The Office of Oral Health (OOH) has a mission to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts. To achieve these goals, the OOH is providing strategic advice and leadership to oral health stakeholders throughout the state, building oral health workforce capacity and infrastructure, and implementing and evaluating evidence-based 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 (PDF), a
California Oral Health Plan (PDF), and an oral health surveillance plan. The state plan serves 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.