Oral Health Program
The California Oral Health Program was established in July 2014 to address the burden of oral disease and to provide leadership, build capacity and infrastructure for development, implementation, and evaluation of best practices in oral disease prevention. Initial steps to build capacity and address the burden of oral disease are to develop a state burden report, a state oral health plan, and an oral health surveillance plan. The state plan will serve as a roadmap to identify priorities, short term, intermediate, and long term goals and objectives along with recommendations to address the burden of disease, increase access to oral health services for high risk populations, and to increase the oral health status of all Californians.
Promote oral health by reducing the prevalence of dental decay and tooth loss, periodontal disease, and other chronic diseases through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.
Funding provided by State General Fund and the Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant
February is Children’s Dental Health Month