The Oral Health Task Force is a temporary committee of Maryland oral health experts created by the Maryland General Assembly under Senate Bill 100 and
House Bill 368. The task force will study and analyze the current landscape of oral health services in the State and make recommendations to improve access to services, especially for our most vulnerable citizens. The task force will begin its work on July 1, 2021, and end on June 30, 2023.
The Maryland Oral Health Task Force has submitted its final report and concluded its legislatively mandated purpose at this time.
The Oral Health Task Force Final Report
The Oral Health Task Force's final report may be found attached below or online in the Department of Legislative Services' online catalog
Final Report on the Oral Health Task Force in Maryland
Interim Report on the Oral Health Task Force in Maryland
Task Force Goals and Objectives
The task force will:
- Study Marylanders' access to dental services.
- Identify areas lacking dental services.
- Identify barriers to receiving services.
- Make recommendations on ways to end barriers and increase access to dental services.
For more information, see Senate Bill 100 and House Bill 368 and the Fiscal And Policy Note.
The task force must submit an interim report by May 1, 2022, and a final report by December 1, 2022, to the Governor and select General Assembly committees. Reports will be posted here when available.
Past Meeting Agendas and Recordings
For all past meeting reordings, visit the Maryland General Assembly website and select the date of the meeting. Click on the camera icon to view the recording.
- October 20, 2022 Oral Health Task Force Agenda
- September 15, 2022 Oral Health Task Force Agenda
August 18, 2022 Meeting Agenda
July 21, 2022 Meeting Agenda
June 16, 2022 Meeting Agenda
May 19, 2022 Meeting Agenda
April 21, 2022 Meeting Agenda
January 6, 2022 Meeting Agenda
December 16, 2021 Meeting Agenda
- December 2, 2021 Meeting Agenda
November 18, 2021 Meeting Agenda
October 21, 2021 Meeting Agenda
October 21, 2021 Workplan Draft
9.14.21 Oral Health Task Force Agenda Draft.pdf
Task Force Members
|Co-chair Debony Hughes||Director of Office of Oral Health, or designee|
|Co-chair Mark Reynolds||Dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry|
|Emily A. Dow||Secretary of MD Higher Education Commission, or designee|
|Hakan Koymen||Dental Director of MD Healthy Smiles Dental Program, or designee|
|Charles Doring||MD State Dental Association representative|
|Ricardo C Kimbers ||MD Dental Society representative|
|Jennifer A Suminski||MD Dental Hygienists' Association representative|
|Christy Russell||MD Developmental Disabilities Council representative|
|Mary Backley||MDAC representative|
Pending||MD Alliance for the Poor representative|
|Jean J Carlson||MD Association of Community Colleges representative|
|Arpana S Verma ||State Board of Dental Examiners|
|Jennifer L Briemann||MD MCO Association representative|
|Jonathan Dayton||MD Rural Health Association representative|
|Diane D Romaine ||Representative from a nonprofit organization that advocates for needs of poor|
|Brooks Woodward||dentist working in an FQHC or clinic providing dental services to underserved|
|Nicole Steck-Waitt||representative of the nursing home industry|
|Dean Shifflett||representative of a dental plan organization|
|Sarah L Czyz||dental hygienist who works in an FQHC or clinic providing dental services to underserved|
Oral Health Task Force Staff