Mission Statement

The Greater Richmond and Petersburg Regional Oral Health Alliance is a change agent for improving oral health among members of the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region by:

  • Listening to the community’s needs;
  • Advocating for better access to care;
  • Educating community members; and,
  • Engaging with community members, policymakers, and other stakeholders to reduce barriers to dental care.

Vision Statement

Greater Richmond and Petersburg area community members understand the importance of oral health as a part of overall health and ultimately experience: lives free from pain and disease; an increase in self-confidence; and, the ability to function fully at work, school, and home.

See how the Greater Richmond and Petersburg regional oral health alliance is working towards its goals through the 2018-2019 Work Plan.


  • Public awareness: Increase public awareness and build community capacity to address oral health issues and social determinants of health in the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region.
  • Safety net clinics: Develop a plan to assess and inform research on barriers and facilitators to safety net dental care utilization.
  • School age children: Increase participation among school children being serviced by an in-school dental program measured by a 10% increase in the percentage of children who return signed consent forms.

Upcoming Meetings


Miss a meeting?

  • School-Aged Children Workgroup
  • Safety Net Workgroup
  • Grassroots Advocacy Workgroup

Regional Oral Health Alliance Member Organizations

  • Anthem HealthKeepers Plus
  • Central Virginia Health Services
  • Chesterfield County
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
  • Communities in Schools of Richmond, Inc.
  • CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
  • Dr. Richard Byrd & Associates, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Health Quality Innovators
  • Healthy Living and Learning Center at the Petersburg Public Library
  • MEI Mujeres de Exito Internacional
  • Pathways-VA, Inc.
  • Pillars of Health - Petersburg Wellness Consortium
  • Quin Rivers
  • Reynolds Community College
  • Richmond City Health District
  • Smile Virginia
  • The Cameron Foundation
  • VCU - Department of Health Administration
  • VCU - School of Dentistry
  • VCU - School of Government & Public Affairs
  • VCU - School of Medicine
  • VCU - Wilder School
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Virginia Department of Health - Crater Health District
  • Virginia Department of Health - Henrico Health District
  • Virginia Health Care Foundation
  • YWCA Richmond

Questions? Contact us to learn more about the Greater Richmond and Petersburg Regional Oral Health Alliance.