Mike Plunkett, DDS, MPH

Mike Plunkett is Dental Director of CareOregon and Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry.  CareOregon Inc. is a non-profit health services organization providing support to five Coordinated Care Organizations and Oregon’s Health CO-OP.  CareOregon also administers Medicare Advantage and Dental Managed Care plans.  In his role at CareOregon, Dr. Plunkett provides vision and leadership on issues related to oral health policy and dental plan benefits. He also works closely with both dental and physical health clinical partners to develop strategies for improving oral health.

Statewide Dr. Plunkett is a member of the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board, Medicaid Advisory Committee of the Oregon Health Authority, and served as founding Chair of the Dental Directors Peer Network for the Oregon Primary Care Association.

Dr. Plunkett was previously the Director of Community Rotations at OHSU, School of Dentistry, where he currently holds an appointment as Assistant Professor and directs a course series in Public Health and Preventive Dentistry.  Dr. Plunkett also maintains an active clinical practice at Neighborhood Health Center where he previously served as the organization’s first Dental Director.