oral health

Kentucky Youth Advocates

Kentucky dentists, public health providers, and educators are working to redefine a strategic plan for oral health in the Commonwealth. 

A meeting is being held in Lexington this week to delve into that work.


For many Kentuckians, the key to a healthier life may start with a good set of teeth. The Commonwealth is one of the poorest states when it comes to oral health. In fact, it ranks second in the nation in the loss of natural teeth. That's one of the main reasons, according to State Oral Health Director Dr. Julie Watts McKee, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is holding a summit in Lexington on Wednesday.