Community Oral Health Resources

Resources for communicating the importance of maintaining good oral health, in English and Spanish.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides basics for parents and caregivers on babies and children's oral health and links to many other useful resources to keep children's teeth healthy.

In 2006, California passed AB1433 requiring a dental check-up for every child entering public school for the first time. This is one way schools can ensure children are healthy and ready to learn - by identifying children with unmet dental needs and helping parents establish a dental home for their children.

MouthHealthy lesson plans with slide decks for educators: Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum for Teachers.

Provides a broad range of resources to support health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, researchers and others to improve oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and families.

A public-private partnership between the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, the San Diego County Dental Society, and the San Diego County Dental Health Coalition, has developed a variety of resources for educators and advocates to educate children on the importance of goods oral health.

Video training guide from the California Department of Public Health. 

“When Sugar is Not So Sweet” is a brief guide that includes simple visuals and messages dental providers can use to talk with patients about reducing and eliminating sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption to reduce dental decay and other associated chronic diseases.