All County Objectives

# 69

Oral Health

By June 2021, Health Services will partner with the local Oral Health Access Coalition to reduce cavities in children ages 0-5 by increasing Medi-Cal dental visit rates from 38.8% 27% to 40% 65%.


Key Steps

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Implement an annual comprehensive media campaign to promote the 1st Tooth 1st Birthday message. Institutionalize fluoride varnish application at well-child medical visits by identifying and training providers, clinics, and Cabrillo College students. Partner to include oral health requirements, resources and linkages to care in school enrollment packets for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Increase the number of dental chairs in the Health Services Agency Clinic Division from 5-10, increasing access to dental care.
Plan Reference: Collaborating Depts:
Baseline: Progress:
1.B.i, 5.D.ii HSD 65% Medi-Cal Dental Visit Rate 27% 92% (62%)