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“We have built strong successful partnerships with government agencies that have led to better tracking of pediatric oral health data and increased access to preventive/multi-disciplinary pediatric oral health care.  We believe that outreach and leadership by our community- for our community- is the key to our success. We still have more work to do- please join our efforts!”         - Anu Tate, DMD, MPH

“As a Pediatrician at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, I have set integrating oral health within a child’s overall health at outpatient and primary care practices as one my professional goals for more than two years now. In order to achieve these successes, all team members at every setting must be fully committed and engaged in achieving this goal. The DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition’s partnership, collaboration and contributions have been instrumental to the fulfillment of our goals and the patient’s needs and our successes in regards to oral health in our community. The engagement and integration of the community members, patients, parents, Georgetown outpatient and community practices, oral health coalition members and many others have allowed the District of Columbia to progressively improve pediatric oral health care in the 21st century.”       - Dr. Maria Marquez