Tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic health problem among children in California. The Center for Disease Control reports that more than forty percent of residents have decay before entering kindergarten. Due to these alarming statistics, First 5 Placer is funding the efforts of Placer County’s Public Health division to address this largely preventable health issue.
The Placer County Oral Health Program focuses on promoting preventive dental care knowledge and access to early preventive dental services with the aim of boosting the number of Placer County’s residents who remain cavity-free. Watch a video to learn more about the program.
Do you have a child 0-5 years old in your family or a pregnant family member, and are you involved with WIC, Head Start, or CalFresh?
If so, you and your family members can take advantage of the free dental services offered during Dental Days at WIC. A dental professional provides families with dental screenings, fluoride varnish to prevent cavities, dental resource, and oral hygiene information, and dental supplies. All services are free to participants. Find schedules and resources in the column to the right.
The Placer County Oral Health Alliance is a county-wide collaborative created by the Oral Health Program which concentrates a community focus on oral health problems and works to ensure that all Placer County residents have access to and utilize appropriate dental prevention services. By bringing together healthcare providers, community-based organizations, community members and public health agencies, it serves to eliminate any unnecessary duplication of effort and therefore bring about more effective and efficient delivery of oral health services to children in Placer County.
Click here to view the 2018-2022 Placer County Oral Health Plan.
Click Here for information about Community Water Fluoridation
If you have Medi-Cal, you have dental coverage. Learn more about your coverage.