Community Oral Health Resources

Healthy Smiles for Autism was created by the National Museum of Dentistry to empower parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to establish a healthy oral hygiene routine and prepare their children for a visit to the dentist.

This CDA resource can be used to help dentists educate their patients about HPV vaccination.

Use the information and materials from the CDC to help you and your staff communicate effectively with parents about the importance of HPV vaccination.

This CDA resource provides an overview of data showing the inverse association between vaccination rates and prevalence of HPV cancers among California counties, showing that HPV vaccines are one of the most effective ways to prevent HPV cancers.

The Campaign for Dental Health provides extensive and excellent educational resources on community water fluoridation.

The California State Water Resources Control Board provides info about fluoridation in California water.

Healthy kids need healthy teeth! Dental disease affects your child's overall health and interferes with his or her ability to do well in school. CDA joined with 35 other dental organizations to create a simple message about the value of good oral health for children.

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.

Learn about California's Medicaid program (called Medi-Cal), Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP), Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT), and California Children's Services (CSS).

The American Dental Association's Mouth Healthy program provides information for "Adults Over 60" to maintain their oral health.