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Advantage Dental Community Care Overview

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Advantage Dental Community Team is to reduce oral health disparities by acting as an extension of the Primary Care Dentist in providing dental services in locations where community members are already receiving other social services, to improve access and improve the oral health of the community.

Our Goal

The goal of the program is to improve the oral health of Oregon communities by:

  • Engaging the community in actively addressing their oral health needs
  • Providing risk-based prevention and disease management dental services
  • Care Coordination services to assist in follow through to timely and appropriate care

Our Services

The Community Care Team provides dental services to 40,000+ community members at over 600 sites each year. Services include prevention and stabilization care, education, and teledentistry services.

Our Community Care Team

Each team member of the Community Care Team plays a pivotal role in achieving the fundamental aim of ensuring that Oregon’s community members who have unmet dental needs receive appropriate and timely care.

The Advantage Dental Outreach Team consists of:

  • Director of Integration and Community Programs
  • Community Care Managers and Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists (EPDHs)
    • An Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist is able to perform specific tasks for underserved populations without the supervision of a dentist. An EPDH is able to provide basic dental hygiene exams, sealants, periodontal maintenance, adult prophylaxis, fluoride varnish application, and oral health instruction and education.
  • Regional Community Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists
  • Program Coordinators
  • Community Care Dental Assistants
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Community Care Programs

"First Tooth"

Learn more about our "First Tooth" whose mission is to reduce dental cavities in Oregon's pediatric population.

Additional Resources

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Consent Forms

Fill Out Your Consent Form

In order to participate in an Advantage Dental Community Care program, you must fill out our consent form.

Download Consent Forms
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Kids Zone

Oral Health Resources for Kids

Discover our library of interactive dental activities that promote good oral health habits for children.

Check Out Our Library Of Resources
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Oral Health Pamphlets

Learn More About Oral Health Conditions

Our oral health educational pamphlets are a great resource to learn more about what services you can expect at one of our community care events.

Download Oral Health Pamphlets

Partner With Advantage Dental Community Care

Are you a school or community organization interested in partnering with our community out reach team? Fill out the form on this page and someone from our team will reach out.

If you are interested in partnering with Advantage Dental for a community care event, contact our team by email at

At Advantage Dental, one way success is rated is to see the positive impact that is being made in the communities served. That's why, unlike many other insurance companies, Advantage Dental is improving citizens' dental health through education, outreach, and awareness.

Advantage Dental has always been an advocate for community involvement. Changing the mindset of the parent, who thinks cavities are a normal part of childhood, is the focus of this grass roots movement to redefine the dental paradigm. Advantage Dental’s community outreach is focused on helping the professionals who work with pregnant women and parents with infants and toddlers to teach them about preventative care. Advantage Dental is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that no member of any community Advantage Dental serves suffers the ravages of tooth decay or dental pain that inhibits their daily life.

Community Care Details

  • Serves over 600 sites across Oregon
  • Provides 95,000+ services to more than 33,000+ community members annually
  • Services provided through partnership with:
    • 200+ schools
    • Multiple pre-k programs, including Head Start and Preschool Promise
    • Woman, infants and children (WIC) programs
    • Affordable housing sites
    • Medical facilities
    • Behavioral health and addiction services
    • Juvenile detention
    • Health fairs and community events
    • Public health departments

Submit a Community Care Request or Question

Please note, this form is for Community Care inquiries only. If your inquiry is not related to Community Care, call 866-268-9631.




Quote from A participant of a Community Care post-site visit survey

"I enjoy working with Advantage Dental to provide dental hygiene services to our children and families. It's always a pleasure working with the team."
A participant of a Community Care post-site visit survey