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Center for Oral Health

“While most Americans have access to the best oral health care in the world, low-income children suffer disproportionately from oral disease.”

Michael K. Simpson

Idaho House of Representatives


Oral Health Strategic Plan and Needs assessment for Orange County published November 2018.  Click here for the full report.


First 5 Sacramento joins Early Smiles® the Center for Oral Health and three dental plans to expand school-based oral health initiative in Sacramento to deliver dental care for 20,000 children.

Click here for the full press release! 

A Healthy Smile Never Gets Old

A recent study, "A Healthy Smile Never Gets Old: A California Report on Oral Health of Older Adults", released by Center for Oral Health has uncovered a hidden epidemic of untreated tooth decay among older Californians 65 years and older.

Click Here for the Full Report!

Sacramento Smiles

Early Smiles Sacramento is a school-based oral health program by the Center for Oral Health.  This report presents findings of a one-year evaluation of Early Smiles Sacramento.  Program data collected on an ongoing basis, was used and the findings presented in this report are summative and quantitative.  All data presented in this report spans over 12 months (one program year).

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Our Mission is to improve oral health, especially of vulnerable populations, through innovation, research, education and advocacy.



Our Vision has remained unchanged since our funding in 1985: Oral Health for All.




Getting Things Done

Acceptance & Inclusion

Maximize Sustainability



Integrated Delivery Model


An Integrated Delivery Model is an alternative to the Federally Qualified Health Center model and aims at achieving the Triple Aim by improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of health care. Over time, the average cost of a dental visit in the proposed Integrated Delivery System model will be less than $90.00. In contrast, the average payment per encounter (visit) at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Florida is $131.27. The proposed model represents savings of over $100.00 per capita.

Our Model
Our Future

Our Impact

Oral Health Treatment

Oral Health Education

Diagnostic & Preventive Services

Issue and Policy Briefs

FY 2017

Happy #SeniorCitizensDay! DYK: 65% of older adults in nursing homes and 46% of older adults in community-dwelling homes need treatment for tooth decay and/or gum disease. Learn how COH is helping adults age with dignity!

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Center for Oral Health

309 East 2nd Street

Pomona, CA 91766

(909) 469-8300