Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Population

Oral Health Quality Indicators

Oral Health Quality Indicators

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The MCH oral health quality indicators are designed for use by state oral health programs. The indicators constitute a standardized and aligned quality measurement system designed to promote state efforts to monitor and improve the quality of oral health care for the MCH population. Incorporating indicators into state oral health quality measurement and surveillance plans for reporting over time will help states

To Get Started

The Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) has developed resources and provides technical assistance to support state implementation of the indicators.

Access components developed during the project period using the left navigation. Learn about the process of defining the set of indicators and pilot implementation in five states. Review the indicators, data sources, and technical specifications.

Contact us with inquiries and to begin with a readiness assessment to explore capacity to implement the indicators.


A webinar, "Use of a Readiness Assessment to Explore Oral Health Quality Indicators," was held November 18, 2020.


COHSII is a consortium funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. COHSII is led by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Dental Quality Alliance. COHSII works with key stakeholders to improve systems of care in support of a quality-improvement, patient-centered approach to address the oral health needs of the MCH population.


This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with no funding from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official policy of HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government, nor should any endorsements be inferred.

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