School Oral Health Policy Framework

The Center for Oral Health (COH) and the California School Boards Association (CSBA) are partnering to address one of the most significant health problems affecting school aged children—dental disease. COH and CSBA are developing a comprehensive set of policies for school boards and administrators. This is the first attempt to harness the power of school boards to help address the issue of children’s oral health and will serve as a model for replication in other states.


Putting Teeth Into Health Care Reform

The Center for Oral Health is actively involved in advocating for the inclusion of dental benefits in all national health reform proposals.


Fighting the Medi-Cal Adult Dental Benefit Cuts

The funding for the Adult Denti-Cal program was removed by the governor in his January and May 2009 budgets. The Center for Oral Health opposed this cut and continues to seek solutions to this problem.