Once early plans are made, it is critical to engage the local population by forming an “Advisory Council.” This council would consist of local stakeholders and provide an outlet for the expression of support and concerns. Furthermore, the council will be able to supply information about the specific traits of the community being served that may not be known to the dental professionals. The council will help in establishing support for the program. It is critical the members of the Advisory Council have voice in the planning of the program. This will provide for better insight and ownership by all involved. A listing of potential stakeholders to include in the Advisory Council is provided in Figure 3.
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