Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Healthy Teeth Healthy Communities

The Alameda County Healthy Teeth Healthy Communities (HTHC) project is a cross-sector collaboration that implements a county-wide dental health care coordination system to ensure Medi-Cal eligible children (ages 0 through 20) receive prevention and continuity of care services necessary to ensure their oral health.

HTHC Model


The Office of Dental Health has partnered with numerous agencies to provide HTHC services to Alameda County residents.  Currently, 27 Community Dental Care Coordinators (CDCCs) connect infants, children and youth to dentists through this project.


  • Children 0-20 years old;
  • Enrolled in Medi-Cal or are eligible for Medi-Cal;
  • Alameda County Resident

Client Services

  • Dental care coordination
  • Help finding a dentist
  • Scheduling dental appointments
  • Oral health education
  • Medi-Cal health benefits enrollment assistance
  • Referrals to community resources

You can also contact our following partners for making appointments

  • Alameda Health System
  • Asian Health Services
  • Axis Community Health
  • Center for Healthy Schools and Communities
  • East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC)
  • First 5 Alameda County
  • La Clinica de la Raza
  • Lifelong Medical Care
  • Native American Health Center
  • Roots Community Health Center
  • Tiburccio Vasquez Health Center
  • Tri-City Health Center
  • West Oakland Health

Dental Provider Network

HTHC Community of Practice (COP) provides training & education, technical assistance and consultation to Dental Providers. HTHC provides incentives to Dental Providers who are actively participating in HTHC project.

COP strives to:

  • Increase Denti-Cal provider capacity in Alameda County to provide services to children (ages 0-20 years)
  • Increase provider skills, self-efficacy, and willingness to treat infants and young children (ages 0-5 years)
  • Increase access to dental services
  • Increase dental service utilization
  • Increase continuity of care


If you are a Dental Provider and want to participate in HTHC

or want more information, please contact us.

(510) 208-5938

For general information,
please call (510) 208-5910
Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Alameda County Office of Dental Health
1000 Broadway, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94607

Tel: (510) 208-5910 | Fax: (510) 273-3748

Alameda County Public Health Department