission:

To build healthier Native communities by connecting oral health to overall health and wellness through peer support, collaboration, and community engagement.

Our Vision:

Healthy tribal communities have equitable access to quality oral health care

About NOHN:

The Native Oral Health Network (NOHN) is the first oral health network in Oklahoma focusing on Native communities. We are advocates, educators, and professionals who know that oral health is essential to overall health and well-being, which is important in our tribal communities. NOHN provides a platform for resources, peer support, and community engagement. JOIN US  in improving oral health and addressing health inequities within Native families.

NOHN is funded through the Center of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion within the CDC under the grant “Building Public Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities to Accelerate Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Indian Country” and the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources Program.

Our Goals

  • Improve the public perception of oral health and emphasize the connection of oral health to overall health and wellness
  • Promote collaboration and partnerships between our members and community members through professional development, peer support, and networking.
  • Promote the importance of prevention
  • Empower and support health leaders, advocates, and educators

Our Core Values

  • Collaboration
    • We respect the diverse perspectives and expertise our members bring to the network.
  • Community Engagement
    • We are servant leaders that listen and uplift the community voice.
  • Culture
    • We respect the diverse cultures of our members and the communities we serve.
  • Creativity
    • We are innovative thinkers and problem solvers addressing oral health inequities.

NOHN is made up of over 100 individuals representing Tribal nations and organizations, in addition to state, national and community organizations.

This webinar will provide an overview of current dental clinic best practices within the Indian health system, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Oral health practitioners from two Tribes in Oklahoma will speak on how their clinics are operating during the global pandemic, steps they are taking to protect patients and providers as facilities begin to resume normal operations, services they are offering through virtual tele-dentistry, and how they are managing reimbursement and third party billing issues.

Project Manager
Julie Seward RDH, MEd
Email: jseward@spthb.org
Phone: (405) 339-7225