California Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Program works to provide education, prevention, linkages to treatment programs, case management and surveillance within the county. Focus is on the oral health needs of underserved areas and populations.

Having good oral health includes the presence of healthy gums, teeth, tongue, as well as the ability to speak, chew, and smile! Oral health is important for overall health and well-being.

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that your child see a dentist by age 1? If you have Medi-Cal, you are covered Check out what is covered.

It is important to see the dentist at least once during your pregnancy. The best time to see a dentist is in your second trimester (week 13 to week 27 of pregnancy), but as a Medi‑Cal member, you are covered throughout your pregnancy and 60 days past the birth of your baby, regardless of the type of Medi-Cal coverage you have.

No matter your age, you can keep your gums and teeth healthy, strong and pain-free. As an older adult, you are prone to gum disease and other oral health problems, but by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and seeing your dentist regularly, you can lower your risk.

Medi‑Cal will pay up to $1,800 in a year for covered dental services. You may qualify for no yearly limit. Please visit “About the Medi‑Cal Dental Program” to find out more.

Top 10 Dental Topics

  1. Why do Baby Teeth Matter?
  2. Sensitive Teeth
  3. Dentures
  4. Root Canals
  5. Wisdom Teeth
  6. Thumbsucking and Pacifier Use
  7. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
  8. Gum Disease
  9. Sealants
  10. Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Premedication and Endocarditis

For help finding a provider near you, click here.

Resources for improving your overall Oral Health, click here.