Individually, we can make progress. Together we transform the world!

Oral health is vital to overall health, yet there are barriers in place which, like locked doors, prevent people from accessing oral care. The Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) won’t stand for this failure to live up to our ideals as a nation by leaving people to unjustly and unnecessarily suffer from preventable oral health issues. OPEN is a network of change agents driving collection action and tackling our country’s oral health challenges. We’ll continue to bring people together until every person has a full set of keys to access good oral health and thrive.

OPEN is putting the power for change back in the hands of people who share the same set of beliefs about every person's right to a healthy life. 

Over the last decade a national movement to improve oral and overall health and well-being has emerged from a nationwide conversation that included policymakers, providers, public health activists, and grassroots organizers. Together, we have defined a set of goals with specific and measurable targets to hit by the year 2020, and they are guiding the work of the movement. 

Members of OPEN are linked together through relationships built on trust, communication, and shared values. Only by working together in this way can we shape a world that gives all of us an equal opportunity to be healthy. 

Join the Movement!

Join the diverse network of individuals and organizations at the local, state, and national level to ensure policy, financing, care, and community are aligned to promote oral health as an essential part of overall health and wellbeing. Register for our virtual community on Socious here. 

Learn more about the approach that members of OPEN are taking to improve oral health for all.