The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to improving access to care and overall healthcare needs of our community.
In 2016, OMFS appointed Jennifer Magee, DMD, MPH, as the community health director. The Community Health program determines community oral health improvement needs and ensure access for oral healthcare for the greater Boston community.
The focus of the Community Health program is to weave community health into the fabric of the overall OMFS department by integrating the four missions of Mass General and OMFS.
In its development stage, the program will focus on determining barriers for groups of patients who cannot get appropriate oral healthcare, and how the OMFS department can remove those barriers to care. Care initiatives will include:
- Re-entry to job force after isolation for victims of abuse, trafficking or addiction
- Opioid prescribing to dental pain
- “Building confidence and improving lives one smile at a time”
OMFS received a grant award from the Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) for Building Confidence and Improving Lives, One Smile at a Time.
Excellence in Community Service
Mass General received the 2015 Foster G. McGraw Price for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in health care.