‚ÄčOral Health Program

The El Dorado County Oral Health Program (El Dorado Smiles) works with community health, youth and
service organizations, private dentists, schools and local community groups to improve the oral health of residents through five program activity areas:

  • Oral Health Education
  • Dental Disease Prevention
  • Access to Dental Care
  • Local Oral Health Data Collection
  • Outreach and Case Management Services

El Dorado Smiles works by building partnerships, training community organizations in oral health, holding classes and supporting programs such as the El Dorado Smiles school-based dental van and portable clinics. The program aims to reduce cavities in El Dorado County through its local coordinated efforts. The program began in 2018 and is funded by Proposition 56, a state tax on tobacco products. 

 

Oral Health Advisory Coalition

The Oral Health Advisory Coalition is an advisory board to El Dorado Smiles. Membership includes representatives from community health centers, Indian Health Services clinics, private dentists, school nurses, public health nurses, community agencies and organizations and people with an interest or expertise in oral health. Meetings are held quarterly. 

Oral Health Advisory Coalition Vision Statement: WE ENVISION an El Dorado where all children are cavity free; families are living healthier, longer lives due to an engaged community oral health effort that is supported by active and committed organizations working together.

 

To learn more about the Oral Health Program or Oral Health Advisory Coalition, please contact:

Cathy Larsen
(530) 621-6313
cathy.larsen@edcgov.us.