Oral Health Program

Medicaid Rate Increase

In January 2022, Wisconsin Medicaid providers received a rate increase for dental services.

The mission of the Oral Health Program is to promote and improve oral health for the benefit of all Wisconsin citizens so that everyone is living their best life.

This is accomplished through policy development, technical assistance, needs assessment, training, education, and through the planning, implementation, and evaluation of preventive oral health programs.

Are you looking for free or low-cost dental care?

Use the map below to find free or low-cost dental clinics in Wisconsin. Find more information about each clinic by clicking on the tooth icon in the map.

ForwardHealth Member Service line 1-800-362-3002
Available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Central Time, with the exception of state-observed holidays). Members should call Member Service for enrollment and benefit information.
Dental Ombudsman: email James Foerster or call 1-800-947-9627, option 4

Programs and Initiatives

The Oral Health Program supports safety net clinics, school-based programs and evidence-based initiatives.


The Oral Health Program is committed to collecting data on the oral health status across the life span of Wisconsin populations.

Resource Center

The Oral Health Program resource center contains fact sheets, trainings and website links for the general public and health care professionals.

Connect with the Oral Health Program

Sign up for Oral Health Program updates.

Contact Oral Health Program staff.


Last Revised: July 25, 2022