Oral Health

Goal

Improve Total Health and Wellbeing of Tehama County Community by providing Education, Support and Access to Oral Health Services.

Tehama County clinics are actively collaborating and working towards operating a Virtual Dentistry mobile clinic to provide greater access to dental services.

General Info

To complete our Community Health Improvement Plan we collaborated with local dental providers and surveyed community members to determine our goals:

  • Build Community Capacity to Improve Access to Oral Health Services
  • Integrate Oral Health into Overall Health through Primary Prevention
  • Educate & Empower Residents of Tehama County to Improve their Oral Health Status
  • Implement System Changes that Promote Oral Health among Children, Youth and Adults
  • Improve, Enhance, and Evaluate the Services that Support the Community Health Improvement Plan

Services Offered

  • Educational presentations, resources, and materials on oral health, water fluoridation, and tobacco prevention
  • Participation in health fairs and outreach events
  • Collaborate with partners to improve local access to dental care
  • Provide training for Fluoride Varnish application to medical providers, schools and other local agencies
  • Collaborate with the state to conduct sealant clinics
  • Promote oral health through a variety of media sources
  • Work with providers to create a referral system for pregnant women to receive preventative dental exams
  • Engage and expand the Public Health Advisory Board Dental Committee

Resources

CHIP 2018-2022
Article: Children’s Dental Health Month 2021
It’s All Connected
Fluoride Varnish
Impacts Beyond the Mouth
Connection to Heart Health
Oral Cancer Self Exam
Oral Conditions of Children with Special Needs

Links

Smile California
Oral Health Program
Brush, Book, Bed
First 5 Tehama

Videos